View Full Version : 1st feature film, low budget HD, mostly exteriors: which camera set up?

02-23-2006, 12:01 PM
We want to shoot on HD, outside (think adventure in the mountains), onto a hard drive, with a powerful G5 back at HQ for dailies/rough edit etc, with the image as 'beautiful' as possible, lots of wide angle lenses, DOF. Maneuverabilty and flexibilty essential, really experimenting with angles and loads of takes.

I'd love to hear any opinion on which cameras might be best suited to the task.

Many thanks


02-23-2006, 12:42 PM
HVX or Canon XLH1. There is lots of infomation on all the pluses and minuses of both cameras. Poke around the forums.

BTW, if you really are super low budget, rent the camera. So many low budget filmmakers put most of their money into buying the equipment that collects dust after the shoot.

Collecting dust=wasted money.

Good luck

02-23-2006, 12:53 PM
wabbit, apparently there's $500k for "mostly the cams".

02-23-2006, 01:29 PM
Ff you have that much money ($500k) just for the camera, then try to get a 4:4:4 acquisition package like the Thompson Viper camera of the F950

02-23-2006, 01:30 PM
... I mean, if you can afford the insurance and for how long you need it.

Jeremy Ordan
02-23-2006, 02:14 PM
How many different places do you need to post this thread?

You know, I hear there are 12 step programs for crossposting.

02-23-2006, 03:51 PM
OK, $500k for a camera on ONE production? Low budget? I stand confused.

Jeremy Ordan
02-23-2006, 05:01 PM
The best advice, wait until you know what you're doing before you drop $500K on a project :)