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04/02/2004: "Dream Camera"
I've been talking to a lot of videographers and reading a lot of reviews and I still can't decide on what camera I want (that is beside the point since I can't afford one anyway but still, if I did come into some money I'd like to be prepared.)
Awhile back, a fellow blogger "athiest_ubberboy" who is a film student gave me some excellent advice about the differences between the Canon XL1s
and the HD camera JVC GR-HD1.
I was all set to fantasize about the Canon until a friend mentioned the newly released Panasonic AG-DVX100A
that is an upgrade from the Panasonic AG-DVX100. I started reading some reviews and from what I've read it rates even higher with video professionals than the Canon, and at about the same price. Plus, it offers 24p, the equivalent of 24fps that is used with traditional 35mm film...so if you wanted to have your video put onto film for projection purposes it would be a more seemless process. Also it supposedly has a more cinematic look to the image quality.
Another friend reccommended the Panasonic AG DVC80 which I think is an earlier version of the same camera but is price about a grand less. Use google's "Froogle" search to find the best deals, prices vary wildly on the web.
Anyway, I don't know which camera I want but I think as it stands now I'm leaning towards the Panasonic AG-DVX100A, even though I have a sentimental attachment to the Canon XL1s
because I like the design a lot more and especially because they used them to make "28 Days Later".
Tonight I'm going to the First Friday openings downtown. Students from UAS are having a student showing at the Arts and Humanities Council gallery. An art professor from UAS is also having an exhibit at the City Museum, and then Jeff is at the KTOO gallery and David Riccio is at the Empire Gallery. Lots of great art to see around town tonight so if you're in the Juneau area, be sure to get out and support your local artists!
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