I use PPro 1.5
I don’t have anyone I can talk to about this. I am going to open it up to the forum community which has helped me so much in the past. I’ve been using PPro since 2002. I almost exclusively work with my own home video but sometimes will accept outside work to help pay for my system and camcorder upgrades. I shoot about eight hours of video a year with my camcorders and am up to 2004 on my editing. I usually end up with about half of what I shoot being worth keeping.
Camcorders I own;
Sony TRV65 – Analog Hi8
Sony TRV240 - Digital 8, has good pass through analog->DV conversion
Sony TRV950 – MiniDV SD 3CCD, has good pass through analog->DV conversion
When I upgraded from the TRV65 to the TRV240 the quality improvement was great. Upgrading to the TRV950 was not nearly the quality per dollar benefit but there was a noticeable improvement jumping to the 3CCDs.
I have been considering an HD camcorder for some time and have been lurking around the forums here and other sites. This is a “what if” I’ve been playing around with.
What if I bought a Canon HV30 refurbished from Tigerdirect.com for $500?
It could still play/capture my extensive backlog/inventory of SD MiniDV tapes. I could begin to shoot in HD and accumulate HDV tapes for editing. I will need to upgrade my system (Tyan Thunder K7 S2462NG) and Video Collection Professional before I can even think about making the editing jump. That is a couple of years away.
I could sell the TRV65 on ebay. Amazingly it still has some value due to its legendary “Xray” capabilities. It might bring $100-$300. I could sell the TRV950 on ebay too. It might bring $300-$500. I could possibly come out money ahead. I need to. I have right next to NO MONEY.
I’d like to open this up to discussion. Thanks in advance.