Standard Def or High Def?
They do not have to be high def
THANKS! Trying to pull the trigger on this soon.
Thank you for the reply!
I might go mini-DV, but is there a tapeless suggestion?
For standard def, no. All viable tapeless options are HD. The tapeless SD options typically don't play nice with edit systems.
That is great to know! Not opposed to HD. I just need something I can check out to people on the road, taping focus groups, one-on-one interviews, etc.
Wouldn't be opposed to Flip, etc., I just need something tapeless and produces Premiere-friendly files.
Have had REALLY bad luck with files in CS4. Maybe CS5 will be just fine, but I'm trying to get it all ordered together, and any tapeless suggestions in that price range would be awesome.
Thanks again for your time!
Flips have had issues. Don't go there.
If you want tapeless, stick with something that has the AVCHD logo right on the camera. Any tapeless solution without that logo, and you take a chance that the media won't work very well in Premiere.
(BTW, I love batch capturing with mini DV tapes, but the way our business works, we just need people to be able to view these things electronically faster than mini DV allows. Thanks again)
I have two full HD (panasonic HDC-SD60) Very good low budget camera but little bit more expensive.
Do not use SD Tapeless cameras.
You will need a very powerfull computer do edit avchd files.
Thanks, this has been very helpful. Wasn't aware of the tapeless SD being a problem.
Here's the pending rig:
-Intel Core i7 Processor i7-960 3.20GHz LGA1366 8MB CPU
-DDR3-1333 12GB (3x4GB) Triple Channel Memory Kit Total of 12GB (UPGRADE)
-PNY Quadro FX 3800 1GB GDDR3 1 DVI-I, 2 DP DVI-DL + DP + DP
-Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB SATA3 10k rpm 32MB Hard Drive(3.5
-Western Digital WD1002FBYS 1TB SATA2 32MB RAID Hard Drive total of 5 Drives @ RAID
5 Usable 4TB
Are you aware of the WD TLER issue, especially in raid5 on the mobo? Basically it boils down to the Caviar Blacks not being suitable for parity raid configurations and the WD alternative is the RE4 range, or you have to go to Samsung F3's.
I use 2 GoPro HDs... cheap, rugged/waterproof, reliable. The MP4 files (SD:480p; HD: 720p, 960p, 1080p) generated by these cameras are 100% compatible with Pre Pro CS5 and are recognized as AVHCD. GoPro has released a cheaper version (<200 bucks) which records up to 960p... no 1080p.
Wasn't aware of the tapeless SD being a problem.
For the record....Tapeless SD is not a problem on a P2 mxf camera such as the Panny 200 series ...but then again...they are well out of your price range and more camera than you need for the task.
In fact SD DV can be shot in DVCPRO and that is a distinct advantage.