Filming myself

Discussion in 'Home Theater & Video' started by Valvetype, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Valvetype

    Valvetype Active Member

    Messages:
    210
    Location:
    East Coast Australia
    G'day Friends,
    Just wondering if there's a digital movie camera around that would be good to film myself playing Guitar and singing ( jeez amigos,run for your lives :) ) ,with the idea of putting the footage up on youtube/facebook/onto a disc .
    I'd like the unit to be able to reproduce good quality audio.. would the camera need to have a seperate mic ?
    Would y'all know of something that would do the job for around $500/$800 ?
    Regards from OZ ... Charlie ..
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. Cadillac Kid

    Cadillac Kid Addicted Member

    Messages:
    6,920
    I think the audio is the most critical part. You could get an average camera and add a BeachTech XLR adapter.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod...GxOlVmJ1ScI4AhtiZIEivaqXMoaAjZNEALw_wcB&smp=y

    Another option, my Canon A10 would be perfect for your task. Great quality camera and built-in 2 channel XLR connection with mic, line, phantom power. You can find a used one at the top end of you budget.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/used/749467/?c3api=1876,52248989522,&gclid=Cj0KCQjw37fZBRD3ARIsAJihSr3uzG5nhPBR0alqeXnqvKXfpsZMe6akkcWAp1e6FL-scc1M9ZZflu0aAla7EALw_wcB

    Just some ideas.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2018
  3. 4-2-7

    4-2-7 Smart Ass Sponsor Subscriber

    Messages:
    26,547
    Location:
    San Francisco Peninsula
    Most cameras don't have good built in mics and they are mono.
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart Webguy :: Bassist

    Messages:
    1,618
    Location:
    toms_river.nj.us
  5. Valvetype

    Valvetype Active Member

    Messages:
    210
    Location:
    East Coast Australia
    Thanks for the replies folks..
    I'm thinking that the Zoom unit might be a good one to try... it's a pretty good price AUS$280.00 and it seems as though it would be a good introduction to home filming ...
     
  6. radioactive

    radioactive tube gear fanatic Subscriber

    Messages:
    8,359
    Location:
    winnipeg , manitoba
    Back in the day I used a Sony hi 8 stereo camcorder.
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  7. faber12

    faber12 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,949
    Location:
    Northwest Ohio
    You may check with the media department at a local university or college, they may offer a loan program that is open to the public. Our local uni offers this, and the gear is pretty good.
     

Share This Page