|Dan Myers 9 years ago|
Now that I am going HD, what are my options for BluRay production. Do I have to burn my HD weddings in BluRay? I do not have a BluRay burner on my Vegas system...stupid I know, but how do I fix that? Can I burn to an external BluRay burner, or do I need to send my Vegas system back to get a new internal BluRay burner installed? Also, I have roughly 2 terabytes of storage. (1TB for system drive and 1 TB for video drive). I get the feeling I need more drive space. Any comments?
|Dan Myers 9 years ago|
First time back in a while. Have been immersed in my new Vegas system for my wedding business. Now that I have scratched the surface in order to catch up on my backlog of work, I have some questions regarding switching to HD production for 2011.
I am a wedding videographer and have been for 25 years. I have progressed through several cameras and formats from the Sharp XC-A1 to VHS to my current Sony DVCAM 300A. Believe it or not, I have had this camera since 2000 and it still looks phenomenal (and the same 4 original lithium batteries).
But, as much as I hate to retire this incredible unit, I have to go HD. I realize I am probably two years or more behind the curve for my market (Springfield, MA) and now must take the plunge. I am looking for a little insight into HD shooting, and have a few questions.
1.) Is it really any different than shooting on SD? Do I need to frame things differently, watch out for certain pitfalls etc? If you are in the wedding business, you know that you get one shot at most events during a shoot, so I need to know what to look for.
2.) Again, bear with my ignorance, but my understanding is that most cameras save to an internal hard drive and an SD card. Is any one format better to use with Vegas? I am looking for reliability, quality, and ease of use. Is that asking for too much?
3.) Once I have it recorded, what are my options for inputting it into the Vegas system? Does the system have to have an SD card slot? I have seen USB 2.0 mentioned on a few of the Sony cams for input into an NLE. Is that using a USB cable from the cam to the computer? If so, how fast is the transfer? Am I looking at real time in that scenario?
If this is the wrong forum to ask these questions, please do not hesitate to tell me to get lost. But let me know where you think I could go to get the answers I need. This is hopefully my last transition to a new format, so I want to make sure I make the right decisions. The move to DVCAM could not have worked out any better, and got a solid 10 years of incredible quality. I am obviously looking at Sony cameras again, but do not plan on spending another 10 K this time. Any feedback on HXR - MC50U for a small backup, and the HDR - AX200 as a possible main camera would be greatly appreciated. I will be making a trip to B & H very soon and want to be able to run several of their cameras through some tests, and have plenty of questions to ask regarding storage capacity, chip quality, etc.
I really appreciate any feedback you may have.
Thanks. Dan Myers.