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deanb says

Hi I have decided to start adding videos to my website, but need some help.

I am looking at buying a video camera, it is to film short property videos for the web, what is the best dv, built in dvd, memory stick?

What software is good for editing?

Once I have my file what should I save it in? I would like to use one of the flashden files, to use on my website.

Any good links to using videos on the web appreciated.

Sorry if I have asked many questions.

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kralj says

a quality ccd chip in camera + lenses are a premise for a good camera. avoid any compression to dvd (since is mpeg-2 or any other propertary codec) or stick (mp4 or any other) for best quality over price you should use miniDV. canon xl series and up. HD cams: sony is very good. for best quality overall you can use betamax or RED cameras if you have money to spend ;)

editing software depends on your skillset and what you need. premiere or vegas can do whatever simple edits which you can later export to a propriate web format (mp4 or any other widespread/supported modern codec)

Footage in DV/HD will take a lot of space on your HDD so be prepared to have a HDD spare to put it there. for best usability and lower latencies of the video system overall i suggest you to put them on scasi or sata raid.

as for the web. . . the better picture quality you have at the source the better you can encode it.

hope i cleared something.. for the rest google.

for mac os x you can use the one and only Final Cut….. the rest is history… until you get to composits and renders…but that is another question ;)

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deanb says

Thanks so much Kralj!

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Giant says

Tell us your budget, are these video for a real estate site? Your needs will determine the suggestion. did you get a camera yet?

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