View Full Version : What Camcorder before getting Scarlet
04-29-2008, 06:47 PM
Looking for small camcorder recommendations.
So - I will be getting a scarlet. However... until that time I want a camera to shoot little simple things, mostly personal.
At one point the HV20 was the obvious choice, but then when I heard abut scarlet, I wasn't sure I wanted to spend a grande that would be obsolete so quickly.
So I'm looking for recommendations on HV20 range and new competitors of them... AND/OR cameras like the flip or Aiptek A-HD. So from super cheap to moderate consumer.... The number of cameras in that scale are suprisingly large. This is a camera I will just grab and bring with me for a variety of purposes. For professional work, I have my RED of course. Thoughts? Emphatic warnings or recommendations?
04-29-2008, 06:52 PM
I think you already mentioned the best option out there.
At one point the HV20 (...)
04-29-2008, 06:56 PM
well, a friend pointed to these... I know nothing about them....
Canon VIXIA HF10
04-29-2008, 07:04 PM
best bets for the money
04-29-2008, 07:05 PM
I would always choose the cine-like Canon vs. the videoish Sony but maybe that's just me.
04-29-2008, 07:06 PM
best bets for the money
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-AG-HSC1U-Memory-Camcorder-Optical/dp/B000NAW2PS/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1209521051&sr=1-21Pana lower res either. :-)
04-29-2008, 07:23 PM
04-29-2008, 07:32 PM
A friend bought the Canon xl-h1 it seems to put out a pretty good image for a home camcorder. And you can change the lens on it.
I called my friend up and it's the xl-h1 he got not whatever that other number was I wrote down. Besides being able to mount different lenses on it there are a couple of other neat functions. You can sync it to other cameras and it has SMPTE timecode. One function that I thought was sharp is the built in tone oscilator for setting audio levels. Can't remember if it was -10 or 0 or +4dbv
04-29-2008, 07:50 PM
I love my HV20 when its paired with a Red Rock adapter...without a little weight its way to light for me to use hand held, but I shake so its a specific issue with me.
Justin K Phillips
04-30-2008, 09:35 AM
Erm, the XL-H1 costs more than Scarlet will. I say go for the HV20, you can get them for ~$650 these days.
04-30-2008, 12:23 PM
I would go for a second-hand hv20.
04-30-2008, 06:10 PM
SONY EX-1, it almost like Scarlet. I have shoot with it for two months. It is very nice camera. But I still like RAW and 120p.....etc.