Im a highschooler and i have a interest in filming and editing. I have 1200 to get a computer for editing and a camera. What would be a good solution for my situation. Thanks, watch your videos all the time thought someone could help me out. Thanks, Trevor.
Answer by Urgebot1777 · Jan 06, 2013 at 08:06 PM
I would say get the mac mini because of the editing possibilities and spend the rest on a camera. I would email chris pirillo he is selling his t3i, you could probably find great used canons online so you could get the mac and the camera. The software is what is good about the mini. FinalCut Pro and iMovie are great.
Answer by Razor512 · Jan 06, 2013 at 06:41 AM
you can build a decent video production system by spending $500 on building a decent PC and then spending the next $700 on a canon t3i or t2i
to give you an idea of what you can get for $500 if you build your own, check this out.
if you do not plan on gaming, ( you can go with a GTS 250 or lower and put the rest of the money into a better CPU and more RAM.
the canon t2i and t3i have the same image sensor and they can give pretty decent video quality (in good lighting it is hard to tell the difference between t2i footage and canon 5d footage )
if you can get a good deal on the body only, then you can get a decent 50mm lens since they can offer F1.4, very good sharpness across the frame and very little vignetting. and later on, you can invest in a decent zoom lens.
As you can see in the second video, you get additional noise in the low light scenes as that is where the t2i and many other aps-c sensor cameras will have trouble. (if they used a canon 5D there would be very little grain).