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Re: [podcasters] Video Podcast Camera Recommendation

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  • Martin McKeay
    I did q10 or 12 videos for Podtech using the Canon HD20, and I have to say that for the size and portability, it s hard to beat. The one thing I d suggest is
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      I did q10 or 12 videos for Podtech using the Canon HD20, and I have to say
      that for the size and portability, it's hard to beat. The one thing I'd
      suggest is that you look at getting an external mic, not the official Canon
      hotshoe mic; I have that mic and had some problems with it picking up motor
      noise from the unit itself. Use a shotgun mic that plugs into the 1/8" jack
      for external mics, it works a lot better.

      If you look at the videos I did in August (
      http://www.mckeay.net/secure/2007/08/) you'll see that the video quality is
      very good, though I had some issues with sound. Mostly because I was in a
      number of very noisy situations which no sane person would be recording.
      The best example of a very noisy situation is an interview with Ivan Arce
      from Core Security (

      I'm not doing videopodcasts anymore since it was extremely time consuming
      and stressful for me. And Podtech decided to make a number of changes that
      didn't include myself and a number of other videopodcasters. Oh well.


      PS The videos were edited using Final Cut Express HD. I tried iMovie twice
      and couldn't stomach it at all.
      Martin McKeay, CISSP, GIAC:GSNA
      The Network Security Podcast
      YIM: mmckeay@...

      On Nov 12, 2007 11:55 AM, Chris Kalaboukis <ck@...> wrote:

      > Hi all:
      > This is a question for you video podcasters out there - what kind of
      > camera do you recommend?
      > I'm thinking about doing a video version of my show - and I've narrowed
      > it down to three choices:
      > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002OJYDS/ref=wl_itt_dp/103-5120497-43
      > 83803?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3EJP71N879O40&colid=EKZWOD4GG6CP
      > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MUV6BA/ref=wl_itt_dp/103-5120497-43
      > 83803?ie=UTF8&coliid=I31HK9T7OD3S41&colid=EKZWOD4GG6CP
      > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PQJGFO/ref=wl_itt_dp/103-5120497-43
      > 83803?ie=UTF8&coliid=IA6JU3F28MK5X&colid=EKZWOD4GG6CP
      > The show will be a talk show, fixed camera in studio and man on the
      > street style interviews. I know the XL2 is the cream of the crop, but I
      > noticed that you can get it for as little as $1000, so I was wondering
      > if it was worth it
      > If you have a camera you use and/or recommend, please let me know. I'd
      > like to keep the spend to around $1000 or less.
      > thanks..chris
      > chris future (kalaboukis)
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