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i Need a decent camcorder with a professional look? Answered

i am looking all over the place and can't find an Over the shoulder camcorder under $1000.
definition doesn't need to be HD but an external mic input would be nice.

i need a camera that looks like you know what you're doing because it feels awkward asking people questions with a dinky HD cam.

if over the shoulder isn't possible anything big would be nice. anything would be nice but SD or HDD would be nice.

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TobaTobias (author)2013-03-20

A panasonic Lumix will do the job. You can record with a mic attached to it or record sound appart. I have a Lumix which records really good quality. It was under 1000 dollars.

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The Ideanator (author)2010-04-24

Perhaps some of the newer dslr cameras with video might work.

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redsuit09 (author)The Ideanator2010-04-25

nah, then t looks like im taking pictures. that would be even more awkward

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The Ideanator (author)redsuit092010-04-25

Hey, they use em in 24 episodes and they're cheap(er).
If you dont go that way, hop on ebay or craigslist, there is bound to be some there.

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onrust (author)2010-04-24
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redsuit09 (author)onrust2010-04-24

haha a bit too vintage. making a housing for the hd camera sounds like a good idea though

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lemonie (author)2010-04-24

How about faking it?
Mount the dinky HD cam in a box, cover with a black weatherproof jacket, mount a fake mic on it... mmm not really working for me.

Buy a 2nd hand old and big camera, strip the insides and fit the dinky HD inside?

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Koosie (author)lemonie2010-04-24

lol, also, hold up an old mop for one of those big microphones.

Should get some attention!

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lemonie (author)Koosie2010-04-24

Well yes, something like anyway - they won't look too hard at the actual equipment. It's visual presentation / impact.

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