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My friends and I recently began making comedic sketches and putting them on YouTube, and we've only been using a DXG Twist (1080p) and we'd like another camera on the scene so we can use other angles a lot easier. Right now we've basically been going "cut!" and then freezing while the cameraman readjusted himself. It's a lot more tedious than we'd like it to be. Anyways, if you could, please suggest another HD 1080p video camera so that we may continue to make videos (albeit, easier).

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Another way to do this without having to get a second camcorder is just to do the scenes several times with the camera set up in different positions. That way you have a lot more footage to work with as well.

The DXG Twist doesn't seem to be the highest quality out there right now, so I think something like the Kodak Zi8 might match well with it. Though I personally think the Zi8 is quite bad for a 1080p camera, but for a hundred bucks or less on eBay, I guess it's worth it.
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Another way to do this without having to get a second camcorder is just to do the scenes several times with the camera set up in different positions. That way you have a lot more footage to work with as well.

The DXG Twist doesn't seem to be the highest quality out there right now, so I think something like the Kodak Zi8 might match well with it. Though I personally think the Zi8 is quite bad for a 1080p camera, but for a hundred bucks or less on eBay, I guess it's worth it.

Our footage with the DXG Twist looks outstanding when rendered correctly, I've edited two of our videos, and my friend tried editing the third one, and he didn't know how to render in 1080p so that's what made it look bad.

However; our current videos are 1080p enough for me, so the lowest price tag would be better. I'll probably get the Zi8! Thank you! smile.gif
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zi8 or flip

or your iphone if you have one
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What's your budget?
At $300 a used HV30 is the best deal, looks amazing
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What's your budget?
At $300 a used HV30 is the best deal, looks amazing
this is true. would be worth saving up longer if you dont have a budget in this range. will be more worth your while than a $100 pocket video camera
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