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I'm not too specific on whether I want to use a DSLR (T2i) or a camcorder (Similar to the HV40, no miniDV) Is the T2i fully manual, similar to the 5Dmk2?
Yes for video, but no manual settings for audio. With video though, you've full control over shutter speed (I ??? about this one), ISO, and aperture, as well as video settings.
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Yes for video, but no manual settings for audio. With video though, you've full control over shutter speed (I ??? about this one), ISO, and aperture, as well as video settings.
There's the Magic Lantern hack that will add a lot of features like audio control, I believe.

I have some experience with the 5Dmk2 as a dolly operator, follow focus and general assistant.

Excuse my ignorance but with Canon can older primes be used on their new digital bodies (Losing auto-focus obviously) like Nikon? I feel kind of split here because I absolutely love my D90 and can't really get my head around the ergonomics of Canons. Seams kind of stupid to have to split myself between the two. That and adapters are expensive.
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There's the Magic Lantern hack that will add a lot of features like audio control, I believe.

I have some experience with the 5Dmk2 as a dolly operator, follow focus and general assistant.

Excuse my ignorance but with Canon can older primes be used on their new digital bodies (Losing auto-focus obviously) like Nikon? I feel kind of split here because I absolutely love my D90 and can't really get my head around the ergonomics of Canons. Seams kind of stupid to have to split myself between the two. That and adapters are expensive.
With adapters, yes. With the cheap ones that are simply a metal mount, you also lose aperture control but it's not a problem with the Nikon Nifty since it has manual aperture control. Metering should still work with no issues.

For video, I don't see a problem with the cheap adapters really. The basic ones are just metal rings to mate the two systems together without any chips.

If you want, you can grab a T2i through CLP for $420 or so (if I remember the price properly).
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You'd lose autofocus and aperture adjustment with the cheap adapters, but AF is garbage in video anyways and you can always set aperture manually with the Nikon AF lenses.
Coming from a film school perspective, this is what a tape measure and your hands are for.
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With adapters, yes. With the cheap ones that are simply a metal mount, you also lose aperture control but it's not a problem with the Nikon Nifty since it has manual aperture control. Metering should still work with no issues.

For video, I don't see a problem with the cheap adapters really. The basic ones are just metal rings to mate the two systems together without any chips.

If you want, you can grab a T2i through CLP for $420 or so (if I remember the price properly).
CLP?

They're about $730 new (Body only) here but I would rather pick up a lightly used/refurbished one for cheaper. That being said $420 sounds like a hell of a deal.

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Don't forget to get a nice mic, and probably a lavalier setup too.
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Don't forget to get a nice mic, and probably a lavalier setup too.
I'm going with these I think.

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From the looks of things, you're getting nice gear. Looking forward to your video then. =D
May I ask, What programs will you use for editing? and What will your videos be about?
   
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From the looks of things, you're getting nice gear. Looking forward to your video then. =D
May I ask, What programs will you use for editing? and What will your videos be about?
I have access to Final Cut Pro so I think I'll use it. That being said my video editing experience is extremely limited so there will be a rough learning period for me. In terms of what videos I will be producing; I work as an events technician for lighting and sound so I would love to capture some of the amazing artists I get to work with. Also I REALLY want to do a documentary on the car modification and drift scene here in Quebec. Finally, I just got into shooting weddings (I've done two now and I may be lined up for another 2 this spring) for much cheaper than professional companies due to the fact that I lack the pro-equipment, etc. I can maybe collaborate my photography and some filming for future clients.
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^^FCP is all you need.
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