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Newbie! Buying my first camera and I need help!
« on: July 09, 2017, 12:47:38 PM »
Hi! Newbie ako pagdating sa cameras but I'm planning to start learning/doing some light film making for cinematic travel vlogs, b-rolls, etc. Mga tipong Daniel Marsh vids pero I know I have to learn some heavy editing din to achieve a good looking cinematic videos.

So ang question ko is. What kind of camera should I buy? I'm confused whether to buy a used GoPro or a used entry-level DSLR.

Naisip ko kasi yung GoPro kasi may nakita akong video sa youtube na gumawa siya ng cinematic sequences na gamit lang is GoPro, dinaan lang sa post editing (color correction, color grading, etc.) and honestly, it looks good. - Ang nacanvass ko na is used GoPro Hero 4 Silver/Black around 8-10k makuha if used. Muntik na ako bumili last week pero nag hesitate ako if ito ba yung tamang camera para sa purpose ko.

Sa DSLR naman, hindi ko pa sure kung ano advantage nito over the GoPro but ito yung madalas ko nakikita na ginagamit talaga nila to film those cinematic videos and I assume mas maganda ang quality nito? - Ang suggestions ng iba is Canon 600D, I saw some used ranging from 11k-15k. So I might have to save up a little to get this camera pero willing naman ako.

I'm trying to steer clear from mirrorless cameras kasi mahal hahaha  :lol:

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Newbie! Buying my first camera and I need help!
« on: July 09, 2017, 12:47:38 PM »

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Re: Newbie! Buying my first camera and I need help!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 09:27:43 PM »
you can start learning with your phone...like this

GoPro - once you have one, that's it...pero limited ka sa camera view kasi mostly wide shots ang available...and hindi mo magagawa yung shots with blurry background...pero with creativity and concept of course you can make a film.

DSLR/Mirrorless - you can start with kit lenses...then add wide aperture lenses like 50mm f1.8...
mas magastos kasi you will need different lenses to have different views.

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Re: Newbie! Buying my first camera and I need help!
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 05:42:00 PM »
Ang advantage ng go pro mas convenient in terms of size tapos di mo na kailangan kalikutin para  mag focus at mag adjust ng parameters. Pwede pa sa matubig na environment. Anyway just next to this thread is a similar topic discussing dslr for video. Moodless shared good and comprehensive insights when you are into serious videography.
When it comes to mirrorless or dslr, not all mirrorless are expensive.
Used micro 4/3 Olympus PEN EPL series can be had for less than 10K.
Ang advantage ng m4/3 di mabilis uminit ang sensor
Pag dating naman sa lenses mura lang yung mga legacy lenses at adapters. Maraming seryosong videographers mas gusto yung legacy lenses for video shooting. Legacy lenses are old full manual lenses used during the film era for SLRs before autofocus lenses were introduced. 

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Re: Newbie! Buying my first camera and I need help!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 12:25:02 PM »
i agree with sir @pogzz505 on using phone. smart phones nowadays have great video capabilities. the greatest advantage would be is that, i presume, it's always with you. you don't need additional gadget going on travels

but for serious projects, i suggest using dslr. search for the cheapest used canon 70d on the market... the video quality is superb (even using a cheap 50mm f1.8 lens).

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