My group has a budget of ~£1000 to spend on high quality recording equipment so I need to do a little background research before I go off and advise them about what to buy.
The aim is to be able to record high quality video with good sound. Often is the case that the sound lets the videos down. So I'm assuming that we'll need a separate sound kit.
Therefore, I am in the market for:
- A video camera which records at least HD quality video and manual zoom (as well as automatic) - ~£600
- A sound recording kit which either attaches to the camera, or is totally separate in which case the sound will be synced later on. - ~£200
- Perhaps some lighting so help with indoor scenes - ~£200
What kinds of products do you recommend I look into? I'm relatively new to professional quality video recording so any advice is greatly appreciated.