I want to take better video, especially when I go to Europe this summer. I am seriously torn right now because of 2 things: I got my HV20 in 2007, it is a great camera that has served me well. I thought about getting a wide angle lens and nice hood for it and investing in this camera since a new nice camera would be (if i did it right) like 5,000 dollars, but it would be considerably bigger. Then I started seeing DSLR’s and the awesome DOF they get. I have been against the idea of recording to anything other than tape for a while now. I get worried over not having those tapes as backups.. and the price of externals (and my experiences with them failing) is a little intimidating.
But after looking at the price of the T2i and realizing that between my wife and I we already have 3 canon SLR lenses, it is getting more difficult to justify spending any more money on the HV20 that is only getting more obsolete.
so here are my concerns, and maybe you can help me solve them:
the workflow of importing video and working with it - how long of a process and how difficult is it?
I am going on a 2 week long vacation without a computer, that means I would need a lot of SD cards, that could get pricy
archiving footage, I don’t mind getting rid of video i shoot for freelance, but I want the original footage for anything personal. That is a lot of hard drives isn’t it?
No gain control. I don’t to a lot of crazy filming at like concerts or something but I do want to make sure the audio is good (how are is it on the DSLR’s?
I have a canon shotgun mic that has an “advanced accessory shoe” which means it needs no cord to the 1/8th inch mic-in port it just interfaces directly with the camera, it was about $140 and I really hope it works with the t2i, any idea if it might?