Originally Posted by negitoro7
I'm planning to get a BP-827 battery (or two), the standalone portable charger, a basic filter kit, a case, and a tripod. Am I missing anything for now?
Going to be using this to record volleyball tournaments of the team that I help coach, as well as the ones I compete in.
Hmm sounds good. Consider keeping a UV filter (protection) on 24/7 the cam. Probably dont need any other filters (maybe a Polarizer, dont really need it though)
Tripod is a must. Remember the better the tripod the better your shots would be. You dont need to spend more than $100 but just make sure its a nice fluid head and actually has some weight to it. Otherwise you risk the tripod toppling over.
I would recommend a Shotgun Mic. Whats the use of getting an HD cam and having iffy audio. Either get the rode video mic or the Canon DM-100.
I have the DM-100 for its ease of use and storage. Its great. Although some report the Rode is better...they both produce similar results for the same price and the DM-100 fits without any adapters or external power...and even needs no adjustments from the cam....the rode you will have to manually turn off and on some menu options in the camera nbd tho...
ummm thats about it...I bought a Letus Mini DOF adapter ($1,100). Im am no indie film guy but I like using the adapter. It brings videos to flim like quality. Check out VIMEO.com - it really is inspiring what one can do with these lil HD Cams and some skill... But thats a whole other thread.
Enjoy the cam and be sure to get a nice carrying case and some good software to edit with. The included software is horrible...
You can find threads on here about software