Friday, May 17, 2013

If we upgraded our camera

So. If we had a new camera we'd need an HDMI transmitter for it, no?

(Only $99 refurbished.)
Which would, in turn, require a micro HDMI to HDMI cable.
Now, of course, we'd need a camera like the Panasonic GH3 (which performs better in low-light but has a bit more aliasing and moire in some conditions than the GH2).

And a really bad ass lens.
(You can actually save a couple hundred bucks by getting that lens used.) With, you know, a UV filter for the lens.
And spare batteries.
And a pair of SD cards.
And some sort of power supply for the transmitter.
Although honestly I don't know what the power draw on the transmitter is like. Surely this is overkill, no? And for that matter, how would we mount the battery and the transmitter? I'm inclined to just tape them to the handheld rig. I'm sure there's a more elegant solution.
Lastwise we need a monitor with HDMI inputs. I think I've bought three of these monitors so far. They work great:


Lindsay Stewart said...

or you could spark out a lot more cash and grab a 5D Mark3 which can shoot 24P RAW with the new Magic Lantern hack. Ridiculous low light capabilities but oh the storage issues.

Andrew Bellware said...

Yeah, I'm not quite as excited about shooting raw. Storage, PITA, that sort of thing.
f1.8 at a 1600 ISO seems to be just fine as far as shooting in low light situations. I mean, you could shoot in the actual dark I suppose... ;-)