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I just wrote to a colleague of mine at Middlebury Community TV about this
question. I posed a $2000 budget, this is what he said:

$2000 is tight for that package, but if you can stretch to $2500, you can
get the 3 pieces in professional quality.
Camera:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1198036-REG/canon_
1004c002_xa30_professional_hd_camcorder.html

Mic: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1171344-REG/
senal_mc24_el_professional_shotgun_microphone.html
You don't need to buy a shock mount, as the Canon comes with one built in,
separate from the hot shoe mount, which would allow you to add an on-camera
light at a later date.

This is where prices can get steep for quality gear.  We use the Sonys
below, the Rode is a bit cheaper.
Wireless lav: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1115091-REG/
rode_rodlnk_fm_rodelink_wireless_filmmaker_kit.html or
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1025751-REG/sony_
uwp_d11_30_bodypack_lavalier_mic_eng_package.html

You may need to buy a short XLR cable to connect mic to camera, or wireless
receiver to camera, so check whether they ship with one.

Kurt Broderson, MCTV


*Tim O'Leary*
Technology Innovation Specialist,
Addison Central School District: Web <https://www.acsdvt.org/>, Facebook
<https://www.facebook.com/acsdvt/>
Office Phone: (802) 382-1272

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 1:06 PM, Steve Ligett <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> If you're going the Canon DSLR route, I'd look at Canon's refurbished
> store:
>
> https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/cameras/
> refurbished-eos-digital-slr-cameras
>
> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 8:59 AM, Jeremy LaClair <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Bjorn-
>>
>> If you're looking for something to do video only, I might recommend
>> something like the Canon XA11
>> <https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1364308-REG/canon_2218c005_xa11_compact_full_hd.html>.
>> It's in the prosumer range and is loaded with features, but is relatively
>> intuitive and would be fairly easy for students and teachers to use.
>>
>> Another option is to get a DSLR that can shoot video and still photos
>> too. You can get some very professional looking shots thanks to the larger
>> sensor and different lenses that are available. Something like the Canon
>> T7i
>> <https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1329244-REG/canon_eos_rebel_t7i_dslr.html>
>> might be good. One downside is that DSLR's are traditionally not as good at
>> capturing audio in comparison to a regular video camera.
>>
>> Hopefully that helps!
>> -Jeremy
>>
>> *Jeremy LaClair*
>> *Technology Coordinator | Cambridge Elementary School*
>>
>> *Jeffersonville, Vermont*
>>
>> (802) 644-8821 ext. 132 <(802)%20644-8821>
>>
>> http://www.cesvt.net
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 8:22 AM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> I want to get the school one nicer video camera that can be used for a
>>> newscast and other recordings that we want to look more professional.
>>>
>>> Does anyone have any suggestions for a particular video camera?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *Bjorn Behrendt M.Ed ~ Never Stop Learning*
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