Hi all, i've spent a while now looking at camera's to buy for my first starter camera. After eventually accepting i have a very, very small budjet and a 3ccd, external mic input etc etc just wasn;t going to happen with my current budget i took a plunge and brought what i could afford.
So i now have a Panasonic SDRH 40, probably about as entry level as a camera can be. Technical stuff is here http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...702#tabsection
My question to you experts is what advice can you give me to maximise the potential of this very standard camera. From what i can gather it has the option of manual white balance and shutter speed (although i really am not sure what the manual shutter speed does).
Is there anything i need to be doing to ensure i get the best possible picture? I can guess without an external mic input the sound is going to be where i can really fall down, any tips on this?
P.S - I brought a tripod for it, just praying it fits when it gets delivered!
Or did i completely waste my money? Planning to start of with some shorts and some sketches, just want to start getting a feel for filming and seeing how the results turn out and quite importantly start editing stuff as i have no clue on this so i figured buying a camera and getting starting would be a good thing despite how limited the camera may be.
Cheers for any help and advice