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  1. I thank everyone for their feedback to my request. As a studio producer for my local public access station the station uses Canon XF 305 cameras for the studio produced shows. That equipment never leaves the studio. When I complete my field certification for public access I will have access to the Sony NX 100 camera. But there are over 20 certified studio producers and over a dozen field producers. And there are not enough cameras for all the available producers that want to go out in the field and produce show content. So I feel its essential that I get whatever else what I need to take my existing gear and make it work for producing video content when I am unable to get equipment from the studio or when I can get studio equipment to have my own gear for secondary video content and backup. While selling off my 7D body may be an idea the camera is still in nearly new condition and would prefer to keep it and make use it for both my photography and new video work til I make the necessary funds to get a Canon or Sony camcorder similar to what I am learning on at the public access studio.
  2. The last 6+ years I have not been active with my photography career due to my having to care for my father for all his numerous health problems. I decided in 2017 to pursue my interest in learning video and film making. As I knew that my father would pass away sometime this year and I needed to restart my life and pursue new career directions. To begin that process I started taking classes thru my local public access tv studio. And in recent weeks I earned my certification as a studio producer, and am now working towards my field production certification. I will be producing 6 shows during the summer where I will be producing and hosting the shows. I will be taking 3 more advanced classes during the summer to continue to advance my knowledge and skills. Prior to caring for my father I shot fashion and glamour for various fitness models. My existing camera kit which has not been seriously used the last several years consists of the following: Canon 7D body Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS Mark II lens Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 IS lens Canon 135mm f2.8 lens Canon 85mm f1.8 lens Canon 50mm f1.4 lens Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 DC EX IS I have a Manfrotto tripod and a Manfrotto grip head. What I need advice on is what additional equipment I should consider for finally producing video with what I have already. I know I will need a video head, a mic, some form of stabilizer, a focus follow mechanism, some sliding track platform. Anything else? I'm limited to a budget of no more than $1,500 for now to get me started. So I am looking for recommendations based on what I have already and that can help to get me started in video. I thank you all in advance for your suggestions / recommendations.
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