What’s the cheapest way to get started?
It depends what sort of video’s you want to make. If you just want to dabble, it’s worth remembering that most web cams can record video. So can most digital cameras. Video footage from these devices can be adapted and used with all digital video editing packages. Obviously, the quality of the video that such devices record is not comparable to that from a conventional Digital Video cam. But if you decide that DV editing is not for you, you won’t have spent thousands on equipment.