I'm in need of an upgrade on my video tools, but I don't even know if I should be looking at a camcorder or a cheap DSLR. Details below the fold. [more inside]
I'm thinking about upgrading my camera from a 10-year-old point-and-shoot to take photos of an imminent new baby (and eventual child-on-the-go), but the options are crazy-making. Camcorder, point-and-shoot, or interchangeable lenses? Video, pocketability, or picture quality? What did you find was the best option? I already have an iPhone 5s that I will use for quick snaps. [more inside]
I would like to use Apple iMovie to edit footage of piano performances in (at least) 720p resolution, and I am looking for the best camera for a budget of $400-600. I do not want to plug in the video camera and spend hours copying footage to disk and then transcoding before bringing into iMovie, which appears to rule out all Sony cameras (and possibly others?) that record in a format not friendly to iMovie. With that primary restriction in mind, what is the best video camera/"camcorder" for a budget of $400-600 that works best with iMovie? [more inside]
I'm making some videos for the internet on a very low budget and am having trouble finding a suitable camera. I need something a step up from a webcam or a Flip HD. [more inside]
Best Camcorder for under $300? [more inside]
Help me design the best video setup for recording myself drawing/painting. [more inside]
How much should I pay for this camera? [more inside]
Buying advice for audio equipment that can be used for both home video and for field recording? [more inside]
Help me decide on a pocket video recorder. [more inside]
What's the best method to convert a Sony Handycam .mpg to something that will play on an old Mac OS 10.4? [more inside]
I'm looking to get a video camera, specifically a quick, durable thing for using with and around a new baby. Super bonus points for being water proof. Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
I recently got a nice camcorder (this one) as an early Father's Day present. I've got the basic operation down but really know nothing about shooting video. What suggestions do you have to help me make my home movies better? [more inside]
Why does some video quality appear warm and soft while others looks harsh and grainy? [more inside]
What are the best user friendly video editing software programs? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to get the video capabilities of a Flip Ultra in a smartphone. [more inside]
What's a good fisheye lens for a flip ultra or mino camera? [more inside]
We want to record students giving presentations and give them a copy of the video afterwards for later review. The camera would be fixed in some way to the room (either to the ceiling or one of the walls) and connected to a computer where the recording would be done. What kind of camera would work? Can this be done on the cheap (as in not in the thousands of dollars)? If not, what alternatives exist? [more inside]
I have a Kodak Zi8 mini camcorder, which shoots HD footage in Quicktime format. I'm having difficulty editing the video afterwards. Can you help? [more inside]
I have a camcorder and Adobe Premiere. I'm working on this video project where I want to replace the movement of mouths and change up the dialogue from old movies. Something akin to these etrade commercials (except, of course, not as technically tight). How can I most ably accomplish this?
Does anyone know of or recommend a good flash-memory hi-def camcorder that has AV input? (ie it can also record regular/analogue video from another source, like a VCR does, though obviously it won't be in HD). Something like the Aiptek A-HD+ meets the flash/HD/AV-in criteria, but I'm hoping to find something with better optics/zoom/stabilization. [more inside]
Help me find a $2,500 - $3,000 HD camcorder setup I can use use on a factory floor. [more inside]
I’m looking to buy a compact, flash-based, HD-capable camcorder with the ability to shut off automatic controls such as white balance and auto-focus. [more inside]
Do you know of any camcorders or portable video recorders with composite (analog) input? [more inside]
I have a Sony DCR-DVD92 video camcorder that records video on DVD-Rs. I have finalized the disc on the camera and I'm trying to capture the video onto my PC for storage/editing, but the camera doesn't seem to connect to my PC, and my PC DVD player doesn't seem to recognize the mini DVD-Rs that the camera uses. Any suggestions?
How do I use Vegas Pro 9? I can't find a lot of useful or free info on the web or on Sony's website. [more inside]
Which mini camcorder should I get - the Kodak Zi8 or the Flip Ultra HD? [more inside]
I have a Canon PowerShot G10 taking great pictures and VGA-resolution videos. I'm now looking for a video camera that will allow me to capture videos in HD. Any ideas? [more inside]
Why exactly do videos shot on consumer grade MiniDV camcorders generally look like bad home movies as compared to that of high-end professional MiniDV cameras? What are the relevant differences between them? [more inside]
Help me choose a good camera (dSLR or camcorder) for "fine art" cinematography. [more inside]
Can you suggest a video camera for recording slow-motion video? [more inside]
Next, I want someone to figure out how to build me a diamond ring out of some coal, a letterpress, and a gold earring I found on the ground.
[video camera hardware hacking filter] Is there a way to hack/homebuild a p2 card for the Panasonic p2 system? How would I enlist help in this endeavor? [more inside]
Converting ".mts" to ".avi?" [more inside]
I'm thinking of buying a camcorder. My requirements are slightly unusual: I would like one that does all the "bells and whistles" stuff (image stabilisation, auto light balance, H.264 compression etc). But I also want to be able to turn off all the clever stuff and access the "raw" video. Any recommendations? Hard disk/SD recording is a must, high definition would be good.
What currently available video cameras will record to a commonly viewable digital format (ie. something Quicktime supports with no additional add-ons) AND has a microphone input jack? [more inside]
I'm in the market for an inexpensive (under $1000) camcorder but every spec on any camera brings up a thousand questions. 3CCD? CMOS? HD? HDV? MiniDV? BluRay? File formats? Still shots? Help! [more inside]
I'm looking for a fairly-inexpensive ($100 - $200, ideally) tripod for shooting video. Any recommendations? [more inside]
I'm looking for a new camcorder to record role-playing sessions in corporate training programs. [more inside]
I'm looking for a very small camcorder with decent image quality. I got the Panasonic SDR-S7, which is a great size, but the video quality is just a step above YouTube, and I'm thinking of returning it. Is it possible to get better image quality out of an equally tiny (or nearly as tiny) camera? Any recommendations? [more inside]
Why does TV video appear so different than that which is produced with normal video camcorder? [more inside]
I'm looking for an alternative to the Flip Video that doesn't shimmy the video when I move it side to side. [more inside]
I run help sessions for math students at my local university. I'd like to start videotaping them and allowing my students to view the recordings on the web. [more inside]
Recommendation for a wireless lapel microphone that works with a camcorder? [more inside]
VideoFilter: I have a ton of .mpg video files out of my camcorder. I would like to join them together as one file. It doesn't work using the copy command, I'm assuming because of embedded file data that messes up the indexes within the video footage. Is there a program that will take them and join them together quickly? I don't want to edit them, just join them. So far the only options I've found is to import them all to Avid or Vegas and let it re-render it as a whole which takes forever. The second option was some cheesy software I found that did it but it also took 30 minutes for 10 minutes of footage to join, which seems ridiculous. Does anyone in out there have a blackbelt in video-fu and can help me?
Looking for an affordable (<$400) tapeless camcorder [more inside]
I have several old MiniDV tapes, but no camcorder. Is there any hardware I can buy that I can plug into my PC and let me download the video? Is there anything compatible with Linux?
I'm looking for the least expensive camcorder I can get my hands on. [more inside]
I just bought a Canon HV-10 HD camcorder, but importing it into my new iMac is painfully slow. Is it the camcorder, or the computer, or iMovie? [more inside]
If writing about music is like dancing to architecture, is reading about video like wading through garbage?
I do video production. I read blogs. Where are the video production blogs that I want to read? [more inside]
Video enthusiasts and professionals I need suggestions for a camera that will be used primarily to record fencing matches. (this question asked on behalf of my father) [more inside]
ConsumerElectronicsFilter: Can you recommend a reasonably priced camcorder? [more inside]
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