Hi - in a pinch, I need to use my iPhone to feed live video to a projector.
I have a VGA adapter, so I can mirror my camera, but I can't feed "clean" video without all the on-screen camera controls, etc.
I feel like the answer is easy, but I'm flummoxed. Is there an app or way to get just plain camera output without the controls?
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]
My mum got a shiny new camera. It has dials and buttons and beeps now and then. Understandably, it's all so confusing. Help! [more inside]
I'm looking for the most bare-bones video cameras that money can buy. I've been searching among security cameras, but what are some other possible searches? Imagine a security camera without the LED lights. As in, I would prefer an analog as opposed to USB output, but cost is more important than anything. The current cheapest security cameras I can find are $28 or so. Do any exist that are perhaps less than $20? [more inside]
I've decided to start posting my music on youtube... performed live. I'm looking to improve the cinematography with an automated slider / jib that could produce a movement like this
on its own:
Does anyone know how I can do this on a budget? [more inside]
I want to have a very lightweight camera that has no wires, but sends a video feed to an android device. I want to mount it on a telescoping pole for close-up inspection of stained glass windows. I do restoration and repair of stained glass for my living. So it would be great to be able to use a camera on a pole to do assessments onsite without ladders or scaffolding. [more inside]
I have been asked to set up an Internet-based surveillance camera at our weekend house. The catch? A somewhat limited DSL connection. Comments or suggestions for an easily set-up Internet surveillance system greatly appreciated. [more inside]
I want to take a year of photos from my balcony to capture views as the day changes, and to make a time-lapse videos of the view. Is GoPro the best bet for an inexpensive, weather-durable camera for prolonged use in the Southwest high desert? [more inside]
Best Camcorder for under $300? [more inside]
How to choose a digital (video) camera? Not against photo and video capability as long as the video rocks. [more inside]
Howdy Mefi peeps,
I'm looking for a tough video + camera that is mp4 native. I have a Canon IS1200, a good point and shoot. It outputs in .avi, a high volume format that takes quite awhile to download via USB. I need something more robust for my purposes. [more inside]
For motion itself, will a new canon point and shoot (digic5) have the same movement quality as the 5d mark 3 (their nice digic 5 slr)? I understand that the lens quality will differ (chromatic aberration, etc), but what about seeing how the video handles movement, skew, and motion? [more inside]
What software should I use to turn pictures into movie clips? I have a GoPro camera set to take pictures at a set interval and would like recommendations on free/cheap software to use to make them into a time lapse video using a Windows netbook. [more inside]
I'm working on setting up an outdoor webcam that can pan, tilt, and zoom with web (and possibly iPad/smartphone) access, and I'm having a heck of a time finding a good solution to do all of the above. Help? [more inside]
How do I re-create the broken camera/video camera effect on this video? [more inside]
Help me design the best video setup for recording myself drawing/painting. [more inside]
I need a DSLR camera that takes high quality pictures and video for $800 or less. I'll be using it for interviewing, artsy pictures, party pictures, "stand RIGHT THERE and smile, dammit!" pictures, short films, and everything else an amateur might get up to with a shiny new camera. [more inside]
Next week I'll need to livestream some conference plenary sessions over UStream. In the past, I've solved similar problems with a camcorder, component video to USB converter, and a mediocre laptop.
What's the best solution these days, given that "Of course we have a camera that will work!" has turned into "You have $200 to make this happen." [more inside]
Help me build a journalism kit! [more inside]
I'm trying to make a video of a road trip with my iPhone 4. But the camera keeps focusing on the windshield, rather than on the unfolding landscape.
Recommend me a video camera to use capturing sports action. I'm looking for a USB camera for use outside that can send live capture to a Win7 machine. It should have a wide auto-focus, software to instantly review the feed. I've reviewed previous Mefi posts, and can't decide whether a web cam, stand-alone Hd camcorder, or something like a Flip or helmet cam would be suitable. Right now the Contour or GoPro are considerations, but I'm unsure of the software side. Price is not really important, but I dont' want to spend $500.
Back again. In a previous question I asked about Sony 8mm videotapes in the Philadelphia area. Sadly the price for converting Sony HG120 tape, Sony 8mm MP120 tapes and Sony Video8 MP60 tapes is too expensive for the 3 or 4 tapes I have. I'd rather not pay $150 when the tapes might be mostly blank, have crap on them, or otherwise not be worth spending $120 on. Any ideas? Should I try to buy a cheap camera for these? Anybody want to lend their for a few hours? [more inside]
I am attempting to play a video file that has come from a security camera, under Ubuntu. I think it's a codec problem, but I'm not sure of the solution. [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]
Digital cameras that have good image stabilization for HD video recording: Halp? I know what I want, now I need advice for which models to look at. [more inside]
What video cameras will download their content to computers using a .mov format? [more inside]
I'm considering upgrading my DSLR to one with video capabilities. What will my experience be like for making home videos (babies doing baby stuff, cats playing, family parties)? [more inside]
Advice for buying a digital camcorder? [more inside]
Problems shooting video with a bridge/superzoom camera [more inside]
Why does some video quality appear warm and soft while others looks harsh and grainy? [more inside]
Is it possible for the Flip UltraHD Video Camera
to be hooked up to a laptop such that the laptop can be used as a monitor while recording? If not, are there any video cameras that can be? [more inside]
I've got a good video-capable DSLR camera, and a good external microphone for it. But when I'm at concerts, the audio is blown out. Help? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a camera that I can mount to a wall or ceiling that will follow an instructor automatically? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a little digital video camera that does time-lapse video? [more inside]
A nice, easy-to-use HD recording setup (mics and cameras). $5000 budget. GO! [more inside]
Where's a good, reputable, online place to rent professional/prosumer video and audio equipment? [more inside]
Help me find an off the shelf video system for documenting a technical process. [more inside]
I'm not sure if my current video editing workflow will scale very well. What do I need to know going into a 5 camera video shoot? [more inside]
Looking to set up a fairly simple home surveillance system. I’m looking for some basic advice on equipment, programs for view and recording feeds as well as any other insights you might have. [more inside]
Video camera for a runner? [more inside]
Help me get started on digital video making by buying a decent camera. I'm confused by all the available formats! [more inside]
How do I speed up a movie I recorded for hours so it's like a timelapse? My cameras and video cameras don't support time-lapse so I'm looking for a program that can speed things up by a determined speed factor. Free would be preferable! [more inside]
Where can I buy security cameras in the EU? [more inside]
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]
What is the best program to make time lapse videos? (preferably free) [more inside]
What is the lowest priced IP camera with optical zoom for use as webcam to display a mountain to the public? [more inside]
Do security camera DVR's record all video channels simultaneously, or do they only record one channel at a time or the multiplex all on one screen?
I ask because I'm looking to set up an ultra cheap multi-cam recording setup in a small theater. [more inside]
I can't figure out how to record video w/ sound in my Olympus SP-565 UZ camera. [more inside]
Can anybody suggest an inexpensive video camera that can be mounted to the ceiling of a Jazz Club, in order to give the patrons in another room, a view of the stage via Television monitor. [more inside]