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Need to record 8 hours of continuous video, on the cheap

I need to record an upcoming training classroom session from start to finish. All the videocameras I see, as well as iDevice apps that I can find, record in high def and can't store nearly enough footage. Low quality video, akin to a 1990s camcorder, is a tradeoff I'm willing to accept. I need the 8 hours to run continuously - no pauses to change storage cards or upload content in order to create space for more filming. Is there an app that will do this? If not, what's the least expensive solution?
posted by philosophygeek on Apr 21, 2016 - 5 answers

Videocamera recommendations for documenting long art lessons? Storage?

So I'm going on a 3 week trip to Japan to study metalworking with an artist, and I want to videotape my lessons, which will be 3-8 hours a day for much of that time. What's a good camera for this sort of purpose? Also how do I best handle the storage issue of recording that much video? I'll have my laptop with me, though I'm not sure about the quality of the internet connection. [more inside]
posted by sirion on Feb 23, 2016 - 3 answers

Video Camera Always Records but Only Saves the Last X Minutes When Told

Are there any video cameras (action cam, body cam, goggle cam, etc) that can be set to always capture video (storing the last X minutes to a temporary buffer), but only record/save the best moments when you tell it to? [more inside]
posted by purefusion on Nov 26, 2015 - 5 answers

What is the simplest way to equip a 7yo and 6yo to make movies?

I need a dead simple (and not too expensive) setup for an imaginative 7 year old and a technically intuitive 6 year old to shoot and edit short films. [more inside]
posted by Wavelet on May 28, 2015 - 7 answers

Help me find the ideal livestreaming solution!

I need to livestream a small-scale sporting event at the end of February 2015. I would probably like to continue livestreaming events for both business and personal stuff after that, so I am wondering about the best technology to invest in and system to use. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Dec 3, 2014 - 2 answers

What Video Camera Should I Get For Recording Family Interviews?

Looking for a recommendation of a video camera (and anything else necessary like external microphone etc) that is inexpensive but good enough that I won't regret not spending more money. If I could spend $200 that would be great, but if you tell me I'll kick myself for not spending $300 then I can do that. [more inside]
posted by Mjolnir on Apr 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Yet another "what camera to get" question

I'm going on a long, once in a lifetime trip, I have a hodgepodge of older gear and some reasonable skills. Please share your opinion about what video enabled camera to get. [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Dec 7, 2013 - 2 answers

What is the cheapest video camera around?

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]
posted by neil pierce on Oct 13, 2013 - 1 answer

Good Replacement for a Flip Camera?

I taught a class a few years back where students had to shoot short videos. At the time, the Flip cameras were the perfect solution for this class. Sadly, Flips are no longer manufactured and I'm now at a new institution where I don't have access to my previously-acquired Flips. What the best replacement for the Flip? [more inside]
posted by Betelgeuse on Apr 3, 2013 - 13 answers

Good video camera for recording theater?

My local theater company needs a new video camera for recording performances. It obviously will need to handle a wide variety of lighting situations, and I'm not sure if that means we're looking for a particular brand, model, or feature. It will usually be tripod mounted, so size and weight aren't necessarily an issue. It's a small black box theater, so the need to zoom would be pretty rare. Are there any we should definitely consider, or will pretty much any good quality unit do the trick these days?
posted by schoolgirl report on Mar 15, 2013 - 6 answers

How can I use 2 microphones with only 1 input?

I use a wired lavalier mic that plugs into my camera with a mini-plug input. I'd like to use 2 mics for interviews - preferably on seperate channels. Is there a small box/mixer than can be the middleman between the mics and the camera? These aren't fancy XLR mics... they just have a basic mini-plug. Any help would be mucho appreciated!
posted by smelvis on Feb 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Video camera and editing software for teen

Relatively inexpensive digital video camera and software for budding pre-teen/teen movie makers? [more inside]
posted by SinAesthetic on Dec 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Robust cheap work video camera?

My work want to buy a video camera to record forum sessions, maybe do some interviewing and just generally have. The films it takes will then be put on youtube, so ease of use in getting the data off is important. What are good models to look for/avoid, and key techspecs to consider? [more inside]
posted by Sebmojo on Jun 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Video cameras for students.

Best ultra-cheap video cameras for middle school students? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on Apr 16, 2012 - 6 answers

A Video Camera in Every Pot

What kind of video camera is best for mounting above a cooking demonstration island and cooktop? [more inside]
posted by webhund on Feb 17, 2012 - 1 answer

Pro-looking video interviews. £500. Ideas for camera and mic?

Pro-looking video interviews. £500. Ideas for camera and mic? I'm looking for a video camera + external (lapel?) mic combination that will allow me to record 5 - 10 minute, high quality head and shoulders interviews in a studio. I've only got around £500 in total (I'm in the UK). [more inside]
posted by dowcrag on Feb 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Large Sensor DSLR with great video

[DSLR Filter] What are the best options for a digital SLR or Mirrorless SLR style with the following features: APS-C or larger size sensor, ability to autofocus during video, and silent lens operation (for video)? [more inside]
posted by qwip on Jan 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Video Camera Suggestions: Is GOPRO Good Enough?

In a couple of weeks I'm going to start shooting icehockey games for our local kids, the San Diego Saints. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Dec 27, 2011 - 5 answers

How Do You Archive Old DV Footage?

A/V Filter: What's the best long-term way to archive and view miniDV tapes recorded on a Sony video camera? [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Aug 13, 2011 - 3 answers

What video camera(s) would you recommend?

I'd like to buy a video camera, but I don't know anything about them. [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Jun 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for a camera w/ a very specific function

I'm looking for a camera (or video camera w/ still-shot capability) that can do a NIFTY thing my Pencam can do, but with better image quality: I can set up my Pencam in a remote location connected to my PC via a cable, for example focused on some birds at a birdfeeder outside the window, and I can preview on my PC monitor what the Pencam sees & then take a pic with a mouseclick when the timing is right. Any chance?
posted by Shane on Jun 3, 2011 - 6 answers

The best inexpensive digital video camera evar?

Can you please recommend your favourite Digital Video Camera? Key features: inexpensive, compatible to quickly upload the data to a mac, internal microphone. A friend is planning to record interviews and possibly some classroom activities, not record a feature film. it doesn't need a whole lot of bells and whistles; bonus points if it's small-ish. thank you!
posted by andreapandrea on Mar 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Can I use a laptop as a monitor for a video camera?

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]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Mar 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me find a compact video camera

I'm looking for a compact video camera to capture the activities of my 3 month old. Currently I have my eye set on Kodak Zi8. If you have suggestions, advice on the Kodak or any other camera please let me know.
Would a regular Class 10 SDHC be enough for video recording or do I need a 15mbps one or a 30mbps one.
posted by WizKid on Feb 22, 2011 - 7 answers

37.5mm threads, 37mm filter, adapter needed?

Just a quick dumb question I can't find answered anywhere else: I have a videocamera with 37.5mm lens threads. A filter I want to buy online has 37mm threads (and that spec seem more common in general). There's a 37.5mm-to-37mm stepdown ring available elsewhere, but it costs twice as much as the filter. Is that 0.5mm really enough to need the stepping ring?
posted by AzraelBrown on Jan 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Cheap. Variable. Frame. Rate. Camera?

Can anyone recommend a little digital video camera that does time-lapse video? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Nov 29, 2010 - 10 answers

film my route

Video camera for a runner? [more inside]
posted by archivist on Mar 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Need help choosing a camera for video

Wife wants a video camera, I want a still camera that shoots video. Hope us! [more inside]
posted by bDiddy on Nov 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Videocamera Recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a good videocamera for a person who knows nothing about video? [more inside]
posted by oh really on Sep 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Cheapest MultiCam ever?

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]
posted by tropikal on Aug 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Picking a new compact video camera

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]
posted by remi on Jun 27, 2009 - 3 answers

I'm looking for a tiny video camera to use with a robotics project

I'm looking for a tiny video camera to use with a robotics project. The camera needs to be digital, have a digital connection (preferably USB, not wireless), support a minimum resolution of 1024x768 at 30fps and weigh as little as possible — maybe as much as 120g but hopefully lighter. And it must be affordable: less than $500 including lens. [more inside]
posted by gentle on May 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Will direct sun harm a video camera?

Will sunshine 'burn' the sensor on a security camera? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Feb 14, 2009 - 7 answers

video camera buying advice sought

Video camera advice sought. (also, is there a review site for video cameras as good as dpreview.com is for digital cameras?) [more inside]
posted by schmoppa on Feb 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me pick a video camera

Help me pick a video camera (more inside) [more inside]
posted by markblasco on Dec 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Best Bang for the Buck in an Inexpensive Digital Video Camera

Best bang for the buck in an inexpensive digital video camera? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Oct 10, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me find a good camcorder.

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]
posted by zardoz on Sep 29, 2008 - 6 answers

I want to make documentary films. What kind of video-camera should I get?

I want to make documentary films. What kind of video-camera should I get? [more inside]
posted by softsantear on Aug 3, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I record live video directly from DV to PC?

I'd like to record live video directly from my FireWire DV camera using Windows XP. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by russ9595 on Feb 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Suggest a video camera camera to record usability testing

I have the opportunity to buy some equipment to do usability testing. I want to buy some video equipment but know nothing about video cameras. [more inside]
posted by TheDonF on Feb 17, 2008 - 7 answers

I wanted to meet interesting people from an old and distinguished culture... and videotape them.

My brother will be going to Iraq eventually. He'd like to film his "war diaries" with a helmet-mounted video camera. He'd like to be able to start and stop recording with a simple remote of some sort. What are his options? [more inside]
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal on Oct 18, 2007 - 9 answers

Is the 404 an Error?

I want a videocamera with good features that can easily transfer ready-to-upload files to my computer. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Sep 18, 2007 - 3 answers

help me find a camera and a mic

I'm making a movie! The best camera that appears to be in my price range is the Sony PD-150. What are your thoughts on this particular model? Are there better cameras out there in the same price range? I also have concerns about sound equipment. (I'm afraid renting a camera will not be possible.) [more inside]
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam on Sep 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Help my daughter look better on the screen.

I need a lot of help with DV cameras. [more inside]
posted by oddman on Aug 19, 2007 - 4 answers

What is the best place in Los Angeles to get a Canon XL1 fixed?

What is the best place in the San Fernando Valley / Burbank / Los Angeles to get a Canon XL1 fixed? [more inside]
posted by MediaJunkie on Jul 8, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me lust after new video cameras...

Help me lust after new video cameras. OK,my trusty Canon Mv850i just bit the dust and in September I start a Fine Art degree course in Film and Video. Put those two ideas together... [more inside]
posted by merocet on Jul 4, 2007 - 6 answers

I need to buy a video camera for my podcast on a budget, any suggestions.

What is a good video camera to buy for starting out podcasting it needs to cost less than 600CAD$ or 541USD$ A camera that would support decent microphones because i hear a good mic is always a great thing to get as well. Something that also directly exports to digital via firewire or something with little to no additional camera specific software. I'm looking for direct model number references and possible explanations as to why they would be a good candidate for my purchase. I haven't gone video camera shopping before so I may need some spoon-feeding but I did take a films course back in high school a couple years ago.
posted by Chamunks on May 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Give this noob some basic info on prosumer video cameras.

Questions about buying a video camera in general and some specifics about the Canon XL1.... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Apr 24, 2007 - 11 answers

What's the best Digital Video solution for filming Web tutorials?

I'm in need of expert video equipment and editing software recommendations. I need to purchase a videocam primarily for recording tutorials. 50% of the shooting will be in an office setup focused mainly on the speaker sitting at a desk, 50% will be in a shop filming welding type machinery. [more inside]
posted by jpozadzides on Jan 31, 2007 - 8 answers

ASF --> MOV?

Can I convert ASF to a mac-friendly format for editing? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Dec 27, 2006 - 4 answers

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