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]
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]
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 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]
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?
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!
Relatively inexpensive digital video camera and software for budding pre-teen/teen movie makers? [more inside]
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]
Best ultra-cheap video cameras for middle school students? [more inside]
What kind of video camera is best for mounting above a cooking demonstration island and cooktop? [more inside]
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]
[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]
In a couple of weeks I'm going to start shooting icehockey games for our local kids, the San Diego Saints. [more inside]
A/V Filter: What's the best long-term way to archive and view miniDV tapes recorded on a Sony video camera? [more inside]
I'd like to buy a video camera, but I don't know anything about them. [more inside]
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?
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!
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'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.
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?
Can anyone recommend a little digital video camera that does time-lapse video? [more inside]
Video camera for a runner? [more inside]
Wife wants a video camera, I want a still camera that shoots video. Hope us! [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good videocamera for a person who knows nothing about video? [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 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]
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]
Will sunshine 'burn' the sensor on a security camera? [more inside]
Video camera advice sought. (also, is there a review site for video cameras as good as dpreview.com is for digital cameras?) [more inside]
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Best bang for the buck in an inexpensive digital video camera? [more inside]
I'm in the market for an inexpensive (under $1000) camcorder but every spec on any camera brings up a thousand questions. 3CCD? CMOS? HD? HDV? MiniDV? BluRay? File formats? Still shots? Help! [more inside]
I want to make documentary films. What kind of video-camera should I get? [more inside]
I'd like to record live video directly from my FireWire DV camera using Windows XP. Is this possible? [more inside]
I have the opportunity to buy some equipment to do usability testing. I want to buy some video equipment but know nothing about video cameras. [more inside]
My brother will be going to Iraq eventually. He'd like to film his "war diaries" with a helmet-mounted video camera. He'd like to be able to start and stop recording with a simple remote of some sort. What are his options? [more inside]
I want a videocamera with good features that can easily transfer ready-to-upload files to my computer. [more inside]
I'm making a movie! The best camera that appears to be in my price range is the Sony PD-150. What are your thoughts on this particular model? Are there better cameras out there in the same price range? I also have concerns about sound equipment. (I'm afraid renting a camera will not be possible.) [more inside]
I need a lot of help with DV cameras. [more inside]
What is the best place in the San Fernando Valley / Burbank / Los Angeles to get a Canon XL1 fixed? [more inside]
Help me lust after new video cameras. OK,my trusty Canon Mv850i just bit the dust and in September I start a Fine Art degree course in Film and Video. Put those two ideas together... [more inside]
What is a good video camera to buy for starting out podcasting it needs to cost less than 600CAD$ 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.
Questions about buying a video camera in general and some specifics about the Canon XL1.... [more inside]
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]
Can I convert ASF to a mac-friendly format for editing? [more inside]
Looking to buy a semi-professional video camera in Toronto. There's much [more inside]
What video camera should I buy? Just for amateur stuff - regular home movies, clips of events, "getting my feet wet" with video editing. [more inside]
What camcorder should I buy? [more inside]
I'm looking for a Digital Video camera but am at a loss as to what to look for, what technologies are on the horizon (that are, perhaps, worth waiting for), etc., etc.. [more inside]