A Video Camera in Every Pot
February 17, 2012 2:16 PM   Subscribe

What kind of video camera is best for mounting above a cooking demonstration island and cooktop?

I need to equip a demonstration kitchen with two video cameras, one mounted above the cooktop and the other mounted above the demonstrator's island. The ability to control the zooming in/out easily by non-techie presenters is a key requirement, but other than that, we don't have too many other specific requirements. Audio not needed. High-Def would be nice. Cameras will be hard-wired into our network, so no need for wi-fi capabilities. The cameras will be hung approximately 4-5 feet above the surfaces they are "filming" (is that still the right word?).

Any suggestions for specific models and/or specs to look for would be greatly appreciated as this is totally not my area of expertise.
posted by webhund to Technology (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This thread confirms what I always sort of thought, that some cooking shows hang a mirror at 45 degrees above the cooking area. Shots are taken from a standard camera off the mirror rather than directly overhead, though there is some discussion on mirror quality as well. So that's an angle (pardon the pun) as well.
posted by jquinby at 2:42 PM on February 17, 2012

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