The term "camcorder" is used to describe a portable, self-contained device, with video capture and recording its primary function.

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Old Camcorder needs Repair

I have a Canon H680 Hi8 camcorder that fell off a shelf many years ago and hasn't been used since. Now I want to use its optics in a low-budget live video system for my church. Basically, I'm ...
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Why HD broadcast camcorder still pictures quality (still frame from video) beat out DSLR?

I've taken pictures with a HD broadcast camcorder and a DSLR at the same event. When I get the still pics from camcorder footage, the image appears to be more professional/outstanding feeling than the ...
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Motorized tripod head with zoom

I am looking into a motorized tripod head to use with a standard camcorder and am wondering what people normally do for zoom? The camera I am using is a Canon HF R56. (I am not interested in the ...
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Portable camera recommendation for interviews

I'm looking for a decent quality video camera that I can travel around with and conduct short interviews. I also need to be able to use a lavalier microphone with it. Someone recommended a GoPro but ...
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Old 8mm video recording tapes and standards

I want to transfer a set of old home video tapes recorded on a Sanyo VM-D66P. I do not have access to the camcorder anymore need to buy a camcorder that will play them so I can capture it via USB. The ...
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Using a Nikon D5100 or Sony SR68 to shoot video of an event

I've been asked, on a very short time schedule, to shoot video at a party on behalf of someone too ill to attend. In my custody are my Nikon D5100 and a Sony Handycam DCR-SR68. I am not experienced ...
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Flagging noteworthy moments during lengthy video recording?

I work in a developmental psychology lab where it would be useful to have audio / video documentation of notable behavior and speech patterns. Sessions with subjects last for several hours, and ...
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Audio randomly cuts out for remainder of clip - Adobe Premier Elements 11

I have a Sony Handycam HDR-XR260, and haven't had any trouble before the last two weeks. While editing, occasionally a clip's audio will suddenly disappear a few minutes in, and not return until the ...
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What are the negative effects (if any) for leaving a prosumer comcorder powered 24hrs a day?

I have a use case where I need to leave a pro-sumer camcorder, (Let's say a Canon XA10) powered 24 hours a day indefinitely. The HDMI out of the camera would be used for monitoring 24 hours a day, but ...
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Recommendations for HD camcorder for all-day static recording?

I am working on a computer vision project where I will setup a camcorder in a room at around 6am and record people as they walk around and interact with things. The recording ends at 11pm. The room ...
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Advice on Weatherproof HD Camera for Streaming Video / Audio

I am looking to invest in a weatherproof outdoor camera with audio, if possible, to LIVE (or at least within the past hour) stream some wildlife. I am looking for advice on what type of camera would ...
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CamTwist + Blackmagic Intensity Thunderbolt Shuttle Settings

I'm trying to set up CamTwist + a Blackmagic Intensity Thunderbolt Shuttle on a MacBook Pro but am getting a black screen in CamTwist. What are the correct settings? Thanks!
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how do I interpret this number? [closed]

can someone explain this numbers please?, what means equivalent? Focal Length 4.25-42.5mm, 35mm equivalent 30.4-305mm thanks for your help
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4K camcorder question [closed]

Nowadays I am using 1920 x 1080 for all my videos/projects using Sony PMW-100. I would like to start making more detailed stuff in a year or two. Specifically in the mid-late 2014 I have a plan to ...
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24hour non stop recording in a single file on a 128Gb SDXC? [closed]

Not sure if I am allowed to ask the following question here or not as it's not clear from the FAQ I want to record a non stop 24 hour video and wanted to know if the following device can do that? ...
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Shooting with a camera and then pausing while recording

We're shooting basketball videos, and I would like to be able to Pause/Rewind while continuing to record, so I can show the coaches of the team the video, while the players are still playing. Is ...
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Mount a Camcorder on my Hat?

Aside from just gluing (or velcroing) the camcorder onto a baseball hat beak, is there something better? Would this type of thing work? ...
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Canon DSLR home-video. Need advice

I own a Canon 1100d/T3i with very decent lenses (85mm/f1.8 and 35mm/f2). I really like shooting movies at home with it as the depth of field and the clarity of the subject are really beautiful. The ...
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Panasonic SDR-H100 Multiple Program Files

I have a Panasonic SDR-H100 camcorder. When I shoot videos, with stoppages, i.e. many clips, the videos are put into two different program folders within the sd_card folder on my SCHD. I was wondering ...
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Tool to transcode Canon PF24 MTS files to native 24p?

Many Canon AVCHD camcorders record 24fps in a format they call PF24, which essentially disguises the 24 fps in a 60i stream by applying 3:2 pulldown. Unfortunately they do this so well that to my ...
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Audio from PA system to Camcorder

I've been asked to video tape a Q/A session with a speaker, and I plan to use my HD camcorder (http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-HDC-TM700K-Camcorder-Control-Internal/dp/B0035LD0EY). The issue is that ...
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How can I use my JVC as a webcam on my HP pavilion laptop?

So I have a JVC Everio GZ-MG360BU handycam and a HP Pavilion DV2000 Laptop. The JVC has three ports - USB, A/V and DC (for charger). My lap has a S-Video port (Is it an input or output port?) How ...
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Remove noise in video post production

I have a video, shot with a recent but low-end camcorder (Samsung HMX-Q10) in Full HD 1920x1080/50i. The problem is that there wasn't enough light (I guess) and the camcorder added some "parasites" ...
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How to help the autofocus feature of an amateur camcorder

I just acquired an amateur camcorder (Samsung HMX-Q10) that has only a few settings available, most of them are automatic. I tried to shoot a video of me playing a bass guitar cover but it seems that ...
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How to get battery status of aftermarket battery on Canon camcorder

Is it possible to get battery status of an aftermarket battery on Canon camcorders, specifically Legria HF R26? When I insert that battery, I get the message saying that the camcorder can't ...
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How can I find camcorders with high quality like Nikon D3100 but without its time limit?

I like the video clarity and quality of the Nikon D3100. However, it has a time limit on it, which I don't like. How can I go about finding an HD camcorder with similar video clarity to this camera, ...
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Camcorder for use as a webcam

I've been looking into a camcorder for use as a webcam, since all the webcams I have found don't seem to be up to the task I have in mind. My biggest issue is finding camcorders can can even be used ...
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Sony DCR-TRV140E Digital 8 tape problem

I recently borrowed a Sony DCR-TRV140E (which stores footage on the Digital8 medium) from a church in order to shoot my friend's wedding that took place there. By the looks of things, the camera had ...