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

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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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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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Smartphone vs camcorder

Okay, so I'm a young A/V tech, and I'm looking into picking up some equipment for video recording. The guy who is mentoring me said that for the kind of work I do, which is primarily speaking events ...
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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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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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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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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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Recording me write my notes and my speech at my desk

I am looking for a fairly cheap set-up (budget: ~C$200) to do the following: videotape the set of notes that I am writing; record my speech as I explain what I am writing. An example of what I ...
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Equipment for video recording in a florescent lighted classroom

What economy equipment is needed to record an educational event being presented in a classroom under florescent lighting with no exterior windows? I am envisioning two hd-camcorders, each tripod ...
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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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Is 0.0036% time inaccuracy on a consumer-grade camcorder expected?

I did an experiment on our church's camcorder (Sony Handycam HDR-CX380) recently to test whether it was the source of a time inaccuracy between our video recordings and PC audio recordings of sermons ...
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Looking for suggestions on workflow/equipment: daily production of short presentation videos

i am looking for any and all sort of suggestions on workflow and equipment, specifically camcorder choice. Case details: We are producing short videos every day. A person is standing in front ...
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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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Post processing - image stabilisation

I own a Panasonic HC-V130. Recently I've read an article about image stabilisation in a computing magazine. Can this be achieved without a special camera? I am using too much zoom to hold the camera ...
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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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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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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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Focus in Video vs Focus in Image

This is kind of a weird question, but how does focus in video work? I understand how focus works for single, still images. And, I understand that a video is a sequence of images. However, unlike ...
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How do I add text like this (picture) to a video? Can it be added post or is it an old camera function?

I've read around and a lot has been said about transferring video through VHS and back again but I was wondering about adding this specific kind of text? Is it a function that exists on old ...
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Best HD camcorder for recording sports

I’m looking to start recording sporting events, specifically professional wrestling and mixed martial arts (MMA) events. Initially these will be recorded for DVD, but one of the events will be ...
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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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MILC or camcorder for ENG?

I'm going to shoot a lot of Electronic News Gathering stuff like demonstrations, reports. But also interviews and longer events like speeches and talks. I can't decide between a camcorder and a MILC ...
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Best value video cameras as of 2014?

I could always google lists and such but nothing can beat legitimate suggestions and reviews from video professionals. I'm looking to produce music videos in the next months/years and I need a good ...
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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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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 ...
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SD card for Sony FDR-AX100E 4K?

I recently acquired a Sony FDR-AX100E. Samsung 64 Pro+, SDXC I 10 U3 says: Cannot record. Please use UHS-I U3 compatible memory ... Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC-1 U3 10 32Gb says: This memory card ...
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Identifying source of audio drift between camcorder and recording PC

I'm recording our church's sermons using a standard consumer-grade camcorder (Handycam HDR-CX380). Depending on mixer circumstances (our church moves around a lot), I'll either run a line from our ...
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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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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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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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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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JVC 3CCD camcoder light changes during capture!

I'm trying to record a training session at work that requires me to capture the Projector screen as the lecturer is teaching. The light on my JVC 3CCD camera keeps on changing between Orange, blue and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Camera only for live video footage

I'm searching for a small (very small) video camera that doesn't record anything (but is alright if it does). I only want it to be able to output live video footage and sound via HDMI. Does anyone ...
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Live streaming video feed from camcorder (canon vixia hf g30) to computer as low latency as possible?

I am trying to view live feed from my camcorder (Canon Vixia HF G30) on my computer as I adjust the zoom and pan and tilt from my computer. I need to see what my camera sees on my computer in ...
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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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Demo mode won't turn off Sony HDR-Pj600 [closed]

I have a Sony HDR-Pj600 and for some demonic reason the demo mode will not turn off. You see the option available in the menu ( NOT grayed out ) but when you press it, you hear the confirmation sound ...