A device used to capture still images.

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Camera for live feed-transfer to external monitor in adjacent room?

I need a camera that functions like a surveillance or webcamera but that I can output to a computer monitor (via adapters) with a VGA-cable. I could perhaps use a normal camcorder for this, but I find ...
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Avoiding motion blur from a network camera

I'm a newbie here. I have a problem that I don't really understand. Hopefully, someone can share their experience. If I have an ip camera of 1) 640x480(sensor width = 3.6mm), 2) focal length from ...
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What is this strange second camera?

I don't know is this is the correct place to ask this but ... I've watched several "making of" of current movies and noticed a thing i cannot explain. What is this strange "secondary" camera you ...
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What camera to use for classroom/lecture recording?

We want to install HD IP cameras in our classrooms to record lectures and make them available online. We are having a hard time finding the right one. Most are geared towards surveillance. Any ...
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What is a circular motion around a object called when filming?

You know that camera technique when the camera operator usually have a steadicam and runs/walks around a person. I'm trying to learn how to do that with my homemade glidecam but it is so hard. it ...
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How to make a Camera Slider with bearings?

I wan't to make a camera slider with bearings that is very smooth. I haven't come up with a good idea yet. I wan't it to be able to be placed on a tripod. Can you please show me som links and tips ...
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How to change active camera in after effects ( or render a different camera )

I added a camera to my comp, however, when I render it uses the active camera, and not camera1. How do I Either make camera1 my active camera, or make it so that I can render out camera1
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Where to place a camera to record Swimming

Recently I've done a "mini-triathlon" event called WinchesterPPP and I was able to record the whole event by placing my GoPro camera on the helmet (You can see my video on that website). Next year I'm ...
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Matching a camera in a 3D scene based on a photo

I have a Sketchup scene with a 3D model and a geolocation, but I also have a photo for the scene. How cam I match/create a virtual camera in the 3D application to match the viewpoint of the physical ...
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Understanding Region of Interest selection in a Camera

I want to understand how ROI selection actually happens inside a camera? I have an ethernet camera, that can capture and send images to the PC, based on user defined ROI. The advantage of this is that ...
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera: recording, bitrate and bitdepth

If connecting a Blackmagic Cinema Camera via Thunderbolt to a laptop, can you record directly to the harddrive of the laptop? Which bitrate does have these recordings if using ProRes HQ422 at ...
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how can I smoothly move a camera without a dolly?

I have a small camera and this is the first time I'm filming anything that is serious. I'm wonder if there is a cheap way I can smoothly shoot footage in a room while moving without a camera dolly.
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What's a good camera to shoot a low-budget short film with?

My budget is around $750. So far I have come up with Canon 550D and I think it's a great choice to shoot a low-budget short film. I am just seeking your advice to see if there is any better ...
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How much is a good framerate for slo-mo recording?

As per the title, how much fps count should I be considering on a camera if I am looking to do slo-mo shots without framerate lag taking effect on video settings? On a side note, I don't know if this ...
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kind of equipment used in this video

In the attached video, the camera films the crowd from above. How is this achieved? What kind of equipment is the camera equipped with?
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What are the minimum camera characteristics required to record a movie for cinema?

What are the minimum characteristics required for a camera to project a movie taken by it on a standard cinema screen? I mean anything that affects the quality of the picture seen on the screen. What ...
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Periodicals/magazines/blogs for cinematography?

I want to stay up-to-date on cinematography techniques -- not just regurgitated press releases on camera technology. What regularly updated resources (not books) should I follow to continually learn ...
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Live Streaming and Recording Simultaneously

I will explain my situation first. I am getting married in two months and have many family members that are in bad health. They want to make the wedding, but just cant. We had the idea of streaming ...
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What does it mean to “check a waveform monitor to make sure that my highlights weren't clipping too much”?

In this article Roger Deakins talks about how he would "check a waveform monitor to make sure that my highlights weren't clipping too much". What does he mean by this?
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Is the high-framerate crop mode in the Red Scarlet camera practical?

I'm pretty excited by the new Red Scarlet, but one point seems very limiting about its (high-)framerate capacity: It's actually cropping the image on the frame when shooting at framerates higher than ...
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Video & Audio Kit on a Budget

My group has a budget of ~£1000 to spend on high quality recording equipment so I need to do a little background research before I go off and advise them about what to buy. The aim is to be able to ...
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What is the orbiting technique involved for this scene [youtube]?

As in title, what is the technique involved for this scene: Scene starting from 0.43 to 0.48 secs, orbiting camera view with subjects at standstill. My best guess ...
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Why use 35 mm film raw stock and camera?

I would like your suggestions and reasoning as this would be useful in making decisions. Why are film makers still using traditional 35 mm film raw stock and camera equipment to produce feature films ...
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About film making techniques

I have developed a big interest in film making recently (I hope it isn't a fad). I am interested more in the technical side like cinematography, editing, lighting etc than acting, direction etc. I am ...
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Hardware/workflow for HD multicam shooting on a budget

I'm interested in doing some multicam shooting of my band's gigs. (This is a personal, not commercial, motivation, so my constraints include budget and cargo space — i.e., minimal equipment bulk. ...
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How can I put a camera with a standard tripod point on my head?

I've got a video camera with a standard screw-in tripod point. I would like to put that camera on my head to make a video while cycling. Are there any helmet mounts or similar I can purchase designed ...
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Things to do during shoot to prevent loss of quality during extreme colour grading in post?

I am doing a shoot where I will need to increase the saturation quite a bit in post. You can only really push it so far before you get artifacts etc. so I'm just wondering if there is anything I ...
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What factors are important for DSLR lenses for shooting video?

I'm about to upgrade my DSLR camera from a Canon XSi (450D) to either a Canon 7D or T3i (600D). I'm largely interested in the video features of the camera. I have several mid/high-end lenses that I ...
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How do you load a Bolex H-16?

How do you load a Bolex H-16? A complete answer will include a link to the camera manual, page number for reference in the ASC manual, and a video demonstrating effective loading technique.
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Is it possible to charge a panasonic HDC SD900 while filming?

On this camera, the battery can only be charged inside the camera. So I cannot charge one battery while using an other. My only alternative is to charge while I film. Can I do that?