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Ok, so now that I got that comment out of my system, let me start by saying your expectation is 100% completely, totally and insanely unrealistic. HD + uncompressed = a data rate measured in gigabytes (11.2 gigabytes to be specific) per minute (16.1 terabytes per 24 hour day) and is only available on very high end cameras (>$3000, without optics) price ...


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There are a few things you are missing, and a few more you just aren't fully appreciating how much of a difference the things you mentioned make. First, the S6 sensor is not over 1/2 inch, it is 1/2.6 inch, which is substantially smaller than a 1/2 inch sensor, particularly since sensors are measured diagonally. Second, lenses matter a lot more than the ...


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I am not certain I understand why you need to shoot a scene for longer than 10 minutes. Most of the movies I make are under 4 minutes and include up to 30 or more shots some lasting less than a 1/4 second while others may last a minute. I only mention this to give you an idea what I am used to. I have both a camcorder that can shoot as long as there is ...


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I would recommend looking into the GoPro 3 Black Edition. Benefits: -US$ 400 retail price -Wide angle lens, can cover the area you need -4k recording, very high resolution, lets you reframe afterwards if need be. -WiFi capabilities. I guess you could store the video signal on your laptop. I do not know what quality/compression you get out of WiFi though....


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The key thing to remember about mounting any camera is stability. What makes Go Pro so attractive to many cinematographers are the many mounts available for it that fit the camera snugly on a helmet, car, surf board, or what have you. There will always be some motion when attaching a camera to say a helmet, but with the Go Pro helmet mount, you have ...


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The usual tool recommended for this is JES Deinterlacer, which apparently has an adaptive method of finding and removing the 'smear' frames. I haven't used it myself. The reason this is an issue is that the field cadence used for PF24 is (stupidly, IMO) different from the typical telecine cadence, which is what most 'inverse telecine' algos detect and ...


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I reviewed the specifications for the Samsung HMX-Q10 and have to say there is not a whole lot of information e.g., optics has no mention of "Minimum Focus Distance". So we are pretty much in the dark on the near boundary of the depth of field. (a little rant on auto-focus) Most auto focus systems have two modes: Single AF and Full-time AF. Single AF ...


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The parasites you talked about is called noise. The setting you can change to get less is called the ISO. It corresponds to the old ASA value we had before the digital age. We can't see a thing, we can only see light. That's the way the universe is built up. Same with the camera. It sees the light reflected off surfaces. So white objects reflects all light ...


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I have done this with cheap camcorders and they work great! Currently, I use a Sony camcorder, and a Panasonic, and the only major difference is the brightness of the screen, which only bothers me outside in full sun. However, you are not going to be happy with footage of a presentation screen. There will be moire effects and other problems, and you are way ...


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Nothing really. All recent camcorders are more than enough for what you want. Two things to look: That shutter speed can change so that you can define how smooth motion you want That they offer fast zoom/focus capabilities for sports. Any recent cam-corder from major companies already covers this. If you want quality sound you should also look for a ...


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It was in camera function. But there is no such thing in video editing, which can not be accomplished with correct software. You can add this text in Adobe Premiere, or Adobe After Effects with some noise etc... You can add it in almost any video editing software. Main thing you need — correct font. It is pixeelated all caps text. You can find one here: ...


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First, you need a smartphone, such as iPhone or Android. Then you need something to hold it over your notes, such as this. Then you need diffuse lighting at or above the level of your smartphone, one illuminating the left side of your notes, the other the right side of your notes. If your lighting is very diffuse, then shadows should not be a problem as ...


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Focus is focus is focus, whether for still or video. But the story does not end there. Focal length, aperture, sensor size, circle of confusion, etc., all play a role in determining whether you perceive something to be in focus or not. Here's a link to the math. The long and short of it is that quite often a camera that shoots both stills and video will ...


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Terminology In theory, a camcorder is a video camera that also records video. A long time ago, this was an important distinction, since movie cameras (which are analog and record to film) and other now somewhat obsolete cameras didn't have inbuilt recording capabilites. (DISCLAIMER: opinionated paragraph ahead!) This distinction doesn't really matter ...


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DSLRs tend to have much larger image sensors than camcorders, which tends to mean much less depth of field (DOF) for a given field of view. Shallow DOF is great for isolating subjects from their background, but it's a nightmare when you actually want the subject and its context to be in focus together. Most DLSR lenses have a limited zoom ratio and/or ...


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An XLR cable used with an adapter won't give you the audio quality that an all-XLR cable will. If audio quality is really important, I'd buy or borrow an external recorder that takes XLR cables directly. If this isn't an option, pick up an XLR to 1/8" adapter cable. I suggest taping the adapter to the camcorder so it doesn't move around much. (Mic cables ...


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Answer 3: Use XLR cables to get the audio from the PA to your camcorder. To convert the balanced PA signal to the line signal, take a passive DI-box (aka DI-unit). They are not expensive. You'll get a solid one for less than 50$ by Amazon. More info: DI-Units - Wikipedia DI-Boxes - Amazon.com


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As far as I know the Canon 650D is the only Canon DLSR that has full auto focus during video recording. Not sure about the face recognition though. Do some research on it. If you really like the DSLR look then I think this is the camera for you... especially as you'll be able to use your 85mm and 35mm lenses. I don't know too much about other camcorders ...


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I don't have experience with that particular Samsung camcorder, but I did do some long term recording on an older Samsung camcorder. My camcorder had a time lapse mode that allowed it to capture a frame every minute or so. It would record while plugged in to A/C power. Although the camera used the FAT32 filesystem with 2GB file limits, it was able to span ...


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There could be some consequences to using the Canon XA10 24/7, although I don't think they are very likely to happen. I can think of two things that might go wrong: Even tough the LCD is off, the CMOS sensor inside is still working. This can generate significant heat and cause an overheat. However, most cameras have a built in protection that shuts them ...


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I've got a GoPro and filzilla is right, stability can be an issue. There is the head strap mount that will fit on your head, or helmet, or even hat, and it works well. The chest mount works a bit better, more stable and it doesn't move around with your head (much easier to watch). I'm sure you could get it to work decently with the chest mount. You may ...


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bmargulies, There are few questions here: Are you looking for a multicam setup? If so the two cameras are unlikely going to match unless you are willing to put in time to post production work. (fix it in post! http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/639498971.jpg?1345259967) What is the purpose of this video If its a 'creative' project (as in ...


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For consistent performance with any camera, you will want to disable any automatic functionality that may change with shooting conditions. White balance, shutter speed, gain/iso and aperture should all be set manually. If you need the auto-exposure, you may still get okay results by just setting the WB to a custom white balance (and setting the custom ...


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At your price point, I'd have to recommend the Black Magic Pocket Cinema camera, though I don't believe it comes with a lens, so you would still need to buy a lens which would put you over your $1000 budget. You could get a basic PDAF (phase detect auto focus) enabled video recording DSLR like a T4i along with a semi-decent zoom lens or a fairly good ...


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There are camcorders that enable full-res uploads of their memory cards via WiFi. Thus, if your room has connectivity to your intranet, you can leave the card in the camcorder, hit upload when you are done, turn the camera off when the upload is done, do your customer edits and uploads, then wipe the card for the next day's work, all without walking 200 ...


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IME, 0.0036% is rather better than average. Consumer gear operates on quite inexpensive crystal oscillators. These oscillators or crystals are not tuned precisely (or they would cost too much), and they don't have extraordinary stability over temperature ranges. Professional gear uses special techniques to keep audio and video gear in synchronization. ...


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If you record speeches that are longer than 30 minutes, the 29m59s limitation of non-video cameras is going to drive you crazy, despite all the other wonderful things they can do. Interviews can be broken up every 30 minutes. Speeches not. If you have ambitions to encompass art projects with your camera, the interchangeable lens feature of the SONY camera ...


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If the camcorder records stereo sound and you are only interested in mono recordings, the foot switch could trigger an oscillator that injected a short tone on the left channel and the inverted tone on the right channel. During regular playback where you might be mixing left and right audio to one mono audio signal, the tone will be unheard because of ...


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While there would not be any immediate adverse affects in the long run it will "burn" itself out. On the prosumer varaiety (Canon XA10) was NOT made to say on 24/7. It was made for broadcast videos and "on/off" use like shooting documentaries or news-like vids. Like LCD screens if you have the CMOS sensor on a fixed static shot for an extended time you could ...


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I've been looking for something similar but haven't found the perfect solution yet. If you can live without it streaming in real time, I've heard good things about the Bushnell Trophy Cam series. http://bushnell.com/all-products/trail-cameras/trophy-cam



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