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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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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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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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My guess, what you are seeing is most likely the result of the better color detection and processing with the sensor and image data and the better depth of field provided by a high quality professional lens. There is far, FAR more to image quality than simple resolution. The color accuracy of the sensor, the dynamic range, shadow detail, vibrancy and ...


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Cameras which support external control of zoom, focus, and iris normally have a port for this purpose. LANC is the most common, but it appears that your camera doesn't have a LANC port. According to the documentation to which you linked, the camera supports "remote control & streaming" via WiFi. If it is at all possible to control your camera's zoom ...


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I use my Nikon DSLR to record videos, so I'll share some pointers with you. DSLR are capable of producing very good video images. This is thanks to their sensor size and optics, compared to many handycams. However, since their primary use is not video, there are some things to keep in mind: I don't recommend using autofocus. It is slow (Nikon in Live ...



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