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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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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 ...


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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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Often, the best option, particularly for interviews, is a DSLR. The particulars of your needs may change that or harden in on a specific level of DSLR, however in general they key thing for interviews is to be able to have a sharply focused subject with a nice blur to the background. DSLR cameras shooting HD video with a fast lens (f/2.8 or faster ...


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The logo on the manual I could find indicates that it was standard 8mm, not Hi8 or Digital8. If you are in a PAL region, then most likely it is the PAL version of 8mm. You should be able to use any PAL based 8mm playback deck or camcorder to play the tape back. You then be able to use a standard video capture device to digitize the video that you ...


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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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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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This was a feature on some Mini DV camcorders back in the day. I know the Canon GL2 supported it, but as I recall I think it also required a MiniDV tape with a circuit in it that cost extra and I'm not sure if you can still get them anymore. Having to deal with capturing tapes is also a bit of a pain. If you don't mind a momentary break in the footage, ...


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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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Solved the problem... Go to: Mac System Preferences > Blackmagic Design Set default video standard as HD 1080i 59.94 CamTwist > Blackmagic HD 1080i 59.94 - 8 Bit I figured out my camera settings using the Blackmagic Media Express app, which did detect the camera. Just take a look in the app's settings to find your camera's connection settings.



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