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Questions tagged [camcorder]

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

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Video recording framerate limitation causes? (e.g. 1080p at only 60fps despite same camera records in 2160p?)

I know, smartphone cameras are maybe not the primary interest of professional videographers, but I am interested into the technical aspects. They can also be relevant for real cameras. There are ...
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Live Streaming Video Camera?

Are there any video cameras (recording over 30 minutes of footage length) that have live streaming services (RTMP) built-in to the camera? I know there are a ton of cameras with YouTube (etc.) ...
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I dropped my Panasonic HC-V180 Camera, and now camera doesn't work?

So I had my Panasonic HC-V180 camera ready on a tripod extended to its maximum height, and then it lost balance and tipped over. The camera is able to show its storage videos and displays things like ...
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Advice on camcorder that supports USB-C and 3.5mm external microphone? [closed]

I'm shopping for a video camera that I will use to record lectures that I give at my university. My setup is going to be a camcorder on a tripod plus a Lavalier wireless microphone, which I will ...
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How to film theatre performances?

I am working with a small amateur theatre group, and they would like to record their performances. We tried with a consumer-grade camcorder. positioned behind the audience, but image quality and sound ...
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Extract video from sony handycame with perfect quality

I've got an old sony handycame that record into tapes. When i try to display the videos in my samsung tv using RCA cables, the video is full screen and with a really good quality. I wanted to ...
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Importing miniDV using passthrough on Elura 85 not working

First, I have an old VHS unit that I confirmed working by outputting tape to our current TV. I then connected the VHS unit to the Canon Elura 85 using the provided cables. I switch it to playback, AV>...
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App for panning training?

This is more about video shooting than production, but anyway: I'm trying to make videos of flying airplanes and birds, but achieving a smooth camera panning/tilting motion that follows the subject ...
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How to get MiniDV video from old JVC camcorder

I have a bunch of old MiniDV tapes taken with a long-dead camcorder. I recently bought a used JVC GR-D200U on eBay, but I can't figure out how to transfer videos from the camcorder to my PC. The ...
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Is there any way to find the video editing software or camera that created a video?

This question is inspired by the Exif data exists in JPEG files. Is there any way to find: the video editing software that created a video file? the camera model that created a video file? Get ...
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Can old camcorder be optimized?

I bought a camera in 2003. Since then, I think something might have become dusty, or some parts could have become worn out (or etc, I dont know).. What steps I can take to refresh the old camera (in ...
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miniDV - Same resolution but lost vertical space in 16:9 widescreen?

I have an old SD PAL camcorder, which records on miniDV tapes at a resolution of 720x576 pixels. This is the output from ffmpeg of the 4:3 recording: Stream #0:0: Video: dvvideo, yuv420p, 720x576 [...
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Request for Camcorder and Tripod Recommendations for Occasional Amatuer Usage, With Emphasis on Good Sound Quality

The title just about tells all about my question, but for a few more specifics, I want to record some monologue rehearsals (of myself) in an empty hall, and will later probably have some live ...
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Camcorders that can stream directly to YouTube

I've googled for the last couple hours and couldn't find any real answers. In short, are there any camcorders that allow you to live stream your video straight to YouTube. All the camcorders with live ...
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DSLR vs CamCorders for video tutorials?

I'm planning to record video tutorials for a project of mine without compromising on the quality and I would like to know the best option to shoot them
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Are todays phone cameras capable of capturing better video than no-zoom pocket camcoders?

I am a complete amateur with respect to photography. I capture videos rather than still pictures during my vacations. So it is limited to videos outdoors. My preferences are limited to compactness of ...
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Camcorder vs. not a camcorder and separate audio and video recording

I'm not even a beginner yet - I've never owned a video camera in my life. However, I want to buy one, set it up on a tripod and use a remote control to film myself talking about various topics, then ...
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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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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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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 am ...
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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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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 of ...
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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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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 cameras ...
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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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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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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 self-...
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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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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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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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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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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 CT-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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? http://www.amazon.com/Calumet-Quick-release-Video-Head-Adapter/...
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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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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 ...