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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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TL;DR: Probably not. I believe your camera records video on MiniDV. Video is written digitally but writing process is the only non-digital operation in the camera (involves magnetic head, tape, and tape scrolling mechanism). It's easy to determine if something is really become worn out because usually something mechanical is the only thing that can ...


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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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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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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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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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"The ugly CMOS replaced CCD" because of cost, complexity, power consumption, pixel density, light sensitivity, etc. In every regard — except of the rolling shutter artefacts, of course — CMOS sensors are better. They also do not exhibit the saturation trail effect, the vertical "ray of light" that occurs when pointing a CCD camera towards very bright light ...


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DV can be captured off tape with a firewire interface. Firewire was a data transfer protocol created by Apple, Panasonic and Sony that enabled the transfer of digital Video and data. Firewire plugs look like this The era when computers had firewire connections out of the box has passed, so unless you can find an older machine (particularly a mac) with a ...


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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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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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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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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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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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90% of good sound quality is mic placement. The remaining 90% is the microphone. The 90% that remains of that is the preamp. Because mic placement is so important, you either have to accept putting the video camera where the microphone sounds best, or you have to disconnect the two, placing and pointing the mic where it is best and then placing pointing ...


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The "JVC GY-HM200SPU 4KCAM Compact Handheld Streaming Camcorder" claims... "When equipped with an optional Wi-Fi or 4G LTE high-speed broadband modem, the camcorder can deliver a live video stream directly to USTREAM and YouTube, while simultaneously recording HD video internally to SDHC/SDXC memory cards. " I believe there are other camcorders in the JVC ...


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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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Different NLEs each seem to live in their own metadata world. One common metadata element they all seem to preserve fairly well is timecode. Almost all support a few common elements, such as REEL, SCENE, and SHOT. But DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro X each have metadata slots that are unique to them, even in cases where the metadata slot ...


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Most cameras have a mode where you can manually control all the settings.. I would set the camera to manual mode, do some tests during a rehearsal. Adjust the exposure so that nothing is over or underexposed when the stage is normally lit, and manually set the focus such that anyone on the stage is in focus at all times. Ideally for audio, you would use ...


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As far as what is technically wrong with your camera; the answer is it’s busted. You dropped it. As far as repair, go to the Panasonic Website, navigate to support, cameras, repairs. Depending on your camera model, it will give you your options on repairing it. Some companies use vendors, some charge a fee up front just to accept it to determine what ...


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The primal problem will be the stabilization. GoPro's Cameras offer a decent image-stabilization and are wide-angled. This allows shakes and bumps to have less of an impact. If you now go for a camcorder with, say, a lens of 50mm, you will experience an extreme increase in shakiness. In other words: When you worry about your camera to break due to shakes ...


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It's not possible to turn off the LCD panel when it is open, but you may do two things with it to save your battery: reduce the LCD brightness to the its lowest limit, and set the LCD Backlight to [L Dim] Both commands are available from the Home Menu -> Other Settings -> Display Setup.


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I don't know if it has an official name but could be classed as "ringing". Tube cameras would do it if you had any bright lights in the scene. 70's music videos are full of it. You don't mention any software, so I'll give a platform agnostic solution. This would probably be easier in a node based workflow, but I've included the AE names for things because ...


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YouTube reencodes all uploads, so there is no way to recover any video metadata unless you have the original file. If you have the original video file, sometimes cameras write specific metadata information into the video headers. Same for editing and compression software. You can use a tool such as MediaInfo to output audio, video, and header information ...


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Your question is too vague to be answered properly. Exactly what parts of "quality" have degraded? How do you know the camera isn't operating as good as when it was new? Is the video not focused sharply? Are the colors "off"? Is the audio distorted? You can only repair or improve SPECIFIC problems. Otherwise it is just free-floating anxiety for which ...


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Okay, after some reasoning and research I think I understand what happens. Basically, the sensor is fixed in size, but the lens is too. Which means the only way to get a wider sample to fit the image to 16:9 is to crop down the image on the sensor to about 720x405 pixels, each pixel catching a sample of ratio 64:45 (SAR). The image is then stretched ...


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You don't necessarily need a camcorder with the built-in ability to stream to YouTube, but rather, a camcorder (or any camera, really) that you can use as an input device to a computer. If you can use a camera as an input device (think of it like a super-high quality webcam of sorts), then you can live stream to YouTube, UStream, Twitch, etc., using a free ...


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Another factor to consider in deciding between DSLR and Camcorder is the ergonomics. While the pictures from a DSLR have a nice cinematic look, they are harder to use. As mentioned by Michael, the larger sensor gives you shorter depth of field, so anything other than static subjects can be challenging to keep in focus - and this is coupled with the fact ...


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