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Black Forest
10-20-2011, 06:59 AM
Which one of you guys broke my video camera last night? I know I post some dumb assed video's but....

I went to take a new video of my new and improved releasing die holder and bam, video camera is broken. According to my search results on Google it is not worth fixing. It is a good SD video camcorder but now it is toast.

So I am on the hunt for a new HD camcorder that records to SDHC cards that I can use to video my projects that I post here(hold the groaning please) and take video's of my daughter riding her horses.

I am not looking so much for a cheap camera although I wouldn't mind. I am looking for a good quality camcorder that takes good video's.

rohart
10-20-2011, 07:27 AM
Firstly, try getting it to work with your daughter before bombarding it with more shop. Secondly, try spelling videos without the apostrophe.

Third, I'm, sorely tempted by one of the 'headset' cameras. I want to record some bike trips before it's too late. I like the look of the Go-Pro range, and there are a few others like it. I've no real feedback on it though. I guess you'd have to rig up some bracketry, but that would be a breeze. And I don't know how versatile it is in terms of connecting cables, controls etc. It may be a bit on the one-button-does-all control side.

Black Forest
10-20-2011, 07:31 AM
Video'''''''''''S

I am a farmer not an English major.........How do I add one of these faces with the tongue sticking out?http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif


I want a hand held camcorder.

winchman
10-20-2011, 07:40 AM
You mean this? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif

.RC.
10-20-2011, 07:48 AM
Which one of you guys broke my video camera last night? I know I post some dumb assed video's but....



You video'd yourself in the mirror didn't you... :D:D

Black Forest
10-20-2011, 07:53 AM
You are all banned!

.RC.
10-20-2011, 08:07 AM
If you want a good camera the best consumer one as far as I am concerned is the panasonic 900 series...

Comes in flavours of SD900 (SD card recording only)

TM900 sd card slot and 32GB onboard SSD memory

And the HS900 which has a HDD fitted as well as a SD card slot..

It films in a maximum of 1920 X 1200 50p (Pal) or 60p (NTSC)

resolution is amazing and has to be seen to be believed for a camera that sells for under $1000...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKJnbTorxRs

and a crappy low quality youtube vid i made with mine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bii0C854thQ

Black Forest
10-20-2011, 08:16 AM
I might have a look at the Panasonic SD 900. transferring the video from the onboard SSD takes much longer than from the cards I am told.

I paid much more for my SD panasonic NV-GS400 six years ago and it is only tape.

Highpower
10-20-2011, 10:55 AM
Which one of you guys broke my video camera last night? I know I post some dumb assed video's but....

Fess up now.....

It was YOU!

http://www.salsgiver.com/people/paulb/postal_cow.jpg

macona
10-20-2011, 12:07 PM
I think you need a Red Epic.

Then hang it off an optocopter:

http://vimeo.com/30255067

Errol Groff
10-20-2011, 02:19 PM
I recently switched to a Panasonic HDC-TM900 high definition camera and am very happy with it. I find the zoom switch to be more sensitive than the one on my previous camera and I am still getting used to that. This model has a built in memory card and a removable card (SD) and you can dictate which one the camera records to. I have not found the internal card a bother to upload via USB 2.0 cable.

This camera will record to 1080P maximum but I don't go that high yet as my computer does not have th horsepower to handle the files. I was using Photoshop Elements Premier 4.0 with the previous camera. It completely choked on the high- def files so I upgraded to the 9.0 version. The computer would not even touch that version. So I switched to Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD and it runs, but not smoothly So New camera begets new sofware. New software begets new computer. I have run this computer for maybe six years and my practice is to use them till I run into a software application that won't run and then upgrade to a new unit.

Most recent video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NdINJrUwYs

.RC.
10-20-2011, 04:45 PM
Errol this program here http://mirillis.com/en/products/splash.html will play 1080p files smoothly with no jitter...

The problem is most media programs are not optimised for true HD video playback, and they cannot cope.. My PC is three years old and plays 1080 50p videos smoothly with splash...

macona
10-20-2011, 07:02 PM
Meh, I use mPlayer. if that dont work I use VLC.

Watching HD video is different from editing them. Loading the movies into imovie on my mac takes the longest, and I have a Raid 0 set up.

.RC.
10-20-2011, 08:42 PM
neither VLC nor mediaplayer will play 1080 50/60p videos smoothly..

Those files stream at 28mbps.. That is a lot of data...

v860rich
10-20-2011, 11:46 PM
I use a JVC Everio HD hand held that I've been very pleased with. It has an 8gig internal flash drive plus a SDHC card slot. I can choose which one I want it to record to.
I've used it in racing environments for 2 years and have not had a moments trouble. I noticed it is still available in retail stores, it's cost is way under $1000.00.

THANX RICH

People say I'm getting crankier as I get older. That's not it. I just find I enjoy annoying people a lot more now. Especially younger people!!!

sch
10-21-2011, 12:55 AM
Most newer still cameras, ie less than a year old, will record HD video, and
when you get up over $500 or so the video will be 1080P onto an SD
card. You won't get the extreme zooms, except with a few cameras but
the sensors are usually a lot larger than the video only cameras, so the
lenses perforce have to either be a lot larger or have lesser zoom range.

macona
10-21-2011, 01:13 AM
neither VLC nor mediaplayer will play 1080 50/60p videos smoothly..

Those files stream at 28mbps.. That is a lot of data...

Where do you find a 50/60hz video file?


Another option is get a dslr. Something like the Canon T3i would be good. Then you have a real nice stills camera and a real nice video camera. And there are tons and tons of lenses to choose from. The canon has a shorter focal plane distance so you can use nikon lenses and still have infinity focus.

I took this video with my 60D which has the same sensor and used Canon's 17-40L and Nikon's 200mm F4 macro lens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCoLuj6H7yE

.RC.
10-21-2011, 06:33 AM
It is frames per second.... Dunno why in this day and age they bothered to make two standards, when the old PAL and NTSC standards were for analogue transmissions..

Your Old Dog
10-21-2011, 08:41 AM
"I think" but I am not sure but the state of cheaper video cameras is to the point now that even the least of them do a great job if they have enough light to work with. Kind of like DVD players. There isn't much point in spending 500 for a dvd player these days as the difference in quality between it and a $69.00 machine can only be seen on test equipment. Mostly you pay more for features you may never use. My damn cellphone takes tremendous videos :D

I'd look for form factor. Most important to me would be a viewing screen that swings out to different positions so I don't have to lay on the floor to see low angle shots.

macona
10-21-2011, 12:58 PM
It is frames per second.... Dunno why in this day and age they bothered to make two standards, when the old PAL and NTSC standards were for analogue transmissions..

No, I mean where do you find the files. Movies are still 24fps on bluray, US TV is 60 fields per second, HD progressive scan is 30 frames per second. I have never seen files up for 50 or 60frames per second 1080p.

macona
10-21-2011, 01:00 PM
Or you can buy an iPhone 4S. It does 1080p video and has what is supposed to be a pretty great camera in general.

http://gizmodo.com/5850493/watch-the-iphone-4s-shoot-video-pretty-much-as-good-as-a-3000-dslr