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    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.
    Location: The Black Forest in Germany

    How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

  • #2
    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.
    Richard - SW London, UK, EU.

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    • #3
      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/ima...ies/tongue.gif


      I want a hand held camcorder.
      Location: The Black Forest in Germany

      How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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      • #4
        You mean this?
        Any products mentioned in my posts have been endorsed by their manufacturer.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Black Forest
          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...
          Precision takes time.

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          • #6
            You are all banned!
            Location: The Black Forest in Germany

            How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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            • #7
              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
              Precision takes time.

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              • #8
                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.
                Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Black Forest
                  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!

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                  • #10
                    I think you need a Red Epic.

                    Then hang it off an optocopter:

                    http://vimeo.com/30255067

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                    • #11
                      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
                      Errol Groff

                      New England Model Engineering Society
                      http://neme-s.org/

                      YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GroffErrol?feature=mhee

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                      • #12
                        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...
                        Precision takes time.

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                        • #13
                          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.

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                          • #14
                            neither VLC nor mediaplayer will play 1080 50/60p videos smoothly..

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

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                            • #15
                              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!!!
                              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!!!

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