David Martin Hershey on fri 3 dec 10
The flip is good, but the sound quality is marginal.
My tech guru really likes the comparable Kodak Zi8,
because it has a mini microphone jack
so you can use an external mic.
Might be important if you want to record the sound
at the same time you are shooting the vid?
Records HD video (1080p at 30 fps with 16:9 aspect ratio)
About USD $130 at Amazon.
Aint technology great?
David Martin Hershey
DMH Studio + Design
2629 Manhattan Ave #137
Hermosa Beach CA USA
William & Susan Schran User on fri 3 dec 10
On 12/3/10 1:55 AM, "Philip Poburka" wrote:
> I sent off for an el cheapo Video/Audio Camera-thing supposedly suited fo=
> 'SKYPE', and it totally sucks and can not handle movement of the subject
> What would be a good choice for me?
I'm also thinking about an inexpensive digital video camera to produce shor=
videos for my students.
Do some online searches for "best inexpensive video cameras".
Here's one result: http://reviews.cnet.com/best-budget-camcorders/
William "Bill" Schran
Marian Parkes on fri 3 dec 10
I have a Flip video camera and it's great for quick videos and, I think,
would be good for demos to be posted on the web, etc. It's super simple =
use, can be set up with a tripod, and the interface with the computer
couldn't be simpler. A friend uses the camera in her iPod Nano to record=
demos and those look great as well. Both have good sound quality and can=
handle motion. The new iTouch has HD video capability but I've not used =
though I'd like to try it out sometime. The iPods have additional
capabilities that make them multi-taskers and that's always nice if that
appeals to you.
Hope that helps some.
C Sullivan on fri 3 dec 10
My son uses a Flip camera for videos. It's you-tube compliant and produces
a good quality video.
Fast, easy, good/great quality, interfaces easily with other internet aps -=
tho i haven't personally used it, just by watching his results, i would
recommend this product. ( It's not too spendy either.)
On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 5:01 AM, Marian Parkes wrote:
> I have a Flip video camera and it's great for quick videos and, I think,
> would be good for demos to be posted on the web, etc. It's super simple =
> use, can be set up with a tripod, and the interface with the computer
> couldn't be simpler. A friend uses the camera in her iPod Nano to record
> demos and those look great as well. Both have good sound quality and can
> handle motion. The new iTouch has HD video capability but I've not used =
> though I'd like to try it out sometime. The iPods have additional
> capabilities that make them multi-taskers and that's always nice if that
> appeals to you.
> Hope that helps some.
Anthony Ferguson on sat 4 dec 10
I will add I have a Kodak play sport (basically a waterproof version
of the Zi8). It is waterproof and the quality is Zi8, possibly a tad
better. The Zi8 you get an external mic port if that is a concern.
I would go with the waterproof Kodak Playsport. It rocks. We've
used it at water parks, swimming, etc. Very good quality for the
price point. In a clay studio, no brainer. You get clay on it, no
And it is better than the flip. I worked at Best Buy up until last
July, so I tested everything and read reviews.
If you have extra money and you want to start approaching production
quality, go with:
VIXIA HF S200
or VIXIA HF S20
Impressive quality for the price point.
For production quality (I have an XH A1) any of these:
If you want an SLR and Video camera (be prepared to shoot like an old
time film maker as your zoom and focus for video is pretty much manual
but there is an auto focus); then go with
5D Mark II (I have one of these)
Tony Ferguson, MA Visual Arts
Workshops, Training & Online Education
ivor and olive lewis on sun 5 dec 10
I wonder how many of our congregation realise that Windows can be useful
here, as can the output from many digital still cameras which may not even
incorporate a limited video unit. The output , both still and video, can be
assembled into interesting documentary film clips with Windows Movie Maker.