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Re: Camera Ideas
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2012, 03:20:59 PM »
I just picked up the Canon Vixia HF R20 for $289, plus $30 for additional 16GB Memory Card...best part was they forgot to add the sales tax to my card, invoice said about $30 less so I basically got the Memory card for free...got to love that.  I already ordered a car battery charger plus 2 extra batteries on ebay for $25. I will let you know how well it does, I searched for awhile, wasn't looking for something for on the trail though...I found the Sony image stabilizer to be better than the Canon when I was testing them. The canon is highly rated and  it comes with a 1 year warranty vs 90 days for all the others.

Lot's of extra options with the threaded lens cap too, you can get..wide, telephoto, micro lens...comes with ext mic input. I will let you know when I get my first hd video uploaded so you guys can check it out.
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Re: Camera Ideas
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2012, 03:36:02 PM »
I recorded a video on my iphone 4 and uploaded it to youtube, but the whole video was sideways (90 degrees off).  I tried to rotate it in Youtube's "edit video," but it didn't work for some reason.

I then tried to rotate it in Vegas and upload it to youtube - this time it was facing the right direction but it was a small box inside a big black box!

Anyone have a quick link to how you are supposed to go from iphone video camera to youtube?

Always hold the iPhone (and any video camera, actually) in landscape mode when recording.
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Re: Camera Ideas
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2012, 09:31:26 AM »
Always hold the iPhone (and any video camera, actually) in landscape mode when recording.

I tried holding both ways.. landscape mode worked for Quicktime player and Media Player Classic, but was still in portrait mode in Vegas and Youtube.

I finally got it working by rotating it in Vegas and then following this tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvkhi-7T82U  (I didn't do the sharpen and saturation changes.. those made it look worse).  Now I finally have a hidef video on my blog!


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Re: Camera Ideas
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2012, 07:20:43 PM »
I have used my Iphone 4s for my 2 videos. Learned the lesson about holding in landscape!

It works AWESOME! I upload straight to Youtube from the phone.  I am currently testing some editing apps for iphone.  I would guess that Ipod touch would do well too...
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Re: Camera Ideas
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2012, 01:21:18 PM »
I have used my Iphone 4s for my 2 videos. Learned the lesson about holding in landscape!

It works AWESOME! I upload straight to Youtube from the phone.  I am currently testing some editing apps for iphone.  I would guess that Ipod touch would do well too...

Interesting.  I was wondering how you did this and I just found that the phone has a "Send to Youtube" functionality in the video recorder... which I guess is what you used.  I'll try that next time rather than copying the video to my laptop.

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Re: Camera Ideas
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2012, 02:46:53 PM »
Nobody here is using the GoPro or Contour cams?

I'm considering either for gun footage.

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Re: Camera Ideas
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2012, 03:07:57 PM »
Nobody here is using the GoPro or Contour cams?

I'm considering either for gun footage.

A close friend of mine (who is a videographer by trade) just bought a couple of these and swears by them.
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Re: Camera Ideas
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2012, 02:38:22 PM »
I use a kodak playsport which is water proof, to 9', and has built in stabilization  works great.  I also use my iphone 4s which is great as long as optical zoom isnt needed.  Whatever you get, look for something with a mic in jack.  This gives you audio options later playsport doesn't have it, iphone does with an adapter cable.

this video was shot with the playsport and the iphone  hand held shots are iphone and the closeups of the gel are with the kodak playsport.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZHCyif8PJg
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Re: Camera Ideas
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2012, 04:47:16 PM »
I bought a Kodak Play Touch because it has an "audio in" jack which allows you to connect a microphone for better sound. Walmart has them online for $99.00. Great small camera to carry around and I don't worry about damaging it in less than ideal conditions.

I also have a Canon T3i Digital SLR which I use when I want better quality stills and video. Great if you are covering an event that requires both high quality stills and video. About $800 with a starter kit lens. This camera also has an "audio in" connection to use an external wired or wireless mic.


 

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Re: Camera Ideas
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2012, 04:47:30 PM »
If you're using the iphone 4 or 4s look up www.olloclip.com for clip on lenses. I dont have one but I know a couple guys that swear by it.

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Re: Camera Ideas
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2012, 10:40:00 AM »
I borrowed a Nikon d300s that shoots video in 720p from a family member and have tinkered around with it a little bit.  I threw this video together for a sponsor last night and am going to be pleased with the video I get out of a DSLR by the time i figure it all out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DhcJUG6WkM

 the NIkon d300S is on the low end of video capability and I am looking forward to the release of its replacement the d400.  If you already have a SLR camera and the assorted lenses, you have a powerful tool when you add those lenses to video capabilities.  I have been collecting lenses since I was a teenager, and some of the lenses are able to give me a very unique video perspective.  This may or may not be important....



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