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Buying a Camcorder [help]

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    I need a Camcorder for one reason,
    And its for making videos like that.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To9N-3tkaf4&feature=related

    I've seen it in a clubs before... But I can't put my finger on what camcorder they might be using? (I know they were also using some sort of light? I don't think it was built-in light, I think it was sorta like an add-on that was attached to the camcorder)

    .. Can anyone help me?

    Something that will produce that kind of quality, etc?


    Here is the BestBuy website
    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/dept.asp?logon=&langid=EN&catid=20042

    (on the right you can shop by prices)
    Or if anyone knows a store that might be helpful, please help me out.

    Thanks a lot guys!:chairshot
     
  2. yowies

    yowies Regular Member

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    Other than saying its digital its virtually impossible to guess what brand it was originally shot on.
    Get any decent 3 chip mini dv camera second hand with a hot shoe attachment for a light..hell..even a decent 1 chip mini dv cam second hand would do..you just onvert in mpeg 4 at the highest resolution you can and keep the file size under 100mb for you tube.
    Or if you have the bucks...get a high def video camera..there are prosumer ones around for under 1k..
     
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  4. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    yowies, you seem to know a lot about it.

    I.. unfortunatly don't lol.

    Can you please go into detail on what 1chip is?

    [or even better, can you please recomnd me a camcorder from the site that I provided? Also... what do you call the light that is attached to the cam? like.. the official name]
     
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    Spotted at one of the videos..

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    tymillz Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use an RCA Small Wonder. Never had a problem with it.
     
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    Can you please go into detail on what 1chip is?

    3 primary colours...red/blue/green..in the higher end camera you would have 1 charge coupled device..ie..ccd per colour...the cheaper cameras have one chip and "float" the 3 colours over it..so the detail will not be as great.
    But..for the cheaper end of the high definition(HD) cameras they are using new technology called cmos for the 1 chip and get pretty good colour ranges.
    Stay away from most of the everio..HD cameras..!!
    That my personal choice so I cannot be bothered sword fighting with anyone on that..

    or even better, can you please recomnd me a camcorder from the site that I provided?

    In my brief look I could not see any models with a hot shoe/fitting for a light on top.!!
    Under HD

    Sony High Definition Flash Camcorder (HDRCX100) - Black


    If you want HD(high definition)..which is the way to go..find models like the above one that record to a Memory Stick ...like the above model..some of the High Definition that record just to hard drive are being returned due to bumping the cameras which can stuff the hard drive..whilst the Memory Stick are failry immune to bumping..
    If you want high def and have a decent computer/editing like Vegas pro 8.
    If you want mini dv standard then a decent computer and adobe pro would be fine.
    If you are on a budget then I suggest you go to ebay..find a powerseller with mini digital video cameras and find a model with a light on top of it..
    That should cost you less than $250.00

    Also... what do you call the light that is attached to the cam? like.. the official name

    err..the camera light..a camera light:)
    And I cannot see any cheapo cameras in HD with them...perhaps the second hand mini dv might have one..