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Robb, What Kind Of Video Camera Do You Use?

Postby mejaybe » Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:11 pm

Hey Robb!

I'm in the market for a video camera and was curious to know what kind you use to record all of your videos? Do you still like it? If not, anything you can recommend for a reasonable price? Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby joshg678 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:07 pm

I also would like to know what Type and Brand of video camera you two use and what kind of Digital Camera you use.

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Postby SharkTums » Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:59 pm

I'll let Robb handle this...but I know there will be a few things he'll ask you so he can give you a better answer, so let me get those out of the way:

- Is it for shooting a day at the park, or mostly onride video?
- How much would you like to spend?
- Do you have any other camera parts or accesories?
- Will you be editing the video? Making DVD's?
- What kind of Computer do you have?


Answer those questions and he'll be able to help you better!

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Postby joshg678 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:24 pm

Actually, thats what i want to know what you guys use. I allready have a digital camera, and camcorder.

I would like to know what type of camera is best for onride, and offride.

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Postby BarryH » Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:17 pm

I don't know about Robb, but I use a Sony DCRHC30. It's nice and compact. It's pretty easy to hold on rides.

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Postby jarmor » Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:50 pm

I use...
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Great video quality easy transfer (I have a microdrive slot on my pc) Lightweight, can carry it in my pocket if I wanted to.

Microdrive/CompactFlash and Secure Digital card slots for extra storage and transfer (4.0GB Microdrive card included)

the only thing that I would see would be a downfall is its like 1200.00 dollars. but hey, price is nothing when its something you want right!!

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Postby robbalvey » Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:55 pm

We normally go for the best of the 'low end' cameras. Mainly because the abuse we put them through every year kills a camera or two, and it's hard to spend that much money on equipment EACH year!

At the moment I am using a Sony TRV-18 as a home DV deck, a TRV-19 for shooting off ride, and a HC-30 for onrides.

I am, however, looking at the new Sony DV cameras, especially that 16x9 one. We'll see....

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Postby joshg678 » Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:22 pm

I got my Panasonic PV-GS14 at best by, with an extended 4 year warranty. If anything breaks in it, they will fix it, and if they fix it 3 times they will replace the whole camera, and if that model is not sold any more, they will give me a brand new one thats a new model.

So i say that's the best way.


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Postby benzo41190 » Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:30 pm

I use a DCR-TRV280. Ir is pretty small, light weight. Some good features are the photo option, steady shot, night shot, and USB and Fire Wire streaming option (easy for editing). It was around $300.00 and came with pretty much all the tools you need but the Fire Wire card. One other thing is although it is digital, you need a Cassete tape (a normal one works fine). When you use a 160 min. tape you only get 80 min. out of it because it is digital and the tape are recordable.
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Postby thunder001 » Mon May 02, 2005 2:15 am

I am also using a Sony ( HC - 20), but would like to know what software you use for the editing process and burning onto DVD. Have tried pinnacle for the editing, but have trouble when burning.
I found out that if I use pinnacle for the editing along and then use Nero 6 Reloaded to burn to DVD the process works, but it lacks quality with the footage. Any thoughts on how I can inprove the quailty??

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