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post Oct 17 2008, 09:45 PM
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Hey, i need a camera to film my guitar playing with. I would like it to be good resolution and frame rate, and i don't really need a big zoom or anything. I do have a digital camera but it only films 30 secs of film at once and only does 15fps. I would get a camcorder but as a 14 year old who has just lost his paper job, i cant really afford it unless anyone knows a good camcorder around the £100 mark.

I am planning to get a webcam as they seem to be cheaper and would suit me for playing guitar as i don't need to leave the computer to do that. Currently i am thinking of getting the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000. Does anyone know if this webcam is good. Also any webcam or camcorder or any other filming device recommendations are very welcome. Just try to keep them under £100. smile.gif
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post Oct 17 2008, 09:47 PM
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Try logitech quickcam 9000 very good camera


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post Oct 17 2008, 09:49 PM
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The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 you mention seems to be a classic among GMC:ers, all that have it are quite happy from what I've read. As a matter of fact I plan on getting me one in the near future smile.gif


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post Oct 17 2008, 09:55 PM
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That logitech 9000 is a very good web cam..But what I would suggest you would be to get a MiniDV camcorder any one you want (it can be used to)..You will need a firewire interface to transfer videos from tapes to PC..You will get a great picture and frame rate (MiniDV is a great standard in video production).

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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Oct 17 2008, 09:55 PM) *
That logitech 9000 is a very good web cam..But what I would suggest you would be to get a MiniDV camcorder any one you want (it can be used to)..You will need a firewire interface to transfer videos from tapes to PC..You will get a great picture and frame rate (MiniDV is a great standard in video production).


I would like to get minidv but i cant find any for under £100 and i dont have a lot of money at the moment. Do you know any cheap good ones?
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post Oct 17 2008, 10:10 PM
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Try to find miniDV camera with firewire interface mate, I think you can find some cheap models for 100 quid. If not, go for logitech 9000. In both cases, you will need a good lightning.


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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Oct 17 2008, 10:10 PM) *
Try to find miniDV camera with firewire interface mate, I think you can find some cheap models for 100 quid. If not, go for logitech 9000. In both cases, you will need a good lightning.


I'll have a look but i haven't found anything so far. And i have lighting so that shouldn't be too much of a problem.

What do people think of the Samsung VP-D361?

The Samsung and the Logitech both seem to have good reviews, so im stuck. Is it worth payong £40 more for a camcorder instead of a webcam?
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QUOTE (Matt23 @ Oct 17 2008, 05:35 PM) *
I'll have a look but i haven't found anything so far. And i have lighting so that shouldn't be too much of a problem.

What do people think of the Samsung VP-D361?

The Samsung and the Logitech both seem to have good reviews, so im stuck. Is it worth payong £40 more for a camcorder instead of a webcam?


Yes - at this price point every penny counts - that's going to be better quality and more versatile than the webcam I would think.


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Are you sure, cos i thought that camcorders were expensiver because they had to have storage and stuff built into them that the webcams gets from the computer. You may be right but i assumed the cheapest of camcorders would be worse than an expensive webcam.
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Does anyone know if Flip Ultra/Mino's are any good? This seems to be my choice, the Logitech (for£60), the Samsung (for£100) or the Flip(£80). Just now i'm leaning towards the Samsung. Any ideas which one is best?

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Samsung is by far the best choice mate. Better optics for sure then a regular webcam, and better electronics as well. Be sure it has firewire out, so you can plug it in your PC, and stream the video from the cam. You should also get a firewire cable if you don't have one, they usually don't come with the cam, specially low end ones.


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