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post Oct 15 2015, 08:03 PM
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I posted a while back about only having a stills camera for my videos. Obviously it has video capability but there is no rotating screen so for a long time I used a mirror at the back. This was a bit of a ball ache. The other night I had a brain wave, such a simple idea but so effective. I got a piece of thin aluminium, drilled a hole in one end and put my very cheap and cheerful webcam at the end behind the camera. Now when I want to record, I can open up a webcam video in movie maker on my PC monitor and see what the rear facing screen is displaying. wink.gif



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post Oct 15 2015, 10:52 PM
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That works smile.gif Not having a flip out screen or "confidence monitor" can be a pain. I've got a camcorder that I use and it has a flip out screen but it's very small. I use quicktime to do a live preview of the video over firewire. The good thing bout your setup is you can get a preview and still use your high quality cam!! Good solve smile.gif




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I posted a while back about only having a stills camera for my videos. Obviously it has video capability but there is no rotating screen so for a long time I used a mirror at the back. This was a bit of a ball ache. The other night I had a brain wave, such a simple idea but so effective. I got a piece of thin aluminium, drilled a hole in one end and put my very cheap and cheerful webcam at the end behind the camera. Now when I want to record, I can open up a webcam video in movie maker on my PC monitor and see what the rear facing screen is displaying. wink.gif



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post Oct 16 2015, 12:53 PM
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Very cunning Phil!! I like that!
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post Oct 16 2015, 08:09 PM
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Thanks guys, I'm very pleased with it.
Here is a promo shot biggrin.gif , obviously the "Blackstar" would have to be changed to "Trick Stick" laugh.gif



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post Oct 17 2015, 09:41 PM
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Haha wow! Innovation! ohmy.gif great job!


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