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Good, inexpensive camcorder?

Discussion in 'Wackbag Tech Support' started by JonBenetRamsey, May 21, 2013.

  1. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    I'm in the market for a decent video camera for the creation of a news show on the youtubes. I need something not completely awful to trash the media in an attempt at youtube fame and glory.
    I've been browsing amazon and see a lot of options in the 150-200 range but I know dick all about cameras other than I can make a lot of money filming dick on dick porn.
     
  2. stellarcomics

    stellarcomics Registered User

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    Actually, most DSLRs are decent video cameras too. I have this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001PK8FHE/?tag=wackbagcom-20

    I think I bought mine for $300. It records MPEG4 video at HD res (1900x1080) as well as SUPER hi-res photos and the optical zoom is the best on a "sub-pro" camera I've ever seen.
     
  3. ih8Uboo-boo

    ih8Uboo-boo (R)acist

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    Check out the Kodak Zx3.

    [​IMG]


    It usually costs around $100 and is small enough to fit into your pocket, waterproof up to 10ft and, shoots in 1080p. It has a mini HDMI out, supports a 32GB SD

    As long as you don't need to zoom in too far this thing is fantastic. .

    EDIT

    The ZX3 is the model that I have, the ZX5 is the 2nd generation.
     
  4. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    Keep an eye on woot. They are currently having a woot-off and always have camcorders.
     
  5. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    i completely forgot that site exists. awesome tip!

    that kodak looks neat, but i do need to be able to put it on a tripod, i believe i forgot to mention that.
     
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    My brother has a Kodak Zx3 and they are awesome...they have great image stabilization. Be sure whatever you get has that or you will need a tripod for every shot. I am sure the latest gen of Zx is just as good. I had a FlipHD I used before my 720p Ipod touch...and the Zx3 blew that away. Check on battery life as well...

    check out http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm
    Un: sullivanhi
    pw: vivace

    courtesy of a google search on "Consumer Reports Library Login"
     
  7. Bobobie

    Bobobie Registered User

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    You need to think bigger. If you have more credit than cash, find a Video equipment rental place and rent low end Pro video camera.
     
  8. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    i'm thinking quite largely in terms of production value. i'd rather own something decent and then beg on kickstarter for dummies to give me money, like that femicunt. but that's later down the road.
     
  9. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    Do you intend to do green screen effects? If so, what are you going to use to edit? I've been curious as hell about doing something like this myself but have zero idea how to begin. I have a decent JVC HDD camcorder that I can use, but not sure how to do effects & shit.
     
  10. Bobobie

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    A decent Mac with Final Cut Pro seems to be the standard for video editing. JoeyDVDZ. There are a ton of How-To videos on stuff like Chroma Key (Green Screen) and other effects on youtube. There are also a few videos on how to open a safe.
     
  11. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    it's all going to be green screen. i won't be buying a mac for this but windows movie maker does green screen, though i'll probably "acquire" avid for this.
    now i need to find bikini clad girls to be my celebrity death dancers.
     
  12. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    i got this fucker right here http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006UMMP2I/?tag=wackbagcom-20

    except i got it off of ebay for half the price as a manufacturer's refurbished deal. good thing i asked my friend if he had any input and he mentioned to make sure it has an input for a mic. stupid me didn't even think of that.
     
  13. DiggerNick

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    The camera itself means little. You need to think about buying lenses.

    Everything ever is all about the lenses.
     

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