Buying a small inexpensive HD camera
Posted 26 December 2008 - 07:34 PM
The other issue is I need to buy a palm sized camera with as good an hd image as possible. In 2006 at a trade show I saw a Canon that cost about $1,000 and seemed to have a very good image. I need a camera that is much lighter than the V1U (3-1/2 lbs.), 3 chip, that will interface well.
Does anyone have any suggestions.
Feather & Fin Productions
Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:19 PM
I've experimented with plugging the HDMI output of mine directly up to my 55" HD set (which avoids the HDV compression) and the picture looks darn good for a camera I bought on clearance at Ultimate Electronics for $500 cash. There are starting to be off-the-shelf ways of capturing its HDMI directly to computer, I haven't looked too deeply into those options but they do exist.
Look around http://www.hv20.com/ for some background on the Canon HV's. There's a lot of amateur noise on that forum but you'll get a good idea of what workflows, options, etc. are available.
Posted 03 January 2009 - 06:29 PM