Cheap Camera with Short Lens?
Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:28 PM
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
Posted 23 July 2009 - 08:14 PM
Rather than diopters, which are for close focus mainly, the other way to go is a wide angle adapter. They're sort of like those thru the door peephole viewers on steroids. The quality's not great, but could be ideal for this job.
Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:04 AM
How much of the show will be shot on this camera? If it's not too much, I'd just go with a webcam. It would stand out as being what it is. Too much stuff at that quality level could get irritating, though.
Unfortunately, the answer is "all of it." Think "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" without the traditional narrative footage, only the "blog" footage. The main reason I'm hesitant to go with an actual webcam isn't the quality of the optics (though I always prefer to start with better quality and filter it to look cheap rather than being stuck with the lousy quality), it's that everyone involved in the project is Mac-based, and Apple still hasn't figured out that people might want to record video at more than 640x480 resolution...