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« on: April 29, 2012, 06:18:00 PM »

I'm sure this has been covered before, but, any suggestions for video camera for recording removals?

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 06:19:47 PM »

Anything affordable.  Anything available.  What ever you have on hand from a phone to a camera.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 08:04:29 PM »

I have a point and shoot camera that also takes video.  It does ok with the video but I still don't like it.  It will only record around 4-5 min of video and then automatically shut down.  Lost the main action part of a swarm removal on friday b/c of that. thunder For that reason I am actually looking for another on as well.

 I would recommend getting an actual video camera.  I looked at one my B-I-L has, it's a Canon FS300.  Zoom's surprisingly well and the video quality is really good.  It also has the ability to take a snap shot during filming.  I am considering this one.

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 05:30:43 AM »

I have also taken a short video on my camera - short being the action word here.

Also, the ability to interface with MAC computer and edit the sequence are requirements.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 08:12:59 AM »

Been using my iphone & Cannon FS300. Thinking about one of those action type cameras like a Contour.


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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 08:31:38 AM »

Just a heads up on the Contour, I don't know if they have changed the setup recently, but with the model I bought you cannot change settings without the use of a computer Sad I bought the Contour over a gopro ages ago because the contour looked better and more easy to hold/handle.
I plan on getting a gopro hero2 sometime soon. The original hero used 'code' on the disply to change settings but the new version has a simple engrish menu.
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 08:46:42 AM »

I thought I would do a quick bit of research on the latest contour. Seems the latest model is just as disapointing the earlier ones.

Here's some good reviews if anyone is interested:

http://www.technobuffalo.com/cameras/photography/gopro-hd-hero2-vs-contour-video-review/

Some good comparison shots in this one:

http://pointofviewcameras.com/blog/pov/article/gopro-hero2-vs-contour-plus
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 09:19:00 AM »

I wanted a camera that I wasn't afraid to get propolis or honey or Huh on.  I wanted it mostly for taking pictures of bees.  I also didn't want to spend too much money on it. Wink  I ended up with the Canon A1200, a sub-$80 camera from Amazon.  It had a few features I liked.  It's definitely not a top of the line camera, but does a pretty good job.  It will record 720HD video.

The videos are definitely not pro videos and there's definitely cameras out there that will outperform it, but for $80 it's not too shabby.  If it crash-n-burns it's not too big of a loss.  Here are a few videos that I've taken with it...mostly just bee videos and hiving some swarms...I haven't done a cut out, yet:  Intheswampbees Videos

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 07:22:14 PM »

For the bees, work, and mud riding, I have used the same old cam, Sony cyber shot.   Uses AA batteries.   I don't have to worry if it gets dirty because it is about as old as my son.   He now has a GoPro he can play with.  It is a little hard for the boy to hold level or still.  Thank goodness for steady cam software when editing.   But don't sweat the camera stuff.   Something, anything will do. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 07:49:03 PM »

i have had a couple of JVCs that i have liked.  they did a good job, but were not so expensive that i would cry if i trashed them.  steady shot is a must for me!
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2012, 10:00:56 AM »

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. I'll be doing some more research on those.

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