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Discussion in 'RC Chat, Tutorials, Ideas, Requests, Etc' started by Crawler Ted, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Crawler Ted

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    OK ,guy's ,I was thinking it's time I took the step towards makin some video .

    I'd like to be able to video some builds as well as some of the general stupidity that goes on around here ,,:D

    Anyway ,I'm so Noob in this area ,I have a decent camera that I really dont use to it's potential .

    So what i'm getting at here is there a camcorder that I can get that isnt too complicated ,And get video up without pulling out all my hair ?:cool:
     
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    OK.. now I dont know whether to take you seriously or not - cause true fans of Teds Garage know you are a cue ball and the Afro is long since gone ;)

    I can tell ya what my friend.. there are lots of good cams out there now for $200-$450 that are pretty decent. Its not so much the camera that is the hard part these days. Pretty much point and shoot. Its getting a good video editor thats easy to use.

    For you my friend I would suggest paying for a program called "Cyber Link Power Director 9 " - Its only 100$ and its what I used to use for the first year of production. Its fun, and easy to use :)
     
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    thats what i use to do my vids and it's easy to use, got loads of good transition effects...you can add sountracks, trim them etc. love the slow motion bit on it :)
     
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    Haha ,,Serious this time Buddy ,,was wondering if anyone would catch the hair thing .
    I knew you would ,cause you,ve seen my melon through the view finder too many times ,hahaha.

    Anyway ,,Any cams you would reccomend in particular ?
     
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    Don't ask me. I dont know anything about cameras! All i know is if you want a AWESOME video editor buy photoshop i dont know if you can edit vids on it or not though.
     
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    Canon Vixia HD camcorders = best bang for your buck for a quality device.
     
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    Bahaha that made me laugh.

    No you cant edit video in photoshop. The Adobe program for video editing is called Premier Pro. The equivalent to it in MAC would be Final Cut Pro.. But thats a VERY expensive.
     
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    I'm not a camera expert but I love my gadgets I'm looking at a go pro hero hd
     
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    Aaaactually the equivalent to Premier Pro for Mac is Premier Pro. ;) haha. But, Final Cut Pro pwninates Premier Pro IMHO. I use Premier Pro + After Effects now since I don't have my MBP any more, but when I had my MBP I had Final Cut Pro and it was wicked.
     
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    Haha I didn't think of it like that.

    There's lots if cameras out there. For onboard stuff I use a gopro hd hero. Standard camera work I use a few different types of canons, from small point and shoot hd's to large pro-sumer or even the 60d. But those cost a LOT of money. These days small hard drive based hd video cameras do a great job and are very cost effective!
     
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    Not sure what the enhancements are in 9, but I got a version of 8 free with the video capture card I got for my FPV, total cost only $45.
     
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    Well, I'm sure you have hair in other places...

    ...and I'm referring to facial hair, you sickos! :p
     
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    I have heard that those little gopros are tough little machines. I have heard a guy say his got ran over by a FULL SIZE car and it still was good only the casing was cracked!
     
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    I have on, there ok. The low light quality SUX.. It does include software but its more intended for importing, not editing. Gopro is MUCH higher quality in video and build, but it is very wide angle. Check out the one Medic uses, its less wide angle and really good so he might give you an insight into that.
     
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    I swear by the go pro hd! for the most part iit is all i use! sometimes i use my olympus stylus tough. As for editing, like medic said, it's the editing that is the hard part. its just a matter of getting past the learing curve to whatever program you are using. I went thru many programs before i settled on sony vegas pro. here is a link to a page with the top 10 editing software reviews, including specs for each one. just pic the one that fits your needs and they all have a 30 day free trial. Video Editing Software Review 2011 | Video Editor Software | Video Editing - TopTenREVIEWS
     

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