September 4, 2006 at 7:49 pm #222161
I’m looking into getting a camera which can shoot at HD resolution. My current webcam gives great quality, but it can only shoot as high as 640×480. I don’t want to spend more than $150 on a camera, though, and I don’t really know what kinds of digital cameras are best and easiest to use for stop-motion. (Streaming USB preferably, long life, all manual settings, etc.) Does anyone who has done something like this have any recommendations? Thanks,
-SmeagolSeptember 4, 2006 at 8:03 pm #222167
KyleParticipantSeptember 4, 2006 at 8:07 pm #222170
SharkbaitParticipantSeptember 4, 2006 at 8:12 pm #222173
Gray ScaleParticipantSeptember 4, 2006 at 8:29 pm #222188
Yeah, I’m still very open to staying in SD, I’m just considering HD. One of the main reasons is because I’d like to shoot in wider aspect ratios, and when you’re going as wide as 2.76:1 it gets to be a pretty small picture. I wouldn’t feel comfortable going any wider than 16:9 with a 640 width for a longish, serious film. I probably wouldn’t publish the film online any higher res than 720 by whatever, though.
-SmeagolSeptember 4, 2006 at 8:41 pm #222196
Well, I seriously doubt you could find an HD camera for $150. It would be hard to find a good SD digital camera for that cheap. At least, in my experience, which is limited. If you have $2000 you could get a Sony VX2100 like I have! :wink I’ll admit, though, I didn’t get that for brickfilming. Although it does come in handy! I may be wrong, but a webcam is pretty much the only kind of video camera that you can get for around the $150 range, especially one with manual settings.September 4, 2006 at 8:44 pm #222198September 4, 2006 at 8:45 pm #222200
“Kyle” wrote: HD Brickfilming footage is completely useless and buying a new camera would be a waste of money.
I don’t see how it’s useless to make an HD brickfilm. There is nothing wrong with having a higher resolution image, and I personally would like that. I’ve made a couple of clips that are 720p, I know that cometgreen has too, and it’s gorgeous to look at. If people can do it, and people want to do it, far from discouraging them, I’d encourage them to go ahead.September 4, 2006 at 8:47 pm #222201
I would download a 480p/720p HD brickfilm. Most people these days have broadband so size isn’t an issue. You can’t find an HD video camera for 150 but you can find a digital camera for that much then export that as HD. Stop motion isn’t live action so there is no need for a true HD camera.
I would think the Canon A520 would be a decent camera, but this is just based on that SMP has live preview for it so my opinion isn’t educated.September 4, 2006 at 8:50 pm #222206
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