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February 23, 2006 at 2:13 am #166581
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Sean9

Should i use a digital camera or a webcam for lego movies?

February 23, 2006 at 3:07 am #166594
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An Old Ore

What camera do you have? If you are going to buy one, what can you afford? Short answer: Digital will give better quality, webcam is easier to use. But a lot depends on which model you get.

Hmm, I wonder if this has been asked before? Let’s go to the top of this page and see what happen if I enter “camera” in the search… Wow! look at those results! Maybe this has been discussed before? It has! Here, and here and here and here. Are we seeing a pattern here? And looky, here’s another one.

I know I sound terribly sarcastic or rude, but I’m just pointing out that some information is easily available without starting a new thread. I didn’t even bother pointing out the FAQ, and Resources, also available at the top of this page.

February 23, 2006 at 12:44 pm #166631
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Sean9

Sorry

February 23, 2006 at 1:04 pm #166633
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An Old Ore

Sean, I apologise. You asked a perfectly legitamate question and I snapped at you.

Hopefully you were able to get some beneficial information out of the links I provided, even if I did not phrase my response very well.

The short answer I provided gives you some very basic info regarding your question. As a general rule, a Digital camera will give you a better quality image. The drawback being that you need to touch the camera to get the data out (via the memory card or transfer to your computer) or to change the batteries if you are not using external power.

On the other hand, a webcam will be easier to use as it just plugs into the usb port and *most* of the stop-motion software recommended on this site will work with most webcams. But you need to be careful when selecting your model. It needs to have manual focus (very important, but not always mentioned on the pack) and have the highest resolution you can afford.

Stay away from cameras that say “interpolated” as they are not as good. Someone else will be able to better explain why as I am not sure of the technicalities of it.

Any other questions, feel free to ask or PM me (just click on the little blue ‘PM’ button under somebody’s post to send them a message, a little like e-mail. Felt I should mention that, just in case. :wink ).

February 23, 2006 at 7:47 pm #166679
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thejokerxz

WebCam :computer: :twitch:

February 23, 2006 at 8:13 pm #166685
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BertL

What’s a webcame?

February 23, 2006 at 8:28 pm #166687
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Aled Owen

A Webcamera.

Use a QuickCam 4000 if you want to use a Webcamera. Or if you want to use a Digi Camera get one about 1.3 megapixel with a Focus Ring.

-Aled

February 23, 2006 at 8:30 pm #166689
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Legobros

we use a nikon coolpix the quality of the pictures it takes is very good :lol:
but it takes only about 190 photos :evil

February 23, 2006 at 8:35 pm #166690
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Legobros

i went to your website and watched that dino movie you made, its pretty cool and im using the same t-rex for my parody of jurassic park (its called jurassic brick) :lol:

February 23, 2006 at 8:39 pm #166693
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Sean9

awsome everyone thanx!

February 23, 2006 at 9:58 pm #166714
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NanoMan

“Legobros” wrote: we use a nikon coolpix the quality of the pictures it takes is very good :lol:
but it takes only about 190 photos :evil

Take the pics on your computer.

I would recommend a Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000. With the right lighting and settings you can get some pretty decent quality.

~nano

February 23, 2006 at 11:47 pm #166742
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nelsonstudios

“Aled Owen” wrote: A Webcamera.

-Aled

I think BertL was just pointing out thejokerxz’s spelling error. I’ve never seen it spelled “webcame“. :)

February 24, 2006 at 12:22 am #166750
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High Tower

“BertL” wrote: What’s a webcame?

It’s the southern way to say “webcam”.

Pronounce: Web-caim.

-htf

February 24, 2006 at 3:37 am #166820
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Legobros

:lol: lol :lol:

February 24, 2006 at 8:11 pm #166976
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nelsonstudios

:lol: I see.

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