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April 30, 2003 at 9:18 pm #1911
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I’m thinking of asking for a new camera for my birthday. Do you people think this one is good for brickfilming?
http://www.circuitcity.com/detail.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0794751300.1051841767@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdkadcieklkijmcfngcfkmdffhdffh.0&catoid=-8025&qp=0&bookmark=bookmark_20&oid=60420

P.S- My birthday is July 23. Giving me time to think.

April 30, 2003 at 9:49 pm #1925
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No for brickfilming you need a webcam, is the popular opinion. :wink

April 30, 2003 at 10:03 pm #1928
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No way dude….I would not reccomend that for brickfilming it would be a hassel to film with all that uploading and junk not to mention it costs more.I highly reccomend the logitech quickcam pro 4000, and that only costs 100.00 or sometimes for how much i bought it for 60.00
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April 30, 2003 at 10:15 pm #1929
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“IndyA” wrote: No way dude….I would not reccomend that for brickfilming it would be a hassel to film with all that uploading and junk not to mention it costs more.I highly reccomend the logitech quickcam pro 4000, and that only costs 100.00 or sometimes for how much i bought it for 60.00
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IndyA

Supposing I was patient… would it be good?

I don’t like being chained to the computer while making brickfilms

April 30, 2003 at 10:18 pm #1931
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If you’re gonna shell out that kinda jack, get a quickcam pro 4000 and spend $300 on software.

April 30, 2003 at 10:21 pm #1932
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IndyA

well i am quite patience my self and i would not beable to go through with that…all brickfilmers have to have patince if they did not how would they film? they would sux at it!!! i guess so…..but i think thats to much $$$ to ask for thats awafully greedy :P
IndyA

April 30, 2003 at 10:23 pm #1935
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Yea i aggree with Rev…..he is quite right

April 30, 2003 at 10:29 pm #1938
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Yeah, speaking from experience, uploading all those pics is not a fun task. But if you’re really stuck on it, check ebay first. you can usually find one cheaper there. That goes for the quick cam, too. and any thing else as a matter of fact.

April 30, 2003 at 10:30 pm #1939
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“IndyA” wrote: but i think thats to much $$$ to ask for thats awafully greedy :P
IndyA

True….But then again that’s usually the amount (talking cash here) that I get for my birthday. Not in cash, but in presents. Plus, my mom is on my side. :)

“IndyA” wrote: well i am quite patience my self and i would not beable to go through with that

That’s how I film. However the camera is my dad’s so I don’t get to use it much. :(

“RevMan” wrote: If you’re gonna shell out that kinda jack, get a quickcam pro 4000 and spend $300 on software.

However, I might take RevMan’s advice. Get a less expensive camera, and spend the rest on software.

April 30, 2003 at 10:40 pm #1941
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You could pick up Stop Motion Pro 4 and AlamDV and still have money left over. Or, if you could squeeze a little more cash out of your folks (make a good showing on Mother’s day), you could get an educational copy of Adobe Premiere.

April 30, 2003 at 10:41 pm #1942
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Bump500

I’ll probably also visit several electronic stores to test the all the cameras before making a final decision. How many megapixels are web cams?

May 1, 2003 at 12:16 am #1945
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Yolegoman

They can’t be over 640 x 480, cause of the technoglogy they use, but when I film with the Logitech 4000, I can watch it on full screen on our 21 inch high defintion Tv… and it looks great. You really don’t need higher then that resolution if you have a good webcam, Digicams just have that high resolution because you print out the pics. 8)

May 1, 2003 at 12:47 am #1946
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IndyA

Its greedy because you are asking your parents to pay that much for the gift. 400 is toooooo much!

May 1, 2003 at 12:56 am #1948
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“IndyA” wrote: Its greedy because you are asking your parents to pay that much for the gift. 400 is toooooo much!

Actually it will be $350 and under because of the rebates. I get what you mean though.

May 1, 2003 at 2:05 am #1955
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I’m by no means an expert on this(only been at it for a few months) and I will have to guess that what you are considering is a digital camera(the link is not working). We have been working with these and to tell the truth, the uploading of pictures is not that bad. I think like a 96mb CF card holds close to 100 pics(on a 2 or 3 megapixel camera). If you decide to film away from your computer, the cards are not that expensive to have more than one. One drawback is that depending how you have your filming rig set up, it may be hard to position the camera. A tripod works great but for closer shots we just stick alot of sticky tac on the base and it stays put. Most of these cameras have more auto focus and auto whatsits than any webcams. You aren’t tethered to your computer though. I am looking at buying a new camera and would like to get a digital one so I can use it for other things than brickfilming. However, I doubt my financial situation will allow for that. If you would use it for other stuff, I would suggest to at least look at some of the cheaper digital cameras. Just my .02

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