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May 27, 2003 at 4:16 pm #3740
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DarkRAM

I already own a Olympus C-3020z. So I was wondering if it would suffice in making a film with minifigs?

Here is the LINK to the specs…

:)

May 27, 2003 at 4:41 pm #3742
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Bob Page

Yes it will suffice :)

May 27, 2003 at 4:52 pm #3743
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DarkRAM

Excellent!! I’m off to start work this week then. :)

May 27, 2003 at 10:22 pm #3765
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Brian of Gep

Uh, the link to the specifications doesn’t work.

If it has a remote control, it will work very well. On the other hand, if you have to press the trigger to take pictures… It will probably shake a lot, so make some test animations to see if it does.

(I know this from personal experience… I have an Olypmus D-460ZOOM, and you can see for yourself how it turned out here.)[/url]

May 27, 2003 at 11:01 pm #3771
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DarkRAM

Ugh! The link doesn’t work… :( Well, you have to dig for it under archived products.

I have no remote control for it. That would of been nice, and I checked under accessories but there are none there either. I do have a mini-tripod so hopefully that will help. I’ll just have to make do for now with what I have I guess. Good points though, guess thats why those web cams are so popular…

I’ll have to do some testing this evening to see how its going to work.

Currently the macro works at 8″ away, there is an extra lens for 4″ away but I’m sure its going to be pricey… I’ll have to see how things work out first.

How about this link

May 27, 2003 at 11:04 pm #3772
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Yolegoman

If you are going to pay for all that, you might just get the Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000… best webcam on the market for only 70 dollars, it’s great!

Course, I’ve never tried animating with a camcorder, so…

Yolegoman, whos teeth hurt terribly (Damn Braces) and is in to much pain to get a link

May 27, 2003 at 11:07 pm #3773
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Bob Page

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_secti … roduct=720

May 27, 2003 at 11:09 pm #3774
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DarkRAM

Yeah, I’m not going to spend money for the extra lens… Just to much and not worth it. $139 for lens + $29 & $39 for ring and adapter… Ouch! :-(

Its just a digital camera that I’ve had for a little over a year now.

May 27, 2003 at 11:22 pm #3776
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Yolegoman

Oh okay then, I DEFINTELY reccomend the Logitech, if you can afford it.

Go here (my teeth feel better now, did anyone say tylenol?)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ … 20-9026436

May 28, 2003 at 12:15 am #3785
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Kyle

cinda off topic but..:

i know how you feel Yolegoman, braces suck badly! i couldnt sip a milkshake threw a straw they hurt so much. but i get mine off in a week yay!!!!!

May 28, 2003 at 1:45 am #3793
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titantiger

Quickcam Pro 4000 is the bomb…. and yolegoman , braces do suck , my friend has them , i get mine , when we can afford them.

May 28, 2003 at 1:51 am #3796
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Yolegoman

Lol, its not that bad. When you had 2 rows of front teeth (Seriously!) and your Gfs lil brother continually asks you if you still have 2 rows (IN FRONT OF YOUR GF) you kinda thank the lord your parents could afford them! :D

Sorry to go off-topic.

May 28, 2003 at 2:45 am #3803
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DarkRAM

Lucky me I never needed braces… Plus being 36 I would hate to have them now… ;)

Back to my camera, tripod mounted its pretty steady… Now my next problem is neither Stop Motion Animator or iStopMotion on my Mac dont reconize my camera. :( Ugh…

So… Looks like I’m going to need to test out a copy of Adobe Premiere at work now. Which is no biggie, I have it but never installed it since I haven’t had the need for it yet. Windows Movie Maker only allows me to show an image every second. Not sure about iMovie an exporting it to a Quicktime movie yet…

May 28, 2003 at 3:51 am #3805
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OK. I tried out Stop Motion Pro and it would allow me to import the images which is a good thing for me. :)

The tripod held the camera pretty steady (I think). I saved a movie from SMP4 you can find it here. Its a quicky and dirty little movie, only about 1.3MB in size. Picture size has been reduced to 640×480 from 2048×1536. I used the Intel Indeo Video 4.5 Codec. Wasnt really sure which ones where better then others. Some, like the Matrox ones I have installed for AlamDV didnt work with SMP4.

So far so good… I still might go with a web cam though… Undecided as of yet.

My next steps are to build a stage, and setup lighting (since flash is a bad thing).

May 28, 2003 at 4:41 am #3807
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Brian of Gep

How did you manage to import from your camera using SMA?
(I didn’t think you could do that with a point-n-shoot!)

I hope when you do get around to making films that you keep your 2048*1536 versions of your videos. That would be niiiiiiice… :) Just get a faster server… Or send them on a CD to me and I’ll host them! :D

Okay, I’ve been looping your clip for a couple of minutes now…
The camera leans in (towards the set) as you animate. I don’t know how you’d solve this.

Oh well. Do you notice this? Or is it just me?

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