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any suggestion for a Video camera ?

Post by BeachBum » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:46 pm

I was looking at some you-tube fishing videos recently, and now I'm thinking of making some you-tube videos myself . I'll try to make some lures and record the process. I need suggestions of what video camera or devices is suitable, and where is a good place to get it without getting fleeced. Not looking for the top of the line Video cameras, just something that has clear images and not too ex. Thanks in advance.

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Re: any suggestion for a Video camera ?

Post by Peace » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:39 pm

Is the camera going to be used solely for lure making process or do you want it to capture the fishing activity itself as well? If you need the latter, then you can only go for action cameras, which aren't exactly best for making tutorial videos. If it's just for recording lure making process, any modern cameras ie. webcam, smartphone cameras can do a reasonably good job with aided lighting indoors. What's your budget range?

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Re: any suggestion for a Video camera ?

Post by BeachBum » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:57 pm

Mainly for lure making. Recently, seen some cyclists have a small square camera attached to the helmet. I supposed those are action cameras ? My budget is $500.

I've just asked a you-tube author what video camera he use and he said DSLR - Sony A77. This seems like a higher end camera in the $1400 range.

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Re: any suggestion for a Video camera ?

Post by sgpu » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:37 am

just to share.

actually having those gopro camera attached to helmet isn't exactly as what we imagined to be ideal.
because of the vibration effect from your physical actions, it affects the image stillness.
i tried attaching my gropro on my head before. does not exactly suit shore jigging because the action is vigorous.
but working on lures are generally fine.
indeed lighting is one factor to consider.
with $500 you can easily afford a gopro, with low light capability. try sourcing for 2nd hand?
gopro accessories are sold separately.

take care of lighting. any pocket camera with the help of tripod can do the trick. else, try using ipad in it's portrait position.
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Re: any suggestion for a Video camera ?

Post by BeachBum » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:05 pm

I've just realized that my camera has a video function that may be usable. Previously, the videos taken were quite poor quality and I thought its video capability is limited. But after tweaking some settings, it actually got a HD setting, so I'll see if I can do up something. Battery seems to drain fast though.

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Re: any suggestion for a Video camera ?

Post by Peace » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:15 pm

If I am not wrong, the camera you're currently using is FinePix XP50. That camera can definitely do what you need but it has its drawbacks. It can do 1080p30 which is pretty good for a start, so set video mode to the highest quality settings. Fuji cameras has always lacked in the video department, so I believe this camera has little to no control in your video mode. That is to say you can't have manual focus or focus lock or change your iso settings, everything is pretty much auto in video mode.

Taking video indoors or under low lightcan be a challenge to but there are ways ease the conditions.
- Try to video in a bright lited area, be it near natural light or use of artificial lighting. Keeping the area that is filmed bright will keep the camera from bumping up the ISO values which in turn will make your video very grainy. Also make sure most of the light source is coming from infront of the subject instead of from behind.
- Film against a clean background ie, one with little or no patterns so that the camera will have no chance of misfocusing on the background instead of your subject.
- Because shutter speed is rather low indoors, using a tripod can help a little with getting sharper frames. No one likes camera shakes too. If you're using a tripod, turn off the image stabilizer.

Try making a video and see how it turns out, post it here and share it with us. :)

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Yeah, I know shake is a problem with wearable cams. Even just walking with it can give shaky video. Because action cameras are physically small, it's difficult to implement image stabilization system in it. As far as I know, only Sony action camera has digital image stabilization. It does take away some shake and vibration but it's nowhere near the image stabilization performance in digital still cameras. Also, I want to see some of your shaking jigging in action please. :p

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Re: any suggestion for a Video camera ?

Post by xiaodhanan » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:42 pm

heyy bro. get the sj4000 . its a cheaps man gopro. and the quality is really good for an action camera that price. i have one myself. its full hd 1080p. and it can use go pro accesories

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Re: any suggestion for a Video camera ?

Post by sgpu » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:43 pm

@peace
Unfortunately, the few footages that i have were badly affected by my actions. I was always looking around for any surface commotion, low light as i hunt on most first light time of day.
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Re: any suggestion for a Video camera ?

Post by Peace » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:35 pm

I guess sometimes that cannot be helped, working your best to get the fish should be the priority. :nod: I've seen people attaching their action cameras on their chest, head and even shoulder. I still think head is the best since our neck absorbs some shakes from our walking, but chest and shoulder can give some pretty interesting angle of view too.

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