[Dclug] need to borrow (or rent) an hdv camcorder
Eric Dantan Rzewnicki
eric at zhevny.com
Fri Jul 27 16:49:41 EDT 2007
On Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 03:19:36PM -0400, ethan at 757.org wrote:
> > regular DV video would work well for this project, but i'd like to go
> > one
> >step beyond DV. my goal is to show people that it's possible to do citizen
> >journalism on the web that looks and sounds every bit as good
> >(technically) as
> >what you would see on television.
> On the web? Huh?
> Pirated copy of movie compressed well (MPEG4): 700MB
> Pirated copy of movie compressed well (MPEG4) @ 720p : 4GB
> Pirated copy of movie compressed well (MPEG4) @ 1080i/p : 12GB
> Are you ready to permit people to download your content at those file
> My P4 2GHZ running Windows media struggles to play back content (of which
> I own legit copies) @ 720P. 1080 is a slideshow.
I would also question the worth of high def, especially considering what
I've heard about the quality of youtube content ... most people don't
care about quality from what I understand.
> > now it's time to attach an engine to our glider and see if we can
> >control it flying down the sand dune.
> We are working on a similiar project down here in Norfolk, VA ... but will
> be using a 7 to 10 megapixel still camera controlled by Gphoto.
> HDCams are still too expensive. I will imagine the bottom will fall out,
> as it's not terribly difficult to use a CCD imager that does 1920x1080...
> but then you need to compress to MPEG4, then store... the best storage now
> is rapidly becoming flash ... as a miniDV tape only holds 8GB native.
I've wondered about this option ... what tool chain do you use to go
from a still camera to video? and what formats inbetween?
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