Recording PIP

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    • #44383
      Avatarlegvidgal
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      I am new to this forum and it looks like a great resource.

      I do legal videography and would like to find out the best way to go about videotaping a person as he describes a document and have the document show in the corner as a PIP. I know there are many softwares that allow you to do it post production, but I would like to do it as I am videotaping.

      We use Panasonic DVC60 cameras and record to Sony DVD recorders. I am guessing we need to use some kind of mixer, but am not sure about the most cost effective way to do it. Any guidance will be appreciated.

    • #185844
      AvatarRob
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      I know this doesn’t exactly answer your question, but it is by far much more cost effective to do this is by purchasing software and doing it in post.

    • #185845
      Luis Maymi LopezLuis Maymi Lopez
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      If I were to do this I would use BoinxTV for Mac or Adobe Visual Communicator for Windows. With this software’s you can connect two cameras (via firewire), select the PIP feature, hit record and it will be recorded to the computer you are using (laptop is recommended). I agree with Rob, is much better to do this in post because once you record the video to the computer hardrive that will be your final product and if you don’t like how it turn out you will not be able to fix it so easily. If you decide to use one of the programs be sure to record on tape in both cameras. This way you will have a backup on tape in case you want to edit it in post later and you will also have the same video recorded on the computer hardrive with the PIP effect. There are other ways to do PIP effect that are hardware base, but there are more expensive.

    • #185846
      AvatarXTR-91
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      Pretty much any live video board is capable of doing this.

      One of the cheapest I find is Panasonic. Just look up video specs

    • #185847
      AvatarXTR-91
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      I’m selling a Panasonic WJ-AVE5

      you can use

    • #185848
      Avatarvid-e-o-man
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      I’m just making an assumption here but since it is legal videography it would have to be a “live” recording burnt to disc on site. You wouldn’t be able to do any editing as this would be changing testimony.

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