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- June 17, 2008 at 3:04 AM #45243AnonymousInactive
I am looking to get a Digital Camcorder to be able to record my Paintball teams matches.
I play tournament paintball, the game is very fast paced and you can miss alot in a blink of an eye. I want to be able to get as much as I can with relatively good quality. For an example of what I am looking to capture go here… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBJiGj8HTwY&feature=related. I need something with a decent price lik 500 -750 If any of you have any Ideas that would be awsome. I would greatly appreciate it. Or if you could let me know where I could go to get some more info.
Calgary, AB , CA
- August 29, 2008 at 11:10 AM #188151lucas12Participant
I would recommend u to go for Canon.. I bought one from http://www.checkcost.co.uk/camcorders/c/4354/
They got large number of sellers for this product and they help u to compare the prices among them
A couple of more things you should know is that in addition to resolution compression is a big factor in how good your video will look. Video from tape-based standard def cams is very lightly compressed. DVD and hard disk cams are a little more compressed.
For more advice have a look at the link..
Hope it helps u.. good luck dude
- August 29, 2008 at 3:27 PM #188152birdcatParticipant
If you’re gonna be using this camera while paintballs are flying, I would consider a waterproof housing – Nothing too fancy (you’re not taking it on a dive down 600 feet) but something that will protect your camera and can be washed.
This will limit your choices (especially by price) but something to keep in mind.
While not a video camera, the Olympus Stylus 1030 SQ (http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/product.asp?product=1363) is shockproof from 6 ft drops, waterproof to 33 feet and will take video (even underwater) with sound.
We have one and while not a replacement for my videocamera, it’s a great addition for family stuff. I have some test stuff up here: http://video.birdcat.com/pool0608.html
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