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Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6486
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 14 11:40 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Have just wasted over an hour downloading stuff from Samsung to try to recover a video from his phone. Even following the help and the phone booklet neither of us have a Fing clue.
Sod that!

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6486
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 14 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

okay - have scrubbed his phone idea.
Have now got the Adult Ed flipcam. Its a Busbi Video - the thing is easy to use and I can get the video straight to the computer via a wire (no downloading crap).

I have to return this tomorrow, so Im now thinking that Ill look on ebay and buy something, as mini videoas will be a useful thing for the website and for teaching.
So, this AE Busbicam is a bit old - what should I be looking for - I want to point, press & record and I want CHEAP.
What am I looking for? My digital camera has 5 megapixels and Im happy with this.

alison
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Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 12908
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 14 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Does your camera do video clips, I know ours does.

Otherwise what about an ipad?

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6486
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 14 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dont know how to do it on my camera. Dont want an ipad.

Ive tried emailing the minute long video to a friend to check, and it wont open. Technology! hate it!

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 14 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What do you call cheap?

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 14 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

under 50.

Im Scottish remember, and I dont need new, and I dont want something that will give me a massage because Ill never be able to work it. Simple, easy & cheap.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 14 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ouch, that really is cheap. I suspect that, for that budget, quality video will only really be possible by paying a friend for their time to shoot it with a more expensive camera.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6486
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 14 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Second hand is looking great - ebay is the place. There are flipcams with 4mb there for 5.
I just think 4mb is too small.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33085
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 14 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

this sort of thing

would do the job .

tis worth looking to see if a camera will take an external mike

either go for a stills camera with a movie option or a movie camera .

optical zoom is more useful than lots of modes etc .

running on aa batteries is much handier than those that need a dedicated built in battery

if not plugged into a pooter the limiting factor is the size of the sd card memory

zoom a bit small but if you are not planning sports footage this sort of thing works much better than a phone etc

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 14 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

WHAT ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Take1-HD-Digital-Video-Camcorder-with-Flip-out-1-8-LCD-Screen-USB-Black-/281348761429?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_Video_Camcorders&hash=item4181b16755

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33085
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 14 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

no mention of mike internal or external

4x digital zoom is a bit shabby

the lens looks a bit small ie good light only

at a guess it wont be better than a phone

very similar to mine which takes nice snaps and quite nice movies

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6486
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 14 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mmm - thats interesting - I take it its a card inside, which is fine as Im used to the card thing.
Will discuss with him indoors.

He's in a mood right now, as I had an incident with the ride-on......and I have to take him to the pub later.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33710
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 14 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd be worried about the miner marks. They're often brutal fellows, with picks and such. Maybe even dynamite.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 14 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dang miners!

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 14 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

they are not as brutal as tail end rippers

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