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[Micronet] compact video cameras

Phyllis Orrick
Hi all,

Has anyone had experience (good or bad) with newer compact video cameras? I'm looking for something very portable for use indoors and out to film traffic safety sites and trainings for posting on the Web. I also would like to get a helmet mount camera for bike and ped-centric footage. And lastly, I'd like the video camera to be able to take fairly decent stills, also indoors and out. I have a budget of $1,000, including batteries, cables, case, tripod.

Thanks in advance.

Phyllis


Phyllis Orrick
Communications Manager
UC Berkeley SafeTransportation Research & Education Center/University of California Transportation Center/Institute of Urban and Regional Development
Fax: 510-643-9922
Voice: 510-643-1779
Cell: 510-374-8107


 
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Re: [Micronet] compact video cameras

tedcrum
For a helmet cam you'd have a hard time beating the GoPro Hero HD.
Even if that's not what you need, go to their site

goprocamera.com

and watch "Slow Motion Pipeline" in the Surf Hero section. It's Friday!


-tc


At 01:47 PM 11/19/2010, Phyllis Orrick wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>Has anyone had experience (good or bad) with newer compact video
>cameras? I'm looking for something very portable for use indoors and
>out to film traffic safety sites and trainings for posting on the
>Web. I also would like to get a helmet mount camera for bike and
>ped-centric footage. And lastly, I'd like the video camera to be
>able to take fairly decent stills, also indoors and out. I have a
>budget of $1,000, including batteries, cables, case, tripod.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>Phyllis
>
>
>Phyllis Orrick
>Communications Manager
>UC Berkeley SafeTransportation Research & Education
>Center/University of California Transportation Center/Institute of
>Urban and Regional Development
><http://www.safetrec.berkeley.edu>www.safetrec.berkeley.edu
>www.uctc.net
><http://www.iurd.berkeley.edu>www.iurd.berkeley.edu
><mailto:[hidden email]>[hidden email]
>Fax: 510-643-9922
>Voice: 510-643-1779
>Cell: 510-374-8107
>
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Re: [Micronet] compact video cameras

Marc Buchalter
About 20 minutes before I got Phyllis' Micronet post I got an alert from
Cnet Cheapskate Tech Deal Alert newsletter with a good bargain on compact
video camera.
<http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-20023390-58.html?tag=nl.e796>



Caveat emptor!
Marc Buchalter, Senior Campus Buyer
 Phone: (510) 642-2579
Fax: (510) 642-8604



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For a helmet cam you'd have a hard time beating the GoPro Hero HD.
Even if that's not what you need, go to their site

goprocamera.com

and watch "Slow Motion Pipeline" in the Surf Hero section. It's Friday!


-tc


At 01:47 PM 11/19/2010, Phyllis Orrick wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>Has anyone had experience (good or bad) with newer compact video
>cameras? I'm looking for something very portable for use indoors and
>out to film traffic safety sites and trainings for posting on the Web.
>I also would like to get a helmet mount camera for bike and ped-centric
>footage. And lastly, I'd like the video camera to be able to take
>fairly decent stills, also indoors and out. I have a budget of $1,000,
>including batteries, cables, case, tripod.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>Phyllis
>
>
>Phyllis Orrick
>Communications Manager
>UC Berkeley SafeTransportation Research & Education Center/University
>of California Transportation Center/Institute of Urban and Regional
>Development <http://www.safetrec.berkeley.edu>www.safetrec.berkeley.edu
>www.uctc.net
><http://www.iurd.berkeley.edu>www.iurd.berkeley.edu
><mailto:[hidden email]>[hidden email]
>Fax: 510-643-9922
>Voice: 510-643-1779
>Cell: 510-374-8107
>
>
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Re: [Micronet] [Webnet] compact video cameras

Steven Williams
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In my previous position at UC San Francisco, my department loaned video cameras to students, staff, and faculty; we had great results with the Sanyo Xacti series. These are small, tapeless HD cameras that record video directly to the MP4 file format. Although many of our borrowers were unfamiliar with digital video production, they generally found that the Xacti cameras were easy to use. We never had any repair or maintenance issues with the cameras.

The specific model we owned has been replaced by a newer model (http://sanyo.com/xacti/english/products/vpc_hd2000a/index.html), which has some enhanced features from the cameras I worked with previously. The new model sells for about $550 -- in addition to the accessories you mentioned, I would recommend a higher-capacity SD card than the one included with the camera in order to increase recording time and storage capacity.

Steven Williams
Distance Education Specialist
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)



On Nov 19, 2010, at 1:47 PM, Phyllis Orrick wrote:

Hi all,

Has anyone had experience (good or bad) with newer compact video cameras? I'm looking for something very portable for use indoors and out to film traffic safety sites and trainings for posting on the Web. I also would like to get a helmet mount camera for bike and ped-centric footage. And lastly, I'd like the video camera to be able to take fairly decent stills, also indoors and out. I have a budget of $1,000, including batteries, cables, case, tripod.

Thanks in advance.

Phyllis


Phyllis Orrick
Communications Manager
UC Berkeley SafeTransportation Research & Education Center/University of California Transportation Center/Institute of Urban and Regional Development
Fax: 510-643-9922
Voice: 510-643-1779
Cell: 510-374-8107

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Re: [Micronet] [Webnet] compact video cameras

jsparks
And, the xacti has an external jack for mic...great for recording, esp. with wireless receiver.

On 11/19/2010 3:43 PM, Steven Williams wrote:
In my previous position at UC San Francisco, my department loaned video cameras to students, staff, and faculty; we had great results with the Sanyo Xacti series. These are small, tapeless HD cameras that record video directly to the MP4 file format. Although many of our borrowers were unfamiliar with digital video production, they generally found that the Xacti cameras were easy to use. We never had any repair or maintenance issues with the cameras.

The specific model we owned has been replaced by a newer model (http://sanyo.com/xacti/english/products/vpc_hd2000a/index.html), which has some enhanced features from the cameras I worked with previously. The new model sells for about $550 -- in addition to the accessories you mentioned, I would recommend a higher-capacity SD card than the one included with the camera in order to increase recording time and storage capacity.

Steven Williams
Distance Education Specialist
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)



On Nov 19, 2010, at 1:47 PM, Phyllis Orrick wrote:

Hi all,

Has anyone had experience (good or bad) with newer compact video cameras? I'm looking for something very portable for use indoors and out to film traffic safety sites and trainings for posting on the Web. I also would like to get a helmet mount camera for bike and ped-centric footage. And lastly, I'd like the video camera to be able to take fairly decent stills, also indoors and out. I have a budget of $1,000, including batteries, cables, case, tripod.

Thanks in advance.

Phyllis


Phyllis Orrick
Communications Manager
UC Berkeley SafeTransportation Research & Education Center/University of California Transportation Center/Institute of Urban and Regional Development
Fax: 510-643-9922
Voice: 510-643-1779
Cell: 510-374-8107

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Re: [Micronet] [Webnet] compact video cameras

Karen Ringuette
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Have you checked out the gopro camera, http://www.goprocamera.com/?

Sounds like it might work for you, esp. the HD Helmet Hero.

~ Karen

 

Karen Ringuette

Publications/Production Specialist

CalSWEC

School of Social Welfare

University of California, Berkeley

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6701 San Pablo

Berkeley, CA 94720

510-643-5458 (P) | 510-642-8573 (F)

http://calswec.berkeley.edu

 

 

From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Phyllis Orrick
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 1:48 PM
To: [hidden email]; [hidden email]
Subject: [Webnet] compact video cameras

 

Hi all,

 

Has anyone had experience (good or bad) with newer compact video cameras? I'm looking for something very portable for use indoors and out to film traffic safety sites and trainings for posting on the Web. I also would like to get a helmet mount camera for bike and ped-centric footage. And lastly, I'd like the video camera to be able to take fairly decent stills, also indoors and out. I have a budget of $1,000, including batteries, cables, case, tripod.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Phyllis

 

Phyllis Orrick
Communications Manager

UC Berkeley SafeTransportation Research & Education Center/University of California Transportation Center/Institute of Urban and Regional Development

Fax: 510-643-9922

Voice: 510-643-1779

Cell: 510-374-8107

 


 
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