I'm lookin for a digital video camcorder ( or dvd camcorder ), under 1.5 LBS, and under $400, what would be the best, It is going to be used for video taping BMX jumping, racing, atv'ing, dirtbiking, and snowmobiling. What should I get.
Also, I was wondering what to get for a bolt on cam to put on the inside of a high performance off-road go-kart that can come off when I want to take it in to put the video on my computer..
It sounds like you need a very robust piece of kit!
With all the bumping around it will be subjected to, perhaps a second hand one first to try things out.
If you want to do seriously it may cost you a lot of cash to get a specialist camera for this perpose!
Well.. I was looking along the lines of putting a helmet cam to bolt on to the go-kart, and for the normal camera, a sony mini dv cam
If your planning on getting a mini dv camera and you want to put the footage on your computer(which im guessing you do) then you need to make sure you get a firewire port installed in the back of your computer. Or you could get a hard drive camcorder, which connects with a usb cable. Im not sure about dvd camcorders though.
I would just get a really cheap camcorder if you are going to risk destroying it, then go import it into the computer through a capture card. I have a REALLY old camcorder I use for recording crazy stuff (inverse luging, riding our giant luge"Chuck Norris," "landsurfing," or just messing around). That way, there are no worries about destroying the camera. The camera has the standard composite out and audio out on RCA jacks, which I can just plug into my capture card. It works great and looks good too.
well.. My last camera was an aiptek 5.5 mega pixel camera for 100 bucks, but the quality was to cheap.. What should I be looking for, for getting stuff on film... and, also, I thought you could link the mini dv camera to your computer..
Go and check download.com reviews, and shortlist the review list according to your preferences. Yuo may probably find one that you are looking for.