Camera Talk

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  • #7097
    baitman
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    Was it your trusty PT again kev? A question when you upload your vids what format are they in do you compress them and what editing software do you use.

    I use windows movie maker usually but my new cam takes HD footage 12 min = 1.4GB Its a shame to compress it right down to make uploading easier cause you lose quality. It records in Quicktime format ( .mov ) while it looks great no user friendly for youtube.

    #19237
    yellowfin
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    Yeah baitman the pt strikes again lol, I don’t compress them mate, and I also use windows movie maker. The process can take an age to upload but as you say the quality is superior, I just start the upload in the evenings before bed, get up in the morning and wallah it’s all done and dusted! one thing I will say is that the specialised mounted cams such as the go-pro etc don’t appear to give as good a quality picture as say a handy-cam.The trade off with the Panasonic I use is that you look like a right rooster with it stuck on your head lol, and it has limit of one hour battery life at most, this rules out continuous filming and results in many strikes being missed. So I have my cam filming when I’m fishing to a fish, or when my gut tells me there’s a good chance one will hit….how long is your battery life mate?

    #19239
    baitman
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    about 2hrs recording on 1 charge. I have a 16gb card in it which the book says will hold 4hrs of full hd recording. I had it strapped to my head but gonna try on top of my head next time to get better sound ( I had to turn down the mic cause its too sensitive). The quality of the picture at its best settings is amazing I just can’t upload files that big it looks bad because of what i’ve done to it.
    When recording I started the cam as i walked into the water it was 12min when I stopped (fish in the net) I just chopped it up to make it smaller.
    For the underwater stuff I strapped it to my lower leg worked ok.
    This is what I got
    http://www.viewtech.co.nz/products/view … ra/192/52/
    The best price around and good to deal with.

    #19240
    Miliwolf
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    What camera do you use for filming Kevo? I see your photos were taken with a Canon IXUS 105.

    I am going to find one which can fit in the pocket of my vest.

    #19241
    baitman
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    I could also get a charger to plug into the car if I needed to but you can get a hell of alot of stuff in 2hrs.

    #19244
    yellowfin
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    @Miliwolf, i use a Panasonic vdr-d50 that I purchased several years ago along with a tripod, however I wasn’t happy about the results when the tripod was employed, so after seeing there was a new craze with mounted cams set about fastening it to my cap using the tripod attachment that screws onto the bottom of the camera. If you see a guy fishing away with a handy cam sitting on top of his cap it will be me lol :oops: and yeah, the canon ixus was recommended to me by a press photographer, does alright!

    #19251
    Miliwolf
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    Find a Camera I liked the look of… now I only need to research it to see if its any good.

    http://shop.helmetcameracentral.com/HC-MICROHD.html

    #19252
    yellowfin
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    I only wish I had my cam when chasing sounds snapper a few years ago..love to get the run and battle of a 15-20lber on film, don’t do it much nowadays sadly!!

    #19253
    Miliwolf
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    Yeah, I am hoping to film a bit of Snapper fishing. I suck to much at trout fishing to film.

    Also like the look of the GoPro HD Hero 960 , but it needs a case to be waterproof.

    #19267
    Miliwolf
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    Baitman, how easy or fiddly is it to strap the camera to your head?

    Do you think it would get in the way of wearing Polaroids and hats?

    What do you think of the size/bulk/weight of the ATC9K?

    #19269
    baitman
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    The atc9k weighs bugger all I don’t really notice it, it came with a rubber strap like a dive knife strap ( which i tried and the changed cause the cam bounced a bit)
    and a fabric strap with velcro.
    putting it on only takes seconds easy as.
    Have a look on youtube there are some good reviews and comparrisons of the different wearable cam on the market.
    this one is good
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGXPKHbOm7o
    IMO the atc9k has the best picture and the best price ones like the go pro are bulky and intrusive to wear.
    I was wearing a hat and polaroids in my vid (u can see my cap brim).
    Gonna try to mont on the top of my head maybe with a chin strap or something like the inner parts of an old bike helmet to wear over my hat

    #19270
    baitman
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    with the atc9k you have to put in a micro sd card to record on. I got a 16gb card for about $45 from the same guy when I bought it. $400 all up freight included

    #19349
    Miliwolf
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    Just ordered myself a ATC9K, Viewtech does have a great price… they even cheaper then the bulk of the stores in the US.

    and a 16GB Adata Micro SD card has been order from Ascent, $45 all up. The class 10 cards were cheaper then the slower ones :| Cheaper cards on Trademe but went with a known brand/retailer.

    #19392
    Miliwolf
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    The ATC9K has to be the most annoying software installation requirement of any program I have tried to install…

    Firstly I suspect there is nothing on the supplied CD but a link to their download page :roll: , started downloading ‘aborted’, we want same stupid Microsoft .net upgrade :evil: , Oh its only 250mb+, installed that, We now want you to install Quicktime 7 :evil:

    edit: The photo quality is worst then any of the cellphones I have owned…. The barrel distortion is very obvious. Video quality is grainy in anything but good light, in good light its okay-just. Going to play around with settings to see if I can improve the video….

    #19393
    baitman
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    I didn’t bother with the software you can just pull the vids and photos straight off it as you would a flash drive then chop it up with windows movie maker or the like.
    the vids are recorded in .mov style which is quicktime . Viewing the vids or pics with anything else will reduce quality greatly and sound will be affected.
    I like to when I get home plug it into my TV with the hidef cable and check the footage looks great to me?
    I would just install quicktime and set it as default programme for the vids and pics you see on the atc9k when it is pluged into your pc and it should be good.

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