Aquarium videocamera

Discussion in 'Aquarium Photography' started by Reillysky3, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Reillysky3

    Reillysky3 Plankton

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    So I know that SLR cameras are good for taking pictures but what do you guys use for taking videos of your tanks? or do you just use a digital slr camera that can take pictures and videos?
     
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  3. Greg@LionfishLair

    Greg@LionfishLair 3reef Sponsor

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    If seems like smart phones are what most peeps use, altho DSLRs work a bit better, usually, and neither are as good as a dedicated video camera for the most part.

    For "live" tank cams, you can use a computer camera, stand-alone, or the one mounted to your monitor.

    High frame rates look best (smoother) if you have a choice.
     
  4. Daniel072

    Daniel072 Giant Squid

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    A lot of people I know use "GoPro" for their video cameras. Something about being able to stick the camera in the water really makes me smile a bit.
     
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    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I"m gonna have to get a GoPro, for my Catamaran Sailing/racing.
    Then I can use it in my DT too!

    Mine are all from my Iphone4. NOt that good of a quality.
    There is an app than can pause and zoom the video cam also- I don't have it though.
     
  6. Daniel072

    Daniel072 Giant Squid

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    They are only like 200 bucks....That's pretty good for a cam that will take stills and record in 1080
     
  7. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use my DSLR.
     
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  9. scuzy

    scuzy Flamingo Tongue

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    I am going to get a gopro hero3 for videos inside my tank
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The san disc HD hand held video cameras are easy to use, light and cheap now. I have a JVC model. The transfer to computer is really fast too.

    matt
     
  11. scuzy

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    The good thing about the gopro it'll comes wih waterproof housing :)
     
  12. Tilian

    Tilian Astrea Snail

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    I've been seriously looking at the GoPro myself... I just can't find many actual tank videos using them to preview. In looking at the general action videos taken with the GoPro there is a bit of a FishEye effect that I'm not thrilled with. This may be different with close up macros shots through but I'd like to see samples. Anyone seen any?