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    I use my S2000HD for video taking sometimes... Just to add some touch up for the videos i made using my compilation of pictures...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Interception7 View Post
    I use my S2000HD for video taking sometimes... Just to add some touch up for the videos i made using my compilation of pictures...
    Curious... was it able to zoom while taking video?

  3. #23

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    Curious... was it able to zoom while taking video?
    Yes, able to zoom.. Can choose size also... Hahaha, i think 320, 640, 1280... Btw, here is an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_NQoNJxh_o
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    Have to be awfully close to the action otherwise the audio will need a lot of scrubbing to get rid of noise. They should have put a ex mic jack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    Have to be awfully close to the action otherwise the audio will need a lot of scrubbing to get rid of noise. They should have put a ex mic jack.
    Which digital camera are you using to take video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interception7 View Post
    Yes, able to zoom.. Can choose size also... Hahaha, i think 320, 640, 1280... Btw, here is an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_NQoNJxh_o
    Hmm.. is zooming fast or slow when taking video?

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    Quite fast for it to zoom...
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    Default Re: Using your digital camera as a Video camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Interception7 View Post
    Quite fast for it to zoom...
    Would the zooming sound recorded too?

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    Dont think so....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Interception7 View Post
    Dont think so....
    Thanks... I heard the man reason why some manufacturer limit the speed of the video zoom is due to the sound generated during zoom....

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    But so far nothing wrong with the video function.. Usually take it as 640x480 resolution.. But tried out the HD format, not bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Interception7 View Post
    But so far nothing wrong with the video function.. Usually take it as 640x480 resolution.. But tried out the HD format, not bad.
    May I know is there a max length it can record? Or is it limited only by the card size?

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    Got my hands on a 5DM2, I was unable to use the AF during video taking... but you have to press a button to do it... Well at least it can AF....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    May I know is there a max length it can record? Or is it limited only by the card size?
    It depends on the card size... If you have more space, the time to record vids will be longer.
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    Default Re: Using your digital camera as a Video camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Interception7 View Post
    It depends on the card size... If you have more space, the time to record vids will be longer.
    That great... at least you dun have a 4GB file limit like most digital camera have while taking video...

  16. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Which digital camera are you using to take video?
    None till these cameras actually start to blur the lines of camcorder and camera. A lot of people are okay with having good video but i am probably one of the minority that actually wants good audio as well so i still use a camcorder.

    here is a 2 year Xacti 700HD recorded using SD...compare the audio (is it me or a lot of the video-able cameras on youtube actually dont have the recording with default audio)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRsfn6L8oPU&fmt=18
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0jPpS-o440&fmt=18
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqBiJKdNCys&fmt=18
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3437VKTyEas&fmt=18

    Compared to a camera...its not very good at taking stills, cannot change lens, cannot use the various camera gadgets and so on. But in taking video, its pretty good at its job. Thats why i dont mind carrying both a camera and a camcorder with me. besides, if the video-able DSLR got problem...you lose the capability to take both Video and Stills. the xacti was using the default mic.

    I just cant figure out why no external mic for these video-able cameras especially ones that cost 4 figures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    That great... at least you dun have a 4GB file limit like most digital camera have while taking video...
    Yes, but for HD format, you are allowed to take only 15mins of the time. But other sizes, it varies with amount of space in yr card. I use a 4GB SDHC card, shouldn't be a problem
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    Default Re: Using your digital camera as a Video camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Interception7 View Post
    Yes, but for HD format, you are allowed to take only 15mins of the time. But other sizes, it varies with amount of space in yr card. I use a 4GB SDHC card, shouldn't be a problem
    I think it have the same 4GB limitation...

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    I wonder if a 15min clip is possible using a Canon S3? Anybody tried that before ?

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    why not, if i wanna take video. but i prefer photos lah, old school a bit

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