Audiovisual Services


Not sure which camcorder to choose?  Here’s what we have available and some details.

 

  MiniDV Flip Vixia Pro
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Standard or
High Def
SD

HD

HD

SD
Video Stored on MiniDV Tape
(not supplied)

Internal
Memory

Internal
Memory
or
SD Card
(not supplied)

MiniDV Tape
(not supplied)
Time Capacity 60 - 120 minutes
(depends on tape)
60 minutes 16+ hours 60 - 120 minutes
(depends on tape)
Can  be used with a microphone? Yes No Yes Yes
Strengths   Simple to use Can be used in full auto or manual for image controls

Can be used in full auto

Can easily control iris, shutter speed, focus, etc.

Weaknesses  

Zoom by physically moving the camera
No manual controls for focus, iris, etc.

Worst low light performance.

Getting the video files from the camera is not intuitive Can be complicated to use.
Limitations   Each video clip must be 40 minutes or less    
Computer Connection Firewire or USB USB USB Firewire
Notes      

Used to shoot some indie films in the mid-2000s

Only available for capstones or King Creativity projects

 

A few general notes:

  1. All record digitally and can be connected to a camera
  2. None shoot theatrical productions very well (there is generally too much contrast in the lighting)
  3. Getting video from a camcorder is generally not like getting pictures from a camera. Depending on the camera you must either use a video editing program or drag and drop files from the camera to your computer.