GENERAL CHAT » HANDYCAMS,WEBCAMS,DIGICAMS,DVCAMS,ETC. NEED HELP FOR ANIMATION
I am just wondering what cameras can be also used for animation aside from webcams. what i mean is what cameras can you connect to your cmputer wherein it will be live view. what cameras can be used that i don't need to capture manually?
If you can afford it, a nice Canon DSLR would work quite nicely, but you really don't need one unless you are doing really high quality stuff. An HD webcam can work very nice as well.
One thing you should make sure is if you have a fixed or manual focus camera.
DO NOT get anything with auto-focus.
Manual is best in my opinion.
But nothing with auto.
so you mean manualfocus can be used for live view?
i really don't need one. my family is planning to buy a camera with good specs (zoom,megapixels,lens etc.) plus i could also use it for animation. so what do you recommend form my situation?
what cameras do you know that have live view?
Pretty much any webcam will do live view. but Ian will know quite a bit more than me.
I don't know of any webcams that don't have live view. If you get a DSLR, some of them don't have live view, so you will want to check on that.
If your family is getting the camera, i would suggest against a webcam. If your family wants a nice camera i would suggest a canon DSLR. a T3i or t4i would work great as a camera, but those are really nice for animation too.
But yeah, like Mason said, the most important thing is that it has manual focus. If you only have auto focus then the camera will re-focus every frame and cause a really annoying flicker. I don't know of any DSLRs that don't have manual focus, but some webcams probably don't.
You can also see what HD video cameras could work. Some probably won't have a live view though.
how about handycams? it has manual focus. do you think this is good? http://www.camcorders-only.com/digitalcamcorders/manufacturers/pos/panasonic_vdr-d51
That is very similar to the camera I used to use. However I don't think it is HD (i could be wrong) And it looks like it still costs about $300. If it is that much I would go ahead and invest in a DSLR or a HD webcam. Plus stop motion looks better with a DSLR in my opinion.
I agree with Ian.
but does the camera have live view? (what i mean is the handycam)
If it is not HD, and your computer has a firewire port, then yes. If not, no.
why must it not be hd? is 1280x960 hd?
could i use this for animation too? this is kinda cool. they say it could be used as a camera,video recorder,voice recorder and webcam. it is hd.
if you use an HD video camera you will need a capture card, which can get a bit pricey. And 1280x960 is only a 4:3 aspect ratio.
As for that camera, I have no idea, you would have to see if your software supports it.
what sizes are hd? what hd webcams do you recommend? thanks!
what size/ratio should get to fill the whole screen when uploadin in youtube?
1920x1080, that would be 16:9, perfect for YouTube.
If you want it to look more cinematic try 1920x804.(I used that ratio for this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeadMLjs1WU
what camera do you use for making beaver creek?
what hd webcam would you recommend?
to all members:
what hd webcam do you recommend?
I suppose this one pretty good.(What program do you use to animate?)
I shot Beaver Creek in 4:3, I was still shooting in SD.
I shoot everything in 16:9 now. That is pretty much the standard for most things.
claymation studio 3.0 deluxe. it supports webcams and camcorders.
mmasonghi- i was asking for hd webcams. anyway thanks for trying to help.
iantimothy- is a 1080p a good one?
1080p is 1920x1080, so yes.
would it fill up the youtube screen?
Youtube is kind of automatic, The only thing that probably wont fill the youtube screen is if it is less than 4:3, but nobody really shoots in 4:3 anymore anyway.
ok. is 1080p in the 16:9spect ratio?
yes that is 1920x1080.
I just finished a new animation, that is 1080p you can see how that looks on youtube here. http://youtu.be/enHV9E-VqM8
oh well thats an impressive animation! what camera did you use for it? thanks!
I used a Canon T3i.
Go to the link that I sent you above.(It's the same camera.)
Is there anyway to turn off the awb of a webcam?
Auto white balance? Most times yes, go into the settings, it'll be in there somewhere.
Thanks! i did it. the green screen worked with turning off the awb. thanks!
i think i will be practicing first with a hd webcam then save for a t3i.
thanks!1 goodluck on both of you and ian's upcoming animations. thanks for your help! at least i solved my problem about hd, cameras, sizes nd type. thank you very much!
Thank you, and you're welcome!
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