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Old April 5th, 2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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must recommend consumer camera to client?

I need to recommend a consumer grade camcorder to a client. The main use will be live presentations. Kind of an amateur I-mag. He needs it to hook up to his Mac Book Pro and display the image on the screen. He will be shooting a model of human teeth. He is very non technical. HD is not a priority as most projectors still output 1024 x 780 resolution. Most important is that it plays smoothly. Simplicity is the priority. Hook it up USB or to his fire wire 800 port, open I-movie or whatever I find that can have a full screen monitor window (suggestions?) and go. Switching between PowerPoint and the camera window on screen is not a problem as long as it is easy. This is not a seamless switching type of gig. I am even considering recommending an I-pad. With a VGA adapter and a VGA bang box he could push a button and go. I am going to test my own I-Pad later to see how well it will work. I just thought of that while writing this. I am very well versed in audio visual technical direction and I-mag but I am not current on the consumer end of cameras or I-movie at all. Suggestions will be appreciated.

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Old April 5th, 2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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I think I just answered my own question. The I-pad is a perfect solution for this. Super easy and it works, no extra software or anything. And they usually output to a projector as soon as you plug in the display adapter.

All I had to do was get my head out of "big show" mode. Anyone know why this would not work? Once I set up the display setting and power options he can plug in and roll.

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