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Old January 7th, 2008, 12:14 PM   #91
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Small, cheap HD camcorder with CCD not CMOS for car mount?

Hi there,

I'm looking to buy a small HD camcorder. It will spend most of its life bolted to a car (i.e. it will be vibrated a lot).

I've been advised many times that CMOS camcorders are a poor choice for car mounts because the rolling shutter found on many (all?) CMOS sensors turns images to jelly when vibrated.

So, my question is a simple one: are there such things as HD camcorders which fulfil the following requirements:

1) small (HV20-sized)
2) cheap (<1000)
3) doesn't have a rolling shutter

Put another way: what I'm looking for is an HV20 with a CCD sensor instead of CMOS!

(Please, I don't wish to start a heated debate about rolling shutters - I just want to know if I'm correct in believing that all the currently available HD prosumer camcorders use CMOS sensors).
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Old January 7th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #92
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Glidecam cleaning?

Anyone know if you can take apart and clean the ball bearings in a Glidecam 2000? Just didnt want to unscrew random parts and not be able to get it back together.
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