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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:54 AM   #1
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I found a really nice blog where it is explained how to build your own video camera. The guy used a CCD security camera and SLR lenses for the camera part and a digital8 recorder for the recording part. I think the frame and the camera look quite impressive. There isn't much detail about the picture quality but with a nicer camera and a better recorder I think a better qualty can be achieved. I don't really know too much about the electronic shutter but just take a look!
Also there may be some issues of magnifiying the image.



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Old June 29th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #2
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Well, actually the quality doesn't look better than any consumer camera to me. It's probably better but you can't really see it in the clip. He spent $700 on the whole system including the recorder so I guess he wasn't looking for top professional video quality.

He's using a CCD camera, so rolling shutter is not a problem. He's also mounting a 35mm zoom lens directly to the camera mount without a DOF adapter. That's like having the camera in telephoto mode all the time.
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