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Canon VIXIA HV40 in Jitter

April 13, 2013 | 1:06 am

Hello,
I am looking for a good camera to use in real time with jitter. Until now, I have used a Play Sation Eye 3 (PS3), with very good result (640 x 480, 30 fps, using openGL thanks to Vade optimizations), but I need to use a better camera, a camera with zoom and another size and resolution. I would like to buy one, not expensive, and I was thinking in a Canon VIXIA HV40, using Firewire. Anyone know if this camera works?
Any experiencie with it? should work?…
If not, someone know another very good option and not so expensive?
Thank you very much!
Oscar


April 16, 2013 | 1:28 pm

nobody? It is my third post asking something and no one responds…


April 16, 2013 | 1:35 pm

I do not own a Vixia, but a Legria HV30 and it works pretty good.
But be aware: in Jitter you can grab only in DV (720*576), not HDV


April 16, 2013 | 1:50 pm

So fast!!

Thank you very much for your answer!
So it should work, no? the Vixia Hv40…
And do you have experiencie with another camera? do you recommend another camera?
And yes, I understand that in Jitter only is possible grab in DV. I am looking for some camera, no so expensive, for a project with Live Cinema


April 16, 2013 | 5:29 pm

I haven’t tried any other camera so far, sorry.



zlp
April 27, 2013 | 4:10 am

Those Canon HDV cams are fine in bright light, but they are quite noisy in low light. Older (used) 3-chip DV cameras look better (more color, less noise). A Sony TRV-900 would probably be cheap on eBay. (No option for shooting HD, but HDV is a dead-end format for HD anyway)

Keep in mind that DV info needs to be decompressed before the data is handed off to MAX, so there’s an unavoidable lag of about 1/3 sec.
-ZLP


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