camera advice for dance project


    Sep 28 2006 | 5:32 pm
    I'm collaborating on a project (interactive music, dance, multimedia kind of thing) where I want to do camera detection of dancers on the stage. I might be using two or three cameras in different positions for this.
    As it happens, I am shopping for a couple of camera for video recording recitals in the recital hall at my university. A B&H salesman suggested the Sony EVI-D100 with remote pan/tilt/focus. It has a single 1/4" CCD and they sell it for US$930. It outputs to S-Video or composite.
    My question is whether this type of camera is a practical choice for the project application I describe, and whether anyone has any experience with this, or think something in the price range is better for both applications. In other words, I could use the same cameras for both applications.
    Thanks for any advice--I'm a video novice!
    Tim

    • Sep 28 2006 | 5:53 pm
      ---------------------------------------------------- > I'm collaborating on a project (interactive music, dance, multimedia kind of thing) where I want to do camera detection of dancers on the stage. I might be using two or three cameras in different positions for this.
      On quick thought is that having the camera move makes motion detection much harder. So, remote pan/tilt isn't so good for that particular application.
      In general, I've been happier tracking dancers in infrared, or near-IR. Visible light is tricky; when stage lighting or costumes change, the whole scene is different. I'd look for a camera that could do that. (Lots of resources on this forum online about this.)
      cheers,
      mzed
    • Sep 28 2006 | 6:04 pm
      Infrared sounds like good advice. Thanks! Tim