Camcorder

Trying to rig a camcorder with a motion sensor to start recording as soon as the motion sensor is triggerd.  any ideas.

Topic by bergmann44 


Samsung camcorder

Http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8264861&productCategoryId;=abcat0403005&type;=product&tab;=7&id;=1170290185453#productdetail Does anybody have this or think it's a good buy? I'm thinking about getting it and I just want to know what anyone else thinks about it. I'm planning on just using it for everyday recording, usual boring stuff, nothng special. I have about $200 from Christmas and so I can't spend much more. Please let me know what you think soon I need to make a decision by January 1. THE NEW YEAR!

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Camcorder Restoration?

So I have this old VHS camcorder that is sitting around my house. I want to make it into a decent filmmaking camera. however, I think the imager is bad, and the industry has moved away from VHS. So what I want to do is replace the bad Imager with a HD Imager, maybe a 35mm digital Imager. I also want to replace the VHS deck with a removable portable hard drive, set up to record in an industry standard file format. How much do you think this would cost? Can I be directed to a store that has these parts? Any other thoughts?

Question by AlternateLives   |  last reply


old camcorder suitcases

Does anyone know how to take an old RCA camcorder case and convert it (line it) into a suitcase?

Topic by Jarod3Johnson   |  last reply


Good cheap camcorder? Answered

Hi there im looking for a cheap camcorder that is around 300$ give or take some for say... small vlogs and or to start filmmaking please respond thank you.

Question by Sean_Voodoo   |  last reply


camcorder viewfinder pinout

I have recently come across a panasonic wv-vf01 crt viewfinder. i dont know the model camera it  was from, but i  Would like to drive it. i have already found video, i just need the voltage and pinouts. it has a 6 pin connector. and i plan on hooking the crt to my raspberry pi and show the time on it

Topic by devicemodder   |  last reply


how to eject tape on canon camcorder zr65?

Canon zr65 mini dv camcorder won't eject. Tape cassette come out half way then stops, and goes back in. 

Question by milesartist   |  last reply


I want to use my camcorder as webcam.

Hey Everybuddy!!!   I have an everio JVC HDD camcorder. The model is GZ-MG330RU. It connects to the pc via usb. I want to use it as a webcam. But it should connect to the pc via usb. I mean the connection type for the webcam must always be usb. I dont want to convert it to someother type.

Question by Venemot   |  last reply


hi have a camcorder and it want except dvd

 as stated above the cam is a Samsung vp-dc171w I GOT THIS OFF EBAY  and have made a claim but would just like to know what is wrong with it  the disc we have been using are sony   1.4   mini dvds. when we put them in it asks to format we do that then a message says not compatible service and bad disc have tried several  discs and all state the same. some times it says there's no disc in at all when there is. any help thanks.

Question by rete   |  last reply


How do i make asome affects with a old tape camcorder? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!?

Need tips on makeing cheap but frigin cool affects using an old RCA tape using camcorder!

Question by Laserman595   |  last reply


How can I Convert old camcorder camera toa security camera?

I want to hot wire switch on camera so it comes on when 110 v. power supply is energized by a motion light switch.

Question by Tom Skellett   |  last reply


Does night vision monocular + camcorder = nightvision camcorder?

Greetings all, Longtime browser, first time poster.  I watched Kipkay's video on using a cellphone with one side of a pair of binocs to create a sort of zoom lens and at that precise moment my dog began barking at some critter outside.  This made me wonder if I could attach a night vision monocular to a camera or camcorder.  I have an assortment of cameras at my disposal, I am a proud garbage picker, after all, and a nice NV monocular somewhere in storage. Kipkay merely positioned the cell phone camera in the right spot on the binoc lens and was able to see a reasonable image.  Has anyone tried anything like this with night vision?  If the idea is sound I'll dig out my gear and made a stand to keep it all together and post it as an instructable.

Topic by TsarNicholas   |  last reply


tape camcorder to pen camcorder

Hey, i have a broken tape camcorder, it records but the tape record system is all screwed so i was wondering if theres a way to record to a pen instead of a tape.

Topic by terramoto   |  last reply



if you win the camcorder can you customize the casing on the website

This is about the teach me fast contest

Topic by DrWilson   |  last reply


how would i make an electromagnetic switch for the camcorder zoom?

Hi, lots of new camcorders no longer come with an old fashioned remote, but sometimes only with a wifi option. I would like to have/make a switch that sits on top of the camcorder to hold the zoom control temporarily in the right (telemode) or left (wide mode) position, basically what you do if you are using your fingers on the camcorder. Wired would be fine, old fashioned remote controlled even better. Your ideas would be very appreciated. BTW camcorder is Panasonic V520 and a Canon Legria sf200

Question by leumas2855   |  last reply


How can I get a JVC GZ MG555U camcorder to work as a webcam on a Macintosh?

The camcorder effectively connects with iMovie but it's not recognized by not iChat, Skype, or any other video conferencing programs.

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How to make a quick release tripod plate?

Me again. I have several tripods I've picked up from Goodwill, and guess what, they don't have the plates that screw onto the camera and clip on the tripod head. Anyone have ideas about a very sturdy alternative? Replacement parts are ridiculously expensive. I'm fooling around with hardware, and any input will be much appreciated. These need to support old-school VHS camcorders. Thanks.

Question by brandegor   |  last reply


running a marathon with a camcorder-How to??

Can i mount a camcorder on my shoulder with straps (or duct tape)  and run 26.2 miles through beautiful mountain ranges.  Hands must be free. Any suggestions?!

Question by swieckert   |  last reply


Anyone know a good Camcorder?

I'm looking for a decent HD camcorder, for mostly tripod use. I want something I can put in my bag though. I'm not particularly interested in 'flip' camcorders though. Thanks! P.S. if anyone's selling, let me know

Question by MrSalvador   |  last reply


Recording digitally with an analog camcorder

I recently came into possession of a mid-eighties Newvicon analog camcorder. It has RCA outputs for the video and audio (mono), and I'd like to record the output from this camcorder as digital. The idea I had initially was to use something like a Flip video camera (in order to keep it portable), but then I realized that the Flip doesn't have an RCA input... in fact, nothing I know of has an RCA input, unless I wanted to plug it into a computer or a DVD recorder, which negates the simplicity of it recording to a video file that can be dragged and dropped onto my desktop. The reason for wanting to salvage this camcorder and use it instead of just using the Flip is because the video quality is incredibly "eighties" - the color is slightly askew, and the sensitivity to light means that moving the camera suddenly causes ghosting, which, to me, is desirable for the look i'm going for. Personally, I find it fun and interesting to use old things like this instead of the new stuff. The only drawback is the simplicity (or lack thereof) in being able to post things immediately in this digital YouTube age. I'd like to keep it portable. I'd like to keep it simple. Any ideas on a camcorder, or even a "digital go between" that would record onto an SD card or USB drive? Does anything like this exist? If not, I'd like something like an SD card go between, as I have a 32 GB SDHC that would work great for this kind of project. This is the same model camera - the video outputs are located on a proprietary PSU, which isn't a problem for me to carry around, or have plugged into an extension cord.

Topic by LinkTGF   |  last reply


Camcorder won't record video?

I have recently come into possession of a HDD JVC hard disk camcorder. I got it from a friend who asked if I would fix it for him, so I told him I would ask around. Any comments are much appreciated. It works great! Except it doesn’t record video, it has great sound quality and a handful of cool features. I've already taken it to the store and was told it would be around $200 or more to get it fixed, when I asked what was wrong with it i didnt get a responce from the man at the store. If anyone has any idea what’s happening or how to fix it without spending $200 I would much appreciate it! I dont know if this will help anyone (I didnt find any use of it) but heres the model number GZ-MG30U

Question by Laserman595   |  last reply


DASH BOARD MOUNTS FOR CAMCORDER?

Hi...Members of Instructables.. I need a Dash Board Mount for my JVC EVARIO camcorder. I want to mount this Camcorder for recording what is happening in front of the car while driving. Even I am ready to purchase if the suitable mount is available with any members. Appreciate your feed back. Thanking you Lakamsani

Question by GRLAKAMSANI   |  last reply


Help making an LED Camcorder light attachment!

I have an old Panasonic PV220 camcorder. It has a fitting to attach a light fixture for indoor recording, but no light. What information would I need to provide to an enterprising designer to have an LED light created to fit this camcorder? I can go dig it out of storage and give measurements, and any other information necessary. I would really appreciate any help!

Topic by lancer525   |  last reply


Mod for mini DV camcorder to write to SD card.

I have an old top of the range Panasonic mini DV(tapes) camcorder which cost me 2.5g 5 years ago. The tapes are expensive and it has been playing up with some brands of tapes. I dusted it off and was experimenting with it when I discovered it has an SDcard slot. I think this is only for 'still' shots and whe n I selected 'card' and tried to video it says change to tape to record. I wonder if there is any way of modding it to record video straight onto the SDcard. With the size and quality of SDcards improving I thought this would be better and more reliable than the tape mechanism. It seems such a waste to have it sitting around not being able to use it. I have already worked out a battery pack with 6 AAs to replace the dying lithium battery.

Topic by coolgadget   |  last reply


my camcorder doesnt have 0-lux capability, but sees the infared bulb lit, but not the light it emits, what is it seeing? Answered

My camcorder is a vixia hv30 and it can sense the strobe of an infared source (ie the tv remote) but not the light it emits. is there an invisible light source i can use with this camera?

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Build a camcorder battery, cheap. Or a power plug for an existing battery pack, like a cordless drill.

I need a battery, hacked or built, that delivers between 12-15v, for a camcorder that uses 18W then running. The longer the battery delivers the power, the better. Big thing? The battery has to be cheap - I'm putting the kit together on NO money - and easy. My electronics skills are limited to soldering wires on speakers and phone plugs. Did I mention, the battery should be cheap? I mean, really cheap? Oh, and suggestions can include jury-rigging a plug for a power-tool battery that I can then wire into a cable terminating in a 4-pin XLR power plug. As long as everything is free or cheap. Yeah, I know. It ain't easy being a movie maker. Potentially. Ideas can be sent to gwnwrite@mts.net.

Question by DeesSqueeze   |  last reply


What kind of cord do I need to connect my JVC GR-DA30U mini dv camcorder to a mac? Answered

A link to the product would be helpful, preferably on Amazon.com

Question by ItsTheHobbs   |  last reply


what is this and how do i use this

I pulled apart a camcorder and this is what i found behind the lens. i think its the camera but i dont know. can you please help me figure out what it is and give me some ideas as to what to to with it.

Topic by Modarius   |  last reply


Video camera advice?

So, I've been using my ancient camera to film craft videos for a while now, but I'm hoping to invest in something better - but I'm not sure what. I was hoping to invest in a DSLR that shoots video, but since my budget is pretty tight, I'm thinking of cutting my losses and getting a low-end camcorder. Does anyone have any advice for me in this regard? I'm hoping to get something in the region of $200 or less (student budgets are tough), but that films good quality video of relatively small things, such as small DIY projects. A local tech store has the Canon LEGRIA HF-R36 on special, so I was thinking of trying that, but I don't really want to rush into this.

Question by LD_P   |  last reply


My Samsung VP-DC171 (DVD Camcorder) does not turn on. Any ideas what this could be?Regards,Neil Davies.?

My Samsung VP-DC171 (DVD Camcorder) does not turn on. The power light is green permanetly when it is on charge, which indicates that it has charged but I dont hear it turning on when I flick the switch to on. Any ideas what this could be?Regards,Neil Davies.?

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Is it possible to recharge old, long-dead, camcorder batteries? Answered

I am wondering of there is a method for revitalizing old camcorder batteries which refuse to charge. I know that certain camcorder battery chargers used to come with a "refresh" button. However, the chargers that came with my batteries lack this feature. I believe that most of the batteries are Ni-Cd's. However, one of them is lead-acid. The lead-acid battery is from a VERY old camera, one in which you placed the camera on your shoulder, and slung a VHS VCR from the other. When you were done recording, you would then take the VCR and plug it into the a matching TV tuner. This would charge the battery. Any ideas that would help me get some charge into these batteries would be appreciated. Thanks!

Question by Infinitevortex   |  last reply


There's a pinout for a Grundig LC 400 camcorder DC-IN connector? Answered

Good morning  at all, I've found a Grunding camcorder (model LC 400) that works, but I've no battery charger or DC cable: before open the camera and try to understand the power schematics (and make some BIG disaster...), sombody have the connector's pinout / model / schematics? The connector's shape is like a small 12 V Molex and on the camera's bottom there's a label with operative voltage: 6 V DC or 4.8 V (battery). Thank you very much, Mattia.

Question by mcavenaghi   |  last reply


Im looking to make a joystick controlled panning and tilting camcorder?

I work at a company that does video taped conferences, and its one person working a sound system, a recording device(captures video and audio, as well as slideshows) and a video camera. It can get kind of hard to work all 3 devices at the same time depending on where i can actually set up. I would like to use a joystick or something similiar, any ideas for the best options to do so?

Question by Z1ggy   |  last reply


how to turn analog video into digital dvd?

I have old camcorder analog tapes I would like put onto dvd. I tried dept. store software twice and it didn't work.

Question by trock   |  last reply


lcd pin out help

Hi, I have a quasar model:vml458 camcorder and I would like to repurpose the lcd screen w/sound. If anyone know the pin outs (power,video,etc) for it that would be a great help. thank you in advance, James

Topic by logout1   |  last reply


Help with Viewfinder Pinout??

Well guys, I've had this viewfinder sitting around in a drawer for TOO long. I ripped if off an old camcorder in the dump like 2-3 months ago, remembering a few different projects I've seen on here (and other sites) such as: https://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Nightvision-Headset-Hack/step3/Disassemble-the-Viewfinder/ (sorry the hyperlink part of instructables never works for me) I know I've seen a project somewhere online too where a guy used one of these TINY crt's for a miniature arcade machine, just to name an example. I've ran into a bit of a wall here though, it would seem as though everyone else's viewfinders have indivigual wires coming off the board for power and video input. Mine doesn't, it has ONE ribbon connection (although mangled a bit, I still have the ribbon cable that goes with it). This is a really simple looking circuit board, but as I don't exactly have lab quality tools sitting around, I don't wanna solder wires onto it until I know for sure which is for power, I'd hate to fry it on the first time! I tried following the traces on the board but I've never been too good at that, is there some way I can probe around with a voltmeter to determine what is for video input and what is power? I've tried googling numbers off the board and tube and that didn't help either. If anyone can help me power this tube, please tell me!!

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


what's a good quality camcorder that's cheap? Answered

I'm looking for something thats good for like weekly vids that handle outside...due to questions i want something under 100$ and something with big screen size,hd and small

Question by builderkidj   |  last reply


How to tweak CAMCORDERS AS TO CAPTURE VIDEO IN FULL RESOLUTION (uncompressed)?

My camcorder is DVD based, and encodes into MPEG-2 format.  the quality is poorer than the previous model owned by me, a tape based camcorder with same specs. the difference is the storage media, and the villain is the compression. Now i need the uncompressed video, i don mind the size of resultant file.jus give me a way to raep it in full! i read somewhere that uncompressed vid is passed on to LCD viewfinder. 

Question by nishandh   |  last reply


I need a good Sk8boarding camcorder

I am in desperate need of a good skateboarding camcorder that i could also purchase a fish eye lens for. It would probably have to be under $300. I am currently looking at the mini dv cameras. But any advice or info would be appreciated.

Topic by TeacherOfTheWays   |  last reply


video source on a Hacked Camcorder CRT

Hi all i have hacked up an old camcorder to get the CRT off it and i am trying to make a scope for my buddy in the reserves, i cant seem to get the video source to work.. ive seen people play gamecube and all kinds on them and i tried using a cut up wire from a dvd player output to it but no luck.. please help  ive managed to find out that the pink and red wire are my positive and negative so i can light the screen

Topic by phunky_phantom   |  last reply


Increase The Quality of Sound off of a Camcorder? Answered

A friend of mine asked me to film a music video featuring his new song. The thing is, I'm a video guy, not an audio guy. Heck, I had a hard enough time obtaining high quality professional music! So, do any if you know how to increase the sound quality of a Cannon FS10? I'll even take a "let me Google that for you," as I'm pretty bad at searching. :PIf anyone's interested, this is the video he wants to improve (he's not happy with his mom's recording).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LeYtC9LU-I&fmt;=22

Question by Spl1nt3rC3ll   |  last reply



How to make a camcorder see Infrared light? Answered

Hi, I have an old JVC GR-AX280 camcorder that I would like to turn into night vision.I know it has a filter that makes it so you can't see infrared light.How do I replace the filter with something so you can see infrared light from a infrared LED light board? I have another camcorder and I removed the filter and lost it.The camera doesn't have very good picture now,almost nothing.Looks like I need to have something to take the filters place to get better picture again. Any ideas? Cheers

Question by luther303   |  last reply


Given an old camcorder without charger, how do I charge? Answered

Ok, so I was given an old Sharp Slimcam without a charger. Any ideas on how to charge it without finding an old one on ebay that may not work, for a somewhat crazy price? Would something like a 6V Battery Tender work?

Question by RCS82   |  last reply


Can I use my old vhs camcorder as a webcam for an internet site?

My computer has a tv input. I think I can use that to connect my camcorder to the computer. I'll probably need some software. Once I can view it on my computer what does it take to put it on a website for viewing?

Question by chitch7   |  last reply


Can you Record Directly to ipod from camcorder, camera, etc ??

Hello everyone i was wondering is it possible to record direct from ipod to a camera or a camcorder. I have seen the 100 dollar devices buy thats really expensive and kind of stupid when it probably only has to do with 3 wires. so if there is anyway please tell me if not tell me. More importantly if there is a way MAKE AN INSCRUTABLE ON IT!!!! i havent seen one anywhere on how to do this, metacafe, youtube, google,and rotteneggs From Homepie64

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Ripping Samsung VP-DC171 Camcorder On XP?

It has no way of connecting to the computer.I can play the discs in DVD form in my mom's Vista laptop and a DVD player,but it shows up as a blank disc on my computer.I tried a ripping program,but it comes out blank and gives an error halfway through.How can I get the files off the disc?

Question by Derin   |  last reply


Can I replace/modify the Vado HD's internal mic?

I just got a new pocket camcorder; the Vado HD. It's the second generation, which means it has no input jack for an external mic. Could I pop the camcorder open, remove the internal mic and solder on an audio input jack in its place? would there be consequences?

Question by magnum-colossus   |  last reply