Need advice on video cameras and equipment for workshop recordings Answered
I’m renovating my basement and getting a new craft workspace. I dabble primarily in costumes/cosplay and terrariums. I’d like to install a few permanent video cameras to do overhead recording of my primary workbench and my sewing bench to capture time-lapse and real-time recordings of my work. I need some recommendations for:
- Cameras I can permanently affix to the ceiling and plug directly into power and run a feed right to my Mac Mini.
- Something that will produce a nice quality video appropriate for instructional videos – I don’t have an abundance of natural light in my workshop, though I plan to install plenty of supplemental lighting. Looking for something under $200 (under $100 would be even better so I can get 2!)
- Advice for setting up those cameras to record directly onto a Mac Mini and being able to have a feed show on my monitor.
- Can I get cameras/software that can do both time-lapse and real-time recordings? If I’m working on a project that takes 20 hours to build, I don’t need 20 hours of real-time recording - I’m assuming time-lapse would be much more manageable from a file–size standpoint.
Any help or advice is welcome! Thanks in advance!