Good video camera for your tapings

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Jimmy4string, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Greetings TB video kings!
    I am thinking of the Go Pro Hero 5 to start videoing our band. What do you you use?
    And suggest.
  2. *Bump* I guess I am more interested to know what you guys use or suggest for video -if anything.
    I would like to have something quick to use at a gig or practice.
  3. I get lots of mileage out of my Zoom Q3HD. You can use the built in stereo microphone or line in for the audio.
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  4. mikewalker


    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
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  5. I have a Zoom Q8 I like a lot. Have to remember to use the windscreen for outdoor gigs though unless you are running line in from a board.

    From what I've seen/read, the video is a little higher res on the GP5 (though the zoom goes to 2304 x 1296 at 60fps) but the zoom audio is a little better. To be honest, either would be more than sufficient for a gig/practice, but neither is going to give you a pro-quailty shoot except maybe as the 2nd or 3rd cam in a multi-cam shoot.
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  6. Bullitt5135


    Nov 16, 2010
    SE Michigan
    Thieye i60 is a cheap GoPro-style camera. Video looks pretty good if you can throw some good wash light on the stage area. Audio'll get much better results recording audio off your board.

    Cameras: Panasonic V770 Camcorder (front view + audio track); Nikon 5200 SLR (bassist view); [2] Thieye 60i Action Cameras (guitarist view and stage right cam); additional Chauvet WashFX light out front.

    Word of warning: I also bought cheap-a$$/no-name action cam off Ebay for like $20. Waste of is pixelated and jumpy.
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  7. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    Canon Vixia HF R600 is what I use. HD, image stabilization, optical zoom, good capacity, not expensive.
    Sound capture (A/D) is good but the onboard microphone is suboptimal. I use an ancient stereo electret condenser mike with appropriate adapter into the 'mic in' jack.

    I do use a Hero 4 Session for on-bass shots (you can see a little here... ). The Session versions seem to be smaller, lighter, and cheaper. I might just have to pick up another couple Session 4's since they've come down a bit now that the 5's are out...
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  8. My Q3HD's video quality is good but not as good as my digital camera. But the sound is where the Q3HD outperforms my cellphone and digital camera.
  9. GoPro Hero 5... These are a tad grainy, but the sound is pretty good. Still learning... Gotta set the res better next time

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  10. Not sure how to post a clip, but (hopefully) here's one from the Q8 using the onboard mics
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  11. Bullitt5135


    Nov 16, 2010
    SE Michigan
  12. p-lo


    Jun 18, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I-Phone 6, the picture is not quite as good as a video camera but the mic does a good job of capturing the live band sound for me.

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  13. ^^ that is actually surprisingly good all around
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