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Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

A video from outside:

Under the mantle of snow even gardens, streets and the most hidden corners of the Vatican. The exclusive images of Vatican Media.


Almost drone like.

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How about this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technol...-milan-catwalk

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Me too Garry. This new video game is a far cry from when I videoed 6 weddings in a year and was limited to mini DVD tapes. Editing then was a nightmare as we did not have the computer software available today. I have always enjoyed the editing side of video making and have played around a lot with my phones video. I'm now very close to purchasing a 4k camcorder. Actually I went to Jessops to day and they do not stock camcorders in their shops. You have to order online.
I am now quite confused.......

The thread started out with camera drones. I thought. Yes. Sounds like fun. Then Ian explained that It may be better to purchase a separate camera and drone. I too see the sense in that.
Now you are talking about a 4K camcorder. Sounds a great idea for my holidays and for family memories.

I'm confused, because I now don't know which to go for. Do I get a 4K camcorder ? Or something like the Yi 4K like Ian was telling us about. ( More suited to a drone )

I'm going to have to give this some thought.

Ron. Let me know what you purchase, please.
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Saw that! Not sure it'll catch on.
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I've ordered and paid for a Panasonic HC-VX980EB-K 4K Camcorder with Built In Wireless Multi Camera Function. I opted for this model without the viewfinder as reviewers pointed out that the extra long life battery made it difficult to use the viewfinder on the dearer model and for someone with glasses it was not worth having. I get on quite well with the screen on my camera so I don't see the point of paying extra for a feature I won't use. Also the camcorder can be controlled remotely by my phone or tablet computer. Something else I like is the option to use my camera or phone as a second camera recording in picture (picture in picture) reaction shots etc. I have downloaded the manual, all 276 pages, and I think I will be going to night school to learn how to use it. Roll on Friday when it should arrive.
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That looks a very nice cam, Ron.
I checked out some youtube videos, from a Panasonic HC-VX980EB-K 4K.
Very impressed. Looked better than television, and far far better than any video cams I have had.
I would be very pleased to hear how you find using it, when you get used to it.
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I didn't think they made camcorders any more

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Roll on Friday when it should arrive.
Mmmmm.......Seen the weather forecast ?
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Re: Anyone explored camera drones?

I own a couple of very cheap drones with built in "HD" cameras. They're both actually 640x480 and produce poor results. A screen capture from video is about the same quality as the still shots. I have a couple of GoPros but neither drone is powerful enough to fly with them. I would like to get a high quality system that won't break the bank.
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I didn't think they made camcorders any more

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I was beginning to think the same Ian. Not many shops stock them these days. It is all down to the fact that most people these days are quite happy to use their phones. Most are happy with their poor quality make you feel sea sick videos. There are still a few purist like myself that strive to produce good quality interesting videos. Thank goodness Sony and Panasonic recognize there is still a market for the better quality camcorders be it that they are only available via the internet. I went to Jessops in the hope of purchasing one from them only to be told they had none in stock. I was advised to order online from their web site with collection in store. Then I was told I could decline to purchase if I was not happy with the product. What a sloppy way to do business. So I searched the web and purchased at a far better price, their loss my gain. I purchased a manufacturers refurbished item for almost £200 cheaper than I was prepared to spend. It has the same guarantee with perhaps a slightly marked box.
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I'm a big fan of buy from outlet stores and refurbished items. We bought a new 'refurb' Dyson few weeks ago from the Dyson outlet store on eBay - the best discount price was £299, the refurb price was £179 and it was brand new but with a 1 year warranty instead of 2. My laptop is also a refurb from the Dell outlet store, saved hundreds.

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I own a couple of very cheap drones with built in "HD" cameras. They're both actually 640x480 and produce poor results. A screen capture from video is about the same quality as the still shots. I have a couple of GoPros but neither drone is powerful enough to fly with them. I would like to get a high quality system that won't break the bank.
You can get something like a Bayangtoys X16 GPS drone (there is a non-GPS cheaper one so beware) for around $125 and a cheap powered gimbal for another $40. Something like this:


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Thanks Ian. I'll definitely look into it.
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