Hi guys
Maybe this is obvious. Got an old camcorder - any use out of it for stop motion work ?

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The only way to do stop motion is by capturing individual frames while a camcorder records on tape with the images read back by a spinning head (which is why the image jumps or moves when you have it in pause) and thus not suitable for stop motion.

It should have fire wire to transfer to video tape if you want that. Otherwise you could used it for a "making of" video.

The only way to find out is to try it. I used a sony camcorder to teach kids how to do it. It was just the input device, and I captured frames with MonkeyJam. BUT, I found out that some company (Microsoft?) Killed whatever windows tech that made capture possible. 

  Use a USB cord, plug it into a PC, and use free MonkeyJam to test it out.

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