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Digital video camera for stop motion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Ahumada Feb 16. 2 Replies

Hello everyone,I am new here and just registered today.I have a question: I am starting out in stop motion animation and need some advice on a camera.I do not yet have a DSLR camera to use for…Continue

 

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Stop motion test shot against greenscreen

This is a stop motion test I shot against green screen for later composition with a different background.
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"Don't tell anyone, but sometimes I use hot glue to keep the tripod and the camera steady "
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"However, I DO like this site because it encourages people to be creative and experiment in stop-motion. Keep up the good work and keep on experimenting.... I know I will!"
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"One suggestion is to get some film making sandbags to weight things down and help prevent them getting knocked accidentally out of place."
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"StopmoNick, Thanks for the compliments and the tips/insites on how to better my set-up. As for the stack of cardboard boxes?... you're right, I DO need to invest in a full size tripod. It would make some shots a lot easier."
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"Nice even lighting on that greenscreen!  Some minor hotspots, but not too bad and no shadows. That always makes keying easier.   Putting the camera on a stock of cardboard boxes doesn't seem ideal, a full size tripod would be better,…"
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Michael Ahumada replied to Michael Ahumada's discussion Digital video camera for stop motion?
"StopmoNick, Thank you so much for that detailed description of my video camera and the details of how low the actual resolution it yields as compared to the HD DSLR cameras. I do realize the old standard definition cameras are low resolution but I…"
Feb 16
StopmoNick replied to Michael Ahumada's discussion Digital video camera for stop motion?
"I looked up the camera, and I see it also does still images, with a 1 megapixel sensor.  Are you capturing from video, or from stills?  The video, at standard def. would only be around 0.35 megapixels (720 x 480 if it's NTSC), so it…"
Feb 16
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Digital video camera for stop motion?

Hello everyone,I am new here and just registered today.I have a question: I am starting out in stop motion animation and need some advice on a camera.I do not yet have a DSLR camera to use for animation, however what I do own is an old standard definition Canon ZR 850 digital home video camera. I have been shooting some stop motion tests with it and the results are somewhat low resolution. My question is this: Is this possibly due to the low resolution chip of the camera itself or the actual…See More
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