cctv/video for youtube help?

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  1. guydewdney

    guydewdney Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Anyone any good with cctv or similar?

    The mrs wants to do a youtube type channel, doing cooking. But, the big but, shes wheelchair bound (motorbike accident). So she cant get up and adjust a camera mid cook iyswim.

    I was thinking of a say four camera cctv system, and she could edit from the four channels, a bit like a four channel audio recording in a studio.

    Or a remote control ptz camera, with 'live' monitor?

    Any ideas?
     
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    Depends on the CCTV recorder. The ones I use (DVR, Software based) record each camera as a separate 5 min file per cam, others just record the raw data and you have to follow a tiresome method of setting the times and streams to archive off into a readable format. In your case, I think a decent webcam with PTZ will offer less chalenges
     
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    But one cam with ptz has one angle of view, or viewpoint. Imagine wanting a closeup of a pie, but also a roast chicken,for example. Hmmm.
     
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    bear in mind that most CCTV records in a non standard format, so will require processing before you can even think about editing the footage. At least stock WebCams will record in a format that you can drag into most media editors.
     
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    How about a few cheap dash-cams - recording to SD cards - you could then edit the footage and add commentary etc later.
     
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    What's wrong with using a good ol' cameraMAN? :)
     

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