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What are current best lipstick cameras?

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Seth MarshallWhat are current best lipstick cameras?
by on Aug 30, 2012 at 12:33:05 am

I need a lipstick for a new series and haven't heard anything new regarding lipsticks for awhile. I figured I may have missed something. The best I have used are the Sony MC1 but it doesn't do 24p I think.

Specifically I would prefer a camera attached to a CCU/(monitor) by a cable. 24p/30p options would be great.

Thanks


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Seth MarshallRe: What are current best lipstick cameras?
by on Aug 31, 2012 at 4:01:29 am

No one knows?


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Seth MarshallRe: What are current best lipstick cameras?
by on Sep 2, 2012 at 6:07:51 pm

Guess not.... No one cares..


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john sharafRe: What are current best lipstick cameras?
by on Sep 2, 2012 at 6:42:55 pm

Seth,

The Go Pro Hero 2 has pretty much taken over for POV and small "lipstick" type camera use. It's cheap, easy to mount and now has WiFi control. Check out their website:

http://gopro.com/

JS



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Todd TerryRe: What are current best lipstick cameras?
by on Sep 2, 2012 at 6:49:04 pm

John just beat me to that...

I don't think it's a case of "no one cares," but rather "no one knows."

I'd wager most of the cinematographers in here have need for lipstick cameras so infrequently that none of us have used a wide variety of them nor are qualified to pick a "best."

And as John said, the non-lipstick GoPro has taken over almost all of that work, at least in our business. Good quality, easily hacked with different/better lenses, and no need for a different/external recorder. And a throw-away pricetag.

T2

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Seth MarshallRe: What are current best lipstick cameras?
by on Sep 3, 2012 at 11:56:14 pm

Thanks for the response, your post is actually more helpful than you realize.

I despise GoPro cameras and try to avoid working with them at all costs - hence my search. But my avoidance of them cause me not to be aware of lens hacks. I didn't realize you could do that! So, that is actually very helpful to know.

Still, I hate how everything is auto with them and prefer Sony MC1s for that reason. Thanks for the response though.

EDIT: I just did some searching and haven't found what I'm looking for. Do you have any sources for these additional lenses and modifications? Also, has there been a way to lock exposure that I am unaware of? Or any type of manual control?


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Todd TerryRe: What are current best lipstick cameras?
by on Sep 4, 2012 at 2:05:45 am

[Seth Marshall] " Do you have any sources for these additional lenses and modifications?"


http://www.ebay.com/itm/180632904382

...or...

http://ragecams.com/shop/gopro-hero2-lenses-c-72.html

T2

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Mark SuszkoRe: What are current best lipstick cameras?
by on Sep 5, 2012 at 1:31:40 am

Panasonic and Sony both sell an HD lipstick with a cabled CCU, just go to their product websites.


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Ken ZukinRe: What are current best lipstick cameras?
by on Sep 5, 2012 at 6:15:42 pm

Here's an article from Digital Video magazine that rates 'em -- it's current, too:

http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/dv/feature/action-heroes-pov-cameras-y...


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Seth MarshallRe: What are current best lipstick cameras?
by on Sep 6, 2012 at 12:01:14 pm

THANK YOU!!

Exactly what I was looking for!!


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Brian GatschetRe: What are current best lipstick cameras?
by on Nov 1, 2012 at 8:43:37 pm

I use the Firecam HD with good results. It withstands harsh environments, with great video quality-

http://www.firevideo.net/


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