What camcorder for recording DJ Set?
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    Default What camcorder for recording DJ Set?

    Anyone have any experience with taking video of they're dj set? What kind of camera are you using?

    I'm looking for something under $200 US that can take decent video for about an hour and that can accept a line input so I dont have to rely on the camera's mic.

    Anyone have any recommendations or suggestions?

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    Camcorder? Nah!

    I use a combination of a webcam and an audio interface. When recording I capture video from the webcam and the audio from the soundcard (which is hooked up to my mixer's record output)
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    Or you could record sound and video separately.

    For video, why wouldn't you buy a GoPro ? POV videos of DJing are incredible.



    This is truely awesome.
    Of course, this is not a good idea to have it on your head for the whole party, but you can get rid of it and place it somewhere else after 5 mins or so.

    PS : i'm not sure how good is the quality in dark areas, be sure to check that out before buying one.

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    I'm trying to find a solution that wont tax my laptops resources. I tried a webcam once while running reason and I dont think my comp had the muscle to do both at the same time.

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    those go pro cam's seem cool but you for my application they're too much. You can get a Sony Bloggie touch wich is very similar without being ruggedized for about 130 on amazon. That seems to be a decent solution but I would have to record audio with my comp while I mix and then edit the video from the bloggie with the audio.

    Anyone know if theres a way to get a line input on a ipod touch?

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    If you're going to take it this seriously, I'd probably go to a video forum for advice. Would you ask DJ advice on a A/V forum?

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    Because recording a mix isn't exactly complex.

    Do you have a second computer? I don't record with my DJ laptop.
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    I do have a second laptop I could probably set up to do this with... hmm web cam might work out that way thanks for the suggestion mrpopinjay

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