This morning, I had occasion to look up some current low-cost SD Card using camcorders, in the ballpark US$ 130 - 200.
- Full HD 1080, 60i Video (1920 x 1080)
- 10 Megapixel Digital Photos
- 10x Dual Range Zoom Video
- Embedded Software for Sharing Videos/Photos
- 5x Optical Zoom Photo
. . . . 10 Megapixel Still Image Quality
In addition to Full HD 1080 Video the . . . captures amazing 10 megapixel photos.
10X Dual Range Zoom (video)
5x Optical Zoom (photos)
NB, Aug 19 2013: On vid production. We are talking here of doing maybe 10 minute vid clips to use with presentations and in classes. I think a good notebook PC with 2 GHz and 4 GB of memory and a 250 GB hard drive will be quite adequate. Another item for consideration would be an All In One "super-tablet" PC, with that sort of capability, such as this IdeaCenter 23" B540 unit with 3.3 GHz processor, with 4 GB RAM and 1,000 GB hard drive from Lenovo:
. . . which I would use with a wireless keyboard and multi-touch track pad such as this US$ 25 B400 unit from Logitech -- currently Amazon's no 1 bestselling computer keyboard:
UPDATE, July 18, 2013a: Lightworks, now available free for Windows and projected to go full open source with Apple's OSX and Linux versions [cf. Wiki article here], is a full bore, professional Non-Linear Video Editing platform. It is well worth taking note of and developing as a possible platform for video production. Warning (unsurprisingly), system resources "hog," by contrast with say Blender. Basic overview tutorial:
12 --> There are online tutorials, there are books and training manuals, and courses or workshops can be organised.
PS: I see signs (as at June 22, 2013) that a course or workshop probably in the USA is using this post as a resource. Fine by me, why not drop me a line through here.
You may find the following links in the RH col of the blog useful:
- Moodle, Xerte and Exe as key cyber campus and web course development tools
- Video and multimedia "on the cheap"
- Video-making 101
- Blender video sequence editor -- the next level
- A digital multimedia lab for all (hosted at a public library in IL, USA)
- Towards a regional digital, e-book library for a cybercampus
- Potential digital library resources
- The Kno e-textbook initiative
- The Android Tablet -Open Office platform for education delivery (including e-book reading and "light" office productivity)