Hey all just wondering what you guys have been using for a Practice Cam to use on a weight cage. I've had a cheap camcorder for a year or so that I use with my weight cage but it's pretty terrible and has some weird stabilization compensation that makes the image go out of wack sometimes. Looking to get a better "cheap" camcorder or camera that has some zoom functionality to simulate different focal lengths. I have a small mirror less camera but I'd like something to keep permanently on the weight cage, It's also limited to the 2 primes I have so something with zoom would be great. Thanks.
What Camera for your Practice Cage?
Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:05 PM
A Used Sony 537 or D30 w a betacam SP back with a used Canon zoom lens from ebay will only cost about $300 complete. Get an upconverter to convert the image to SDI and your set with a real camera.
Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:11 PM
There is no shortage of good Sony ENG digital camcorders, CHEAP. Check Craigslist. Since you're practicing with it, you can get the DSR300 and be happy. I don't want to think about what these cost when they came out -- I've got a DSR300 on the market for $250 and a DSR500WS on the market for $500. You can probably find a similar deal in your area, walk up, talk him down, and wonder why you ever used consumer cams.
Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:18 PM