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Old Jan 7, 2010, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Recording lectures

I need something to video record classroom lectures for the immediate future (As in a week ago).
I need something that has the capability of recording about 8 hours of lecture in one day.

I have figured out that I need a video camera that:
*Uses AA batteries
*Easily allows me to put video on my computer for editing in moviemaker to:
1) burn to dvd.
2)allows me to view on my iphone (mine does not record video, its older).

I would prefer to avoid things like those small dvds and tapes becasue I feel they will add an extra step in getting the video to my computer. I am looking for ease of use.

*I am also looing for something that will have not problems:
1)visually capturing worked out steps of math problems from whiteboard.
2)capturing audio of the steps being worked out.

I plan to sit as close to the front row everyday but there may be times that I am in the back.
What should I be looking for that my ideal camera should have when comparing cameras.
I see a lot of neat stuff at store websites (bestbuy, officemax, walmart).
I have read some reviews at cnet but I really don't see anything that answers my questions.
I have come to realize that not all cameras allow for continous recording of someting like a lecture.
I did go through googling kewords and found on some a forum that someone was using a sanyo xtaci. I googled the camera and figured out that it was an old camera. I don't really know what is equivalent to it today.

I find that I have questions about my notes when studying and need immediate answers or at least need to see how it was explained again so that I can piece things together (math instructors sometimes go fast and don't write out everything).
This is something I desperately need.
Any insight is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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Old Jan 7, 2010, 4:25 PM   #2
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I cannot offer any specific camcorder information. However, as a professional leccturer, myself, be sure to clear the filming and recording with the lecturer in advance of taking action.

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Old Jan 7, 2010, 4:41 PM   #3
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I've just moved this to the Hybrid section as this is where are very clever video people hang out. Hope you get what you need.
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Old Jan 8, 2010, 10:13 AM   #4
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I'd suggest a Kodak Zi8.
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