know anything about camcorders?

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    Aug 07, 2009 2:39 AM GMT
    I want to stream video from a camcorder to a laptop using DV.
    just bought a 200$ mini dv and am using a firewire cable and it works fine

    i would like more than 30 frames per second and to reduce motion blur as much as possible because i am analyzing runners

    I was told that i should get shutter speed similar to
    1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/750 .......1/4000

    100fps would be ideal

    i dont need any features, heck a simple webcam with those specs i would be happy with

    any suggestions, i am willing to buy used on line or what ever under 500$

    i know, not gunna get much from a jock forum but hey its worth a shot?
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    Aug 07, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    Open your wallet. Higher than 30 fps is going to be very expensive and specialized. Web cams don't have the sensors or bandwidth to handle that.
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    Aug 07, 2009 3:06 AM GMT
    I was wrong. Look into the Sanyo Xacti line. Some of them support up to 60 FPS at lower resolution. They're pretty cheap - maybe a couple hundred bucks. Good luck!
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    Aug 07, 2009 3:09 AM GMT
    thanks bud, and ill be running 2 vids at the same time on the laptop so higher rez would fuck everything up ...HD is not recomnended
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    Aug 07, 2009 3:09 AM GMT
    You won't find 100 FPS in consumer grade videocameras. Definitely not in the $500 range.

    A lot of the new generation HD videocameras shoot at 60i, which should be sufficient for what you're doing. But those start at $800.
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    Aug 07, 2009 3:44 AM GMT
    so whats the cheapest way to get 60p thru dv(firewire) ?
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    Aug 07, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    I would have said the low-end Sanyo (vpc-cg10) but it doesn't have Firewire. As much as I love FW, I think it's dying out on low-end cameras.