Can anyone recommend a camera for slow motion capture?

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Mark M
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Have a project coming up where I'd like to use slower slow motion than I can get with my EX1.

Can anyone recommend something that will let me capture something upwards of 200fps for more than very short bursts. Due to the nature of what I'm filming I think that I'll need to be running the camera for a minute or so to capture what I want. This is something I'll be looking to hire for a couple of days, so cost, while a consideration, isn't everything. Would prefer something Sony, just 'cause I'm familiar with their menu systems etc.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a camera for slow motion capture?
Mark M wrote:
Can anyone recommend something that will let me capture something upwards of 200fps for more than very short bursts.
Most obvious answer has to be the Sony FS700 - unless you have very deep pockets indeed.
 
Depends how long you need the recording to be for, since the max recording times for the FS700 are 16 seconds at 100fps, and 8 seconds at 200 fps. If that's not long enough, I think you're into a different price league. Good review at http://www.xdcam-user.com/reviews/cameras/nex-fs700-in-depth-review/ , but like many others he is wrong in saying that the 100/200fps modes are full resolution. Charts show them to be half full HD resolution (960x540) but in practice they look very good - hence the confusion, normal pictures, normal viewing, and they don't seem degraded.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a camera for slow motion capture?
A cheap option is the GoPro Black Edition. It does 120fps @ 720p 
 
Otherwise if you want really good quality slowmo then look at the Phantom http://www.phantomhd.com/ 
 
 

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Re: Can anyone recommend a camera for slow motion capture?
I've edited sequences shot from Olympus Ispeed cameras which have given good results at pretty high frame rates (1000fps and higher). I believe the production used them because they represented a good compromise between rental cost & performance. http://www.olympus-ims.com/en/ispeed-3/
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Re: Can anyone recommend a camera for slow motion capture?
Olympus I Speed is easy to use and will give you good results for the cost of rental, I have rented it blind twice now and it was easy set up and they have good backup if need to call for any technical help, remember record times will depend on fps, so the way to use these is to hit the button after the event not before as this then caches the frames in ram previously recorded if you get what I mean. We shot at up to 2,000 fps with no hitches and incredible clarity.

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Mark M
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Re: Can anyone recommend a camera for slow motion capture?
Thanks everyone for the recommendations.

The Olympus I speed might be overkill for me,but I'll certainly look into it.

The FS700 looks like it fits the bill. And I can use my Canon SLR lenses on it.

Tom, do you know if it's correct that the GoPro Black Edition's 120fps is only at it's widest lens setting? I have heard differing reports...

Cheers

Mark

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Mic Clik
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Re: Sony MRC1k with Sony HVR-Z1u
If anyone has used this combo, does the record button on the Z1u Camera start & Stop the MRC recording?

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Re: Can anyone recommend a camera for slow motion capture?
Mic, I suggest that you start a new thread with this title. No-one will see it here. Any MODS watching, maybe you can do that?

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