According to a legend born in the bowels of Sony, the first amateur analog video camera was created in 1980. However, the real consumer war begins in 1985, when Sony launches a video film of the analog standard Video 8, and the JVC introduces the VHS-C analog format – the “compact” version of the VHS analog format. The consumer gets access to the equipment connecting in one case both the camera and the recorder-recorder. But more recently, video lovers walked with two separate “boxes”: one shot, and the other recorded the image. So there was a camcorder (camera & recorder).
The very first camcorders were analog, and the image quality was noticeably worse than what we used to see on the TV screen. In television in England, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in some countries of Western Europe, the PAL color television standard is adopted, which forms a television image of 625 horizontal lines. Continue reading
In recent years, the choice of a digital video camera has become an increasingly difficult task: the number of models and formats has been increasing and continues to grow, more and more rapidly: miniDV, MPEG-2, DVD, HDD, Flash, HDV, MPEG4, AVCHD, SD, HD .. From all this, the head can really get sick. But I want to approach the choice of a video camera consciously, having at least a minimal idea of all this diversity. This article is intended to provide the minimum necessary information about the variety of formats and features of modern household video cameras and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. Immediately make a reservation that in this article we will not consider the video mode of digital cameras, as well as various “hybrid” photo-video cameras – a separate article in the series will be devoted to them. Here we focus on the “classic” video cameras (although the very concept – the “classic video camera” – is “blurring” at a fairly fast pace, but still …). And we will start by examining the basic “types” and “classes” of modern digital video cameras. Continue reading
Reasons for concern – what happens at home, in the country, in the garage, while you are not there – everyone can be different. It is not necessary to be afraid of robbers, a sudden fire can also make significant adjustments to the layout of the room and to your budget. Or maybe you want to look after a small child – and for this, too, there is no point in buying expensive equipment, a fairly small Internet camera.
In today’s article, we will talk about the TRENDnet TV-IP851WIC camera, the price of which in the Russian market ranges from 4,500 to 5,500 rubles – quite budget. The camera can “see” in the complete absence of light, and also determines the movement in the frame. But that is not all.
The camera is a device the height of a large cup and the thickness of a desktop stationery set (such cylindrical supports for pencils, pens, scissors, etc.). Continue reading