Now here is a m43 video idea

Started May 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Promit Senior Member • Posts: 1,986
Re: More than one video camera

Sean Nelson wrote:

Exactly - an "A" camera and a "B" camera. This is the best way to get enough material to edit together a professional looking result when you're doing it on your own, and it's a perfect reason why you'd need a camera with unlimited recording length.

Another reason to leave the camera running continuously is so that you can capture those priceless but unexpected moments. When you're putting together the final result you can always edit out the boring pieces, but you can't edit in what you didn't capture in the first place.

And then there are special occasions such as lectures where you need to capture the whole thing for documentary reasons.

A million times, this. I'm so tired of the idiots talking about how you shouldn't be recording for that long anyway. There are tons of situations (lectures, interviews, concerts) where you position your cameras and roll the whole time. Maybe you move them around, maybe you don't, but you don't stop rolling just because your stupid camera will overheat or hit an EU imposed tax limitation. You make it interesting in the editing room, where you have lots of footage to work with and combine neatly.

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