A camera for recording lectures?

  1. Mar 8, 2013 #1
    Hi, I was wondering, what would be the smartest solution for recording lectures at university with the following requirements

    1. I want the video files to be a small in size as possible (not filling my harddrive to fast)
    2. The quality to be good enough so you can see the text on the lectures projector (not amazingly good quality, probably > 5mpx.

    Would the solution be to find a good webcam to attach to my laptop, or to get some special camera that can hold battery for 3-5 hours?
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2013 #2

    Greg Bernhardt

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    I would go webcam. It will be more discrete and there will be plenty of software support.

    Research some of these
    http://bluemic.com/desktop/
     
  4. Apr 14, 2013 #3
    These look great! Would you know of any like these just with the added function of recording video (just like 5mpx?) I don't need HD, just a simple camera with long battery life (or USB) :)
     
  5. Apr 14, 2013 #4

    Borek

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    I believe you can't record without the lecturer consent. But I can be wrong.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2013 #5

    harborsparrow

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    Honestly, get an iPhone. No fuss, no muss, it just works.
     
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