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Re: [Debconf-video] whether to ship xfxf's camera

Hi Eric,

On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 11:49:19AM -0400, Eric Dantan Rzewnicki wrote:
> It would cost U$D160 to ship Ryan's camera. Given the general budgetary
> climate in -team I'm hesitant to ask for this and I definitely don't
> want him to pay the cost himself.
> Renting that model or similar cameras for our timeframe costs $600 or
> more on the US east coast. That definitely is not an option. I've
> considered buying my own, but that would be dumb in my present
> circumstances.
> I'm fairly certain we can get enough other el-cheapo cameras to cover
> our needs. My main concern is that they won't have the dynamic range for
> the low light conditions in Interschool Lab (second talk room). We don't
> seem to have money to spend on lighting either. So we risk repeating a
> problem mentioned in the DC9 final report.

If video-team has to spend some money on this, I suggest you to consider buying
a light like this one:


I've bouth one much less powerfull and fits well for indor records with our
cheap Canon ZR800 camcorder. Also, it will be useful for next events.

There're many options here:


This article can also help you deciding:


> I had hoped to discuss this in the meeting yesterday, but no one showed
> up (except for Carl who had to leave for an emergency).
> Other people I'm fairly certain we can get consumer cameras from:
> bgupta
> biella
> Carl

We'll bring that ZR800, which will be available for DC10 until 5th August.


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