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Video Assist Cameras
« on: Jul 30, 2007, 03:20 am »
I was wondering what people are using for video assist cameras.  Is it easiest to just go with a simple day/night security camera with an infrared illuminator?


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Re: Video Assist Cameras
« Reply #1 on: Jul 30, 2007, 06:09 am »
Security cameras are fine - you may want to look into getting some IR light sources to mount on the stage.

I prefered to have quantity over quality - allowing me to (cheaply) put cameras in any spots that needed attention and use a matrix switcher (as I owned my own equiptment anyway). I would avoid the temptation to go for pan/tilt/zoom cameras as I have found they require frequent maintenance as their mechanisms get filled with haze fluid.


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Re: Video Assist Cameras
« Reply #2 on: Sep 15, 2007, 08:55 pm »
Security day/night cameras with the self-contained infrared source work well in our three theaters. You can add supplemental IR panel light if needed. You should have a good monitor that allows you to adjust brightness and contrast. -Rich A.