Digital slr/stills camera to shoot 24fps over firewire?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by John Smalls, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. John Smalls

    John Smalls Guest

    Hi there!

    I need your input:

    Is there a digital camera that can shoot 24 frames per second (or
    more) in at least 1 megapixel resolution? Output could be on memory or
    over firewire/usb.

    I need it to shoot video in high resolution, but can't afford a real
    24p solution... ;-) (Sort of the DIY way of HD film :) )

    Is there such a device? Can some device be modified to perform this?
    Any ideas??

    John Smalls, Feb 16, 2005
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  2. John Smalls

    Deep Reset Guest

    720 * 480 < 0.5 megapixel, so I'd say "no".

    Deep Reset, Feb 16, 2005
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  3. John Smalls

    Cynicor Guest

    Well, the Canon EOS-1D MkII can shoot up to 8.5 fps for up to 40 frames.
    They claim it's the world's fastest.
    Cynicor, Feb 16, 2005
  4. John Smalls

    Owamanga Guest

    It won't work. Video cameras keep the shutter open for the full
    duration of the frame. In a perfect system, there is no time the
    shutter isn't effectively open, and there is no temporal gap between
    one frame ending and the next frame starting.

    Even if you could get a digital camera to go that fast (which today,
    you can't), and even if you fixed it's shutter speed to 1/24th sec,
    there would always be a time gap where the shutter is closed, and the
    camera is reading the sensor (resulting in less than 24fps). This
    would give you shuddery motion (similar to the high-speed cameras they
    use for sports today).
    Owamanga, Feb 16, 2005
  5. How would that be useful to him? In still mode, it won't shoot anything
    close to 24 FPS. In video mode, the output is standard 704x480 NTSC DVI
    video, 640x480 once converted to square pixels. Neither comes close to
    what he wants.

    I'm afraid that the only cameras that shoot megapixel images at 24 FPS
    are ones designed specifically for that: HD video cameras, and some
    special high-speed industrial cameras that can only shoot short bursts
    but at even higher speeds.

    The cheapest solution might be to buy or rent a film camera, shoot film
    at 24 FPS, and get the film scanned at HD resolution.

    Dave Martindale, Feb 17, 2005
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