which camcorder has a REC and a STANDBY button?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by peter, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    I want to kick myself for missing two important clips during a wedding due
    to the toggle record button (press once record, press again standby). Once
    in a while the camcorder is pause when I think it's recording -- until I
    scan the record/standby indicator. But I can't keep scanning the indicator
    every second; it's very annoying.

    This would be a non issue if there is a REC button and a separate STANDBY
    button. I can just hit the REC button when I want to record and not have to
    check whether it is recording or pausing.

    Does such a simple feature exist in any camcorders? Is it possible to
    retrofit a trv900 to do this?

    I'm shooting the wedding as a favor for a friend's friend. Still, I feel
    very lousy. I hope the other videographers covered my mistakes. I also hope
    I missed only 2 clips (still afraid to check the tapes). I don't want this
    to ever happen again.
    peter, Jul 23, 2006
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    ushere Guest

    what happens when you want to stop recording?

    the reason they have 'rec' in red (or something like that) in the
    viewfinder is so you know when you're recording.

    you get use to checking it....
    ushere, Jul 23, 2006
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    Litch Guest

    Along similar lines - I wonder if anyone could tell what I could use
    in the line of a remote control for my cameras (2 - vx2000 and 2 - XL1)
    (I use a cheap Sony tripod with a remote and that works better than
    the Vera-zoom I also have.

    With the Vera-zoom unit I have the same problem with the rec. button
    not being sensitive enough to assure me that it is on, or off, and a
    bigger problem with the Wide - Tel toggle not being smooth enough to
    film soccer games fluidly. I am really willing to go to a much better
    system if there is one. Any suggestions?

    Litch, Jul 24, 2006
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