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Old 06-10-2015, 12:23 PM
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What camera do you use for recording/pics at shows?

My Powershot sucks and I have some good shows coming up this summer. Number one problem with the Powershot is the audio is distorted at concerts and records way too loud.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:35 PM
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My girlfriend and I use a combination of the following stuff when we cover shows.

Tascam DR-05 for audio

A Sony camera that, for the life of me I can't remember the series of, for pictures and video if anyone is up for a video interview.

My LG G3 for taking pictures (such an amazing camera, I love it to death) and her Galazy S4 for taking pictures


For doing concerts like you are doing I recommend getting a separate recorder like my DR-05 and synching it with your camera for the best possible setup you can have.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:43 PM
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You should focus on enjoying the show instead of recording it.
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:01 PM
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If I'm up front, I just use my phone (Galaxy S5). Does the job quite well for pictures/video that don't require zoom.

If I'm shooting a show for my friend's blog or for my own archives, I have a Canon SX130IS. Does as good a job as a $199 camera can do.
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My Powershot sucks and I have some good shows coming up this summer. Number one problem with the Powershot is the audio is distorted at concerts and records way too loud.
Professionally, expensive stuff... but that's photos, not video.

Just as an audience member... nothing. I just wish for a laser trap like the one in the Resident Evil movie to kick in and sever the arms of every fuckwit trying to record shitty Youtube videos with a phone or a crappy compact

I'm assuming you're asking from a bootlegging point of view?
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:28 PM
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Professionally, expensive stuff... but that's photos, not video.

Just as an audience member... nothing. I just wish for a laser trap like the one in the Resident Evil movie to kick in and sever the arms of every fuckwit trying to record shitty Youtube videos with a phone or a crappy compact

I'm assuming you're asking from a bootlegging point of view?
Yea and I totally agree with you about hating everyone with phones recording, which may sound somewhat contradictory considering my original question. I have my own personal etiquette for recording which involves not holding the camera over my head as I consider it quite rude when everyone else does it. I hold it just below my head or in front of my head so it won't block anyone's view.

I typically record snippets of a show or funny rants to the audience, not full songs. Although if I could record a good audio bootleg like with the TASCAM MPF mentioned unobtrusively, I would love to record a full show for future playback.
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:30 PM
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I hold it just below my head or in front of my head so it won't block anyone's view.
Same here, I don't film songs that often but usually I'll be on the rail with the camera in front of me so I can have it out of the way and not be watching the show through the camera. Or I'll be off to the side against the wall holding it above my head.

Either way I do film I'm not blocking anyone as I can stand when someone is in front of me filming.
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:51 PM
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The Tascam Dr-05, with the right setting, does make for EXCELLENT audio recording in a live setting. I just use it now for interviews because I got bored with bootlegging. i did it for about a year for my own use to get better at mixing and mastering, but that's it.

It's between 75-100 bucks depending on where you shop.
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My iPhone 6. If you actually take the time to focus in on your target and wait for a rad moment, you can take some pretty fun photos. Not pro quality, but way cooler than any cellphone photo has any right to be. I've gotten to the point where I can see a cool moment coming like 10 seconds ahead of time, which is enough to pull out the phone, take the shot then stash it. I always settle for only one really cool photo per show (if I feel like taking any at all), because I know even the small amount of time my phone is out has gotta be annoying to everyone else.

Cellphone videos should die in a fire though, no exceptions. At least in LA and the Bay Area, there are guys that do a really great job of visually documenting shows without being obtrusive jackasses in the crowd. I like to think that every cool scene has their own "archivist" that documents local shows in a way that doesn't invade the audience's experience.
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The only time I might take pictures during shows is in between songs, so I don't miss anything. I use my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, picture comes out a little blurry, but not terrible.
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