Long recording time (> 60 min)
Recommended camera is Panasonic HC-V180/160 /260 (HC-V130, V110 or older) or Canon Legria HF R706/707. Order it from any favorite e-store. These cameras can be complemented with extra large battery (order separately) or used with external power-supply.
Recording with action camera (point of view)
To make the recording easier, or as a complement to show exactly what the operator sees, use a “action video camera". Recommended camera is GoPro Hero (2018).
Older versions of the GoPro Hero 3/4 also creates hidden .LRV files (Low Resolution Video). These files can be renamed to .MP4 and then used in AviX. The resolution and video size is well suited for AviX. Only cameras with wi-fi have this option.
GoPro Hero4 also comes with an LCD screen, making it possible to use it as a hand held camera, e.g. together with the Hand Grip accessory.
The latest recommended cameras from GoPro is Hero (2018) and Hero Session. The difference is mainly that Hero has more advanced features, LCD touch screen and a removable battery, while the Hero Session is simpler with a build in battery (approx. 2 hours time) and no LCD screen. Both is really easy to configure and control using the GoPro app for Smartphones.
Recommended resolution GoPro
Can easily be adjusted using the GoPro app (Capture).
Use 720p, 25-30 fps - Using higher resolution will only result in unnecessarily large video files.
Recording using a mobile phone
It is also possible using a mobile phone as camera - Often this leads to large high resolution video files, which is not desirable. However, there is a solution by using an App making it possible to record a lower resolution than the default settings of the phone.
Using a phone also often requires rotation of the video once it's used in AviX, therefore we recommend using AviX 4.7.10 or later, where a build in feature is available making it possible to rotate the video.
We recommend the following Apps:
Small Size Video Converter, available on App store here
LightVid, available on App store here
Instead of buying a camera, a good investment could be a Gimbal for image stabilization.
Converting Video files
Sometimes video files need to be converted. It can be due to:
- The video format is not supported by AviX
- The video format is to big handle in an easy way
- Several separate movie files should be combined to one big file.
We recommend one of the following softwares:
Any Video Converter (can also merge video files): http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/
If the video playback in AviX isn't smooth or doesn't work at all, it can be due to playback settings. There are two settings in AviX: "Software based" and "Hardware accelerated". Go to "Preferences" and select "Movie player", try changing between these two settings. Depending on your computers configuration, one of these is the most suitable.
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