Mount Bottom-Loading Camcorder on a Tripod

May 22, 2007 — 1 Comment

FresHDV points to a company that makes accessories for mounting a bottom-loading camcorder onto a tripod so you can change tapes without having to remove the camera entirely:

One of the curses of cheap cost-effective “consumer” camcorders is the bottom-loading tape transport. It forces you to unscrew your tripod plate from the camera to swap tapes, which is a complete deal-breaker in some situations. For instance, long-form event shooting often requires multiple tape changes which renders these low-cost camcorders a lot less viable.

Fortunately, there are a number of accessories that can ease the pain of a bottom-loading camcorder. This company offers a number of shims and plate adapters for a wide variety of consumer camcorders that make it possible to load a tape without removing the camera from your tripod. And they are pretty reasonably priced too. Check ‘em out.

One response to Mount Bottom-Loading Camcorder on a Tripod

  1. 

    Very interesting. Another great way of avoiding the troubles of replacing tapes during extended periods of recording is purchasing a digital camcorder with an internal hard drive. Hitachi, Panasonic, and Samsung have affordable digital camcorders that feature up to 30 GB of internal space. Plus, the video quality is superb!

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