Camcorder / Digital Camera Question

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Post 05 Aug 2019

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Trying to find out what type of video camera is used in the Big Brother house (UK) in the bedroom at night. It really shows up everything and the bedroom is pitch black. Think the same type of camera is used on wildlife documentary's to film animals at night.

Something's happening in my sleep to 'cause me to wake with a migraine so wanna try and film myself. Maybe bruxism, maybe sleep apnea, maybe sleeping in a funny position, night terror's perhaps, who knows.



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Post 05 Aug 2019

In this fake show the room will be well lit with IR LEDs and the cam is just an ordinary high res IR cam.
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Post 05 Aug 2019

jam-s wrote:
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In this fake show the room will be well lit with IR LEDs and the cam is just an ordinary high res IR cam.
Sure it's pitch black, well not lights on anyway unless there is another kind of light on but not (in the words of Peter Kay) with the big light on lol!
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Post 05 Aug 2019

Yeah it's not just the camera, they use IR lighting when the regular lighting is switched off.
If they had a powercut and the camera's were running on batteries the 'night-vision' would be a lot shittier.
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Post 05 Aug 2019

There are cameras with built in IR LEDs, but since they're on axis with the lens, they give you that creepy deer in the headlights look. Shouldn't be too expensive to create your own version of Paranormal Activity. Quality should be enough for educational puroses.
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diminished wrote:
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There are cameras with built in IR LEDs, but since they're on axis with the lens, they give you that creepy deer in the headlights look. Shouldn't be too expensive to create your own version of Paranormal Activity. Quality should be enough for educational puroses.
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Post 06 Aug 2019

Creativemind wrote:
05 Aug 2019
diminished wrote:
05 Aug 2019
There are cameras with built in IR LEDs, but since they're on axis with the lens, they give you that creepy deer in the headlights look. Shouldn't be too expensive to create your own version of Paranormal Activity. Quality should be enough for educational puroses.
Thanks to everyone else who responded.
I didn't mean to make fun of your situation if it came across like that, sorry!
It's just that the videos themselves look indeed creepy, I've seen the video feed over at a friend's house when they were occasionally checking on their sleeping baby in another room.
So the biggest challenge is to find a camera that records a whole night and allows you to watch it afterwards. Maybe the wildlife cameras are the way to go, since they only record if there's movement and don't need any connectivity:

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victure-Wildlife-Activated-Infrared-Waterproof-Camouflage/dp/B07H7D83PZ
Here's a great example of that creepy deer in the headlights look:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... L1001_.jpg

There are also cameras like that, which allow for monitoring /security once they detect motion, but I'm not sure how you would record videos with it:

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victure-Wireless-Security-Detection-Surveillance/dp/B07FKK99PX
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Post 07 Aug 2019

diminished wrote:
06 Aug 2019
Creativemind wrote:
05 Aug 2019


Thanks to everyone else who responded.
I didn't mean to make fun of your situation if it came across like that, sorry!
It's just that the videos themselves look indeed creepy, I've seen the video feed over at a friend's house when they were occasionally checking on their sleeping baby in another room.
So the biggest challenge is to find a camera that records a whole night and allows you to watch it afterwards. Maybe the wildlife cameras are the way to go, since they only record if there's movement and don't need any connectivity:

Code: Select all

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victure-Wildlife-Activated-Infrared-Waterproof-Camouflage/dp/B07H7D83PZ
Here's a great example of that creepy deer in the headlights look:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... L1001_.jpg

There are also cameras like that, which allow for monitoring /security once they detect motion, but I'm not sure how you would record videos with it:

Code: Select all

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victure-Wireless-Security-Detection-Surveillance/dp/B07FKK99PX
No it's perfectly fine. I may have worded it wrong, I was thanking everyone.
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