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Methods of Video Taping Sex (Pt. 2)
Methods of Video Taping Sex (Pt. 2)
So, with the basic rules laid out, you've created a simple, steady cam video. But, you find that this steady cam video doesn't seem to get "all the action" or maybe it's just too intrusive.
I've really debated which method I consider "pro" because I think both of these methods are very effective, but since the final one (part 3) requires a third person, I'll save that one for last. This method is somewhat expensive (can be done for ~$1000) but once it's done, it's done, and you never think about it again.
Now, let's talk about how to do a free-motion multi-camera video.
One of the problems of taping with a single camera is that you may find yourself "rolling away" from the camera, or moving in a direction that the camera cannot capture. Maybe you get into a position that the camera loses all the action and all you see is an empty room.
But, if you're just two people, it's pretty hard to get around and refocus everything when you're in the heat of the moment. Besides, if you have to do that, doesn't it really take away from the spontaneous nature of the whole thing?
Capturing in multicam can be a really unique, hands free method that allows you to edit together the best different angles in a simple format. There is some expense involved in doing this, but once it's done, you'll have a room that is video tape ready.
Most people think about putting together a multicam as multiple camcorders or other devices. Not only would that clog the room, it acts as a constant reminder that tape is running, which can really get in the way of letting yourself go. So, it's time we look at doing something totally different to get the results you want.
For a multi-cam view, I strongly recommend looking at auto-focus stationary hidden cameras. You can find "hidden spy cameras" all over the internet, and if you find those that use an auto-focus CCD color method, (I recommend the Sony series) MicroCCDs at about 0.0003 Lux can be found easily and placed in many locations throughout a room. You are best to get the wired ones - after all, we aren't worried about hiding that we are taping. Using a micro-ccd, look for a night-vision Infrared Illuminator. an IR-IL will allow your low-lux Infrared ready CCD to take a really startlingly beautiful picture with low lights.
The best placing for microCCD are: immediately above (in ceiling) above where you will be, and one on each side of the room (so 3 views). If you want to get aggressive, you can use 5 views, capturing all sides. Because microCCD allows you to capture at a wide angle, each view will be a full picture of the room from that viewpoint.
Now that you have your MicroCCDs placed, you need to run that wiring somewhere. Find a four or six channel VCC (Video Capture Controller) for a PC. You will want one that does around 120fps with an audio encoder. You can generally find these for about $200 or so.
This will come with the right kind of software to handle the capture. Later, if you want, you can watch each stream separate (record to a DVD or whatever) or merge them together using your favorite video application.
I'm trying to avoid name brands, but if you hunt with google, you will find tons of equipment using the "generic" names that I have used, so you'll be fine.
This multi-angle view provides something really unique, in my opinion. Because the cameras are small (about the size of a quarter) and if placed well they become "invisible" (in a ceiling, in a wall, etc.) it is easy to forget that they are there.
One of the common problems with home made video is that people find themselves "mugging for the camera" so you may capture sex, but it has a clear feel as though it was meant to be filmed, and probably not very representative of the way things actually happen. Once you've wired up a room, it's easy to forget about it and just start the recorder. This ability to hide the cameras and get a multi-view in high quality provides something no other method does. Even using another person means you only have a single viewpoint at a time.
And if you're really into super-high-quality output, this method can provide that, using common software it's easy to edit together a video to keep consistency with "the best angle"
Realistically, that's a crapload of work.
The other benefit of this method is a very significant one: unlike either of the other two methods, in which their is a tape or a recording device, because this records to a HDD, it's easy to "delete" the recording immediately afterwards. That way, you know that it's been destroyed.
Final method coming up.