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Offline zapdafish

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looking for basic setup for my shop
« on: October 28, 2019, 01:40 PM »
I'm interested in trying to take pics of my work area as I build stuff and am looking for a basic and cheap setup, GoPro is way more than I want to spend. I would like to mount a camera or two pointed at areas in my shop and connect to them  from my andriod phone to snap a pic of whats going on and download pics to phone or pc. Don't care if it has video or not.  Kinda like a cooking show that can snap pics of ingredients but would show stages of my work, lol.

I have almost no idea where to start or google as I have fallen way behind on technloigy. thnx
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Offline nvalinski

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Re: looking for basic setup for my shop
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 02:15 PM »
I go the extra cheap way. Just clamp my phone on random shelves around the shop to get some decent videos and whatnot.

Offline zapdafish

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Re: looking for basic setup for my shop
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 02:54 PM »

hrmm, been digging around and seems like a baby monitor might fill the bill lol.
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Offline Gregor

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Re: looking for basic setup for my shop
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2019, 03:04 PM »
Something that is able to take pictures on an interval (basically doing a timelapse) might be useful, so you can concentrate on work (and sift through the pictures later to pick the ones you want, without being frustrated that you forgot to take one).

Offline Dusty.Tools

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Re: looking for basic setup for my shop
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 01:09 AM »
I picked up a Google Pixel 3a in a sale a while back, and just use with Wi-Fi. Then brought a sturdy case so I don't trash it in the shop.

You might be able to get a good deal on one around Black Friday. I'm not sure how much a GoPro costs, so maybe this isn't cheaper :)

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Offline usernumber1

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Re: looking for basic setup for my shop
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2019, 01:51 AM »
if gopro is out of budget , how much do you want to spend then? 

maybe prev gen gopro used or costco or something would fit. they have interval shooting and can be mounted anywhere without thinking too much

diresta built his whole brand with just gopro footage sped up, and they were from 2015 gopro hero+ or 4  -

other options: old webcam + laptop / velcro your phone / used market : google something like 'best blogger camera 2018/17/16/15' and go through the lists what people are selling in your hood and how much you want to spend

baby monitor - only if it's for free




Offline Bob D.

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Re: looking for basic setup for my shop
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2019, 08:59 AM »
Get a few Wyze cameras and stick the up. You can record to a SD card or take snapshots or record video direct to your phone. They are only about $20 each and record in 1080p with audio. Now the audio is not the best (in fact it about as bad as it could get and not suitable for YT or any other presentation), but don't get it for that. If you want cheap you got to remember time, cost, or quality, pick any two but you can't have all three. In the case of the Wyze cams quick set up and low cost, so quality will suffer. The cheapest place to buy them is direct, but you can find them in HD, and online stores like the one named for a river for about $25 each.

Edit: Just checked and found a deal from Wyze on Amazon for a 2 pack of cameras for a good price and free shipping with Prime membership. There are plenty of YT videos showing the cameras if you're interested in knowing more. I have nothing to do with Wyze, just a satisfied user. I have 4 of their cameras watching inside the garage and both shops, they are NOT rated for exterior use but work pretty well looking out through a window.

No not Canon 80D or even GoPro quality video but for you asked for inexpensive so I'm just saying this might be an option.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 09:11 AM by Bob D. »
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