Is there a video camera with an event marker?

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  1. g@z

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    Noob question time.

    I video football, and someone else makes a highlights package out of it.
    I have seen in video processing applications that you can mark or tag events, but that is after the video has been taken. What I would love is a video camera with a button or something that I can push whenever something worth noting occurs, like a good mark or a goal etc, and it puts a marker in the video that processsing apps can then see.

    Does anyone know of such a thing? Thanks!

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    g@z.
     
  2. Hater

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    well

    usually that's done on the audio recorder

    and then when you sync the audio to the video it's a video marker

    i don't know any video cameras that do it though
     
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    This is a really low-budget method, but stick with me. I often shoot sport and performances, and ran into the same issue as you - wanting to be able to easily note moments to come back to later in the cut. So what I did, was get a cheap hotshoe adaptor that I sit my phone in, and I just run the stopwatch on the default Clock app.

    By starting the Stopwatch at the same time I start the video, I then just hit the "Lap" button every time something interesting happens. After the game/performance, I export the lap times to a document, and reference it during editing. It's helped a LOT with generating speedy highlight packages post-match.

    This method works best when I'm tripod-mounted, as I can easily reference the phone without having to move away from the recording - but if you can find a method of triggering the stopwatch when you need to, it might be a very low-budget approach.
     
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