Hiya! First post after lurking around for a while, here goes!
I'm planning on installing two camera's in a venue so a VJ can put either the crowd or the band in the spotlight on a big screen, using Resolume for some visual effects. However, it seems quite difficult to get a clear view of the crowd when it's dark and I'm trying to find out what camera's to use. Budget is kinda low, so I've set my sights on keeping it simple and try to find a few camera's which I can hook up directly to a MacBook 15". For now, this option has caught my eye:
2x Logitech C910 HD webcam. http://www.logitech.com/nl-nl/webcam-co ... vices/6816
These use USB ports, so they keep things simple and low budget. From what I've seen on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vWzTCCeJGM
it works decent in the dark and the auto-zoom function could be helpful. On the downside, getting enough range on the USB cables might be a problem and well.. a webcam is a webcam. I don't expect much depth unless someone can prove otherwise.
So could someone help me out a little? Any tips, suggestions, solutions and options would be very welcome!