Figure 1: The S8600 has an enormous built-in zoom lens.
The fact that some software can act as an NLE editor for video is sometimes a by-product of animation facilities. The frame-by-frame JPEG image file format of motion-jpeg – which uses the MJPEG acronym – makes it automatically a candidate for any kind of animation software action, in the same way gifs and apngs are animated. MJPEG is just a series of JPEG picture images inserted serially into a file. MJPEG is all I need, so I don’t care about any other codecs (whether they exist or not). It’s beautiful in its simplicity, although it does have some drawbacks.
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Figure 1: A Fujifilm S8600 “Bridge” camera.
Probably the cheapest way to create videos where convenience is at least a little appreciated is to purchase a so-called “bridge” camera.
A bridge camera is a camera designed to fill the niche between the least expensive camera type (compact / point ‘n shoot) camera and the much more expensive DSLR camera. In recent years some DSLR cameras have had their pricing reduced from the historically (pretty high) costs. Even with those recent reductions, for the budget minded (often novice level) user, the bridge camera still can find a good home and happy owner.
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