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    Howdy y'all. The FAQ says no video cameras, so I'm just going to assume that GoPro's are not allowed, but I thought I would ask anyways since it seems to be a very popular thing to bring along.

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    It depends on the security guard checking you.

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    I use a zenix 2044 every year it always works great for me. It has great optical reflection on my K meters.

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    A GoPro isn't much different than the video capability of your point and shoot digital camera or phone. Yeah the picture quality is better, but it's still not a full fledged camcorder. Security won't care.
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    Made last year w/ a gopro:
    http://vimeo.com/22767375

    One security guard was vaguely curious about it, but not in a "is it prohibited?" way.

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    I think it would be awesome to have a gopro strapped to my shoulder for the festival like a parrot, just capture it all, without bothering anyone.
    and at 6'6, I think the footage would have a nice view.
    Last edited by CitizenJ; 04-08-2012 at 07:42 PM.

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    Nice view of things that are close - keep in mind the wide angle and lack of zoom.

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    Bringing mine with a chest mount. I plan to tape as much as I can. I'm just going to tell them it's a "tough" camera and I highly doubt they'll know the difference.

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    I think people bring in video cameras... just a hunch. Hold on I heard there's this site called youtube.com that hosts videos... let me see if there are coachella videos there... brb.

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    yup yup... people have indeed brought video cameras into coachella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezy f baby View Post
    yup yup... people have indeed brought video cameras into coachella.
    Phones are not freestanding cameras

    Dick move status: Fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitizenJ View Post
    Phones are not freestanding cameras

    Dick move status: Fail
    So every video at coachella was recorded from a phone? Interesting. I must find this phone that captures moving pictures while simultaneously recording audio.

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    Those things are too big man.

    (Actually those would still get by security)

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezy f baby View Post
    I must find this phone that captures moving pictures while simultaneously recording audio.
    lmao what? any smartphone capable of video recording also records the audio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weezy f baby View Post
    So every video at coachella was recorded from a phone? Interesting. I must find this phone that captures moving pictures while simultaneously recording audio.
    Bahaha. Really??

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezy f baby View Post
    So every video at coachella was recorded from a phone? Interesting. I must find this phone that captures moving pictures while simultaneously recording audio.
    Or an actual camera. More people use their phones and cameras now than actual camcorders.

    Dick move status: still fail.

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    I'm going to strap an IPAD to my head

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    For fuck's sake, bring in whatever you want, but trust me, people with better equipment, with better audio recording gear, are going to be there too, and the videos will be on YouTube for you to watch forever. I don't understand the desire that people have to hold their bullshit cameras in the air for an entire set. I think it must be some weird form of social anxiety, driving people to remove themselves from what could be a genuine emotional experience by becoming spectators to it rather than participants. Live in the moment and stop fucking up everyone else's view of the performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orphan View Post
    For fuck's sake, bring in whatever you want, but trust me, people with better equipment, with better audio recording gear, are going to be there too, and the videos will be on YouTube for you to watch forever. I don't understand the desire that people have to hold their bullshit cameras in the air for an entire set. I think it must be some weird form of social anxiety, driving people to remove themselves from what could be a genuine emotional experience by becoming spectators to it rather than participants. Live in the moment and stop fucking up everyone else's view of the performance.
    Not to mention all the webcasting.

    That said, I don't think full recordings of SUEDE and CAIFANES ever surfaced from 2011.

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