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    Need dig. vid. camera to record for 1.5 hours

    Hi! I need a camera for a crazy situation--- our neighbor has been running their car alarm for minutes at a time, because they are angry at us.

    I'd like to capture this on sound & video. I'd like to be able to start the camera recording at 7 AM and run it for 1.5 hours. It would be nice to have a sound and video camera... say under $150... so then I would have evidence to show the police.

    It seems like battery life may be the problem, for recording that long. I really know nothing about cameras. So far for ideas---I've come up with the Flip Ultra(looks like battery wouldn't last that long) and Ipod Nano (crazy idea?)

    Thanks for any input!

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    Re: Need dig. vid. camera to record for 1.5 hours

    I think you should look for a camera that allow you to use an AC adaptor so you can plug it into a wall socket and have unlimited power.
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    Re: Need dig. vid. camera to record for 1.5 hours

    Thanks so much! Great idea! I'll look into those. I never thought of that.

    I'll check back to see if there are any more tips.

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    Re: Need dig. vid. camera to record for 1.5 hours

    If the cam you get has an RCA audio/video out,(Most do) to connect to a VCR, you can set it up, so that the VCR records instead of the camera. That way, you could conceivably record up to 6 hours straight on SLP mode!

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    Re: Need dig. vid. camera to record for 1.5 hours

    If you have a look at this thread Looking for suitable security digital camera you might find some of the ideas helpful.
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