What camera should I use?

A camera is used to capture pictures of the subject you want to animate.
A wide range of cameras and capture cards can be used with Eclipse.
 
For those new to animation:
 
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Webcams
For a robust, easy solution, we strongly recommend a good quality webcam from Microsoft or Logitech.
 
For high end students, professionals and studios:
 
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Canon DSLR's
We recommend Canon DSLRs with a mains power adaptor.
 
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Nikon DSLR's
We also recommend Nikon DSLRs using a mains power adaptor.
 
 
Other options:
 
Blackmagic Design
 
Blackmagic Design

It is possible to use video cameras and capture cards from Blackmagic Design.

 
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Directory scan

Perfect for cameras with tethering and scanners.

 
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Import images / videos

Import jpeg, png, mov, avi, mp4 and more into your animation.

 
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Video cameras

Analogue video and firewire.