Fisher Price PXL 2000 Pixelvision? Opinions?

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Fisher Price PXL 2000 Pixelvision? Opinions?

Post by Kircules » Tue May 18, 2010 7:53 pm

I recently acquired one of these neat little cameras that records on old audio cassette tapes. It seems like there is a little bit of a cult following.

I shoot a good amount of super8, in fact when I bought this camera I also picked up a Bolex 551XL Macro and 12 rolls of expired Tri-X for a buck a roll.

I haven't shot anything yet, but I'm deciding between trading it for a new super 8, like a 1014 XLS or keeping it around for projects.

I'm shipping it to a guy who rebuilds it and puts in professional AV jacks and a aperture knob amongst a few other hacks.
Kinda Neat!

Looking for opinions on whether to keep it or sell it.
Anyone shoot with one before?

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Re: Fisher Price PXL 2000 Pixelvision? Opinions?

Post by Davideo » Tue May 18, 2010 8:36 pm

http://www.retrothing.com/2005/11/fisherprice_pxl.html

Here's a link to an article about this camera which includes several comments from users.

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Re: Fisher Price PXL 2000 Pixelvision? Opinions?

Post by Davideo » Tue May 18, 2010 8:44 pm

This is an interesting camera. Look at this footage from YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i47iX8jOHSE

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Re: Fisher Price PXL 2000 Pixelvision? Opinions?

Post by etimh » Tue May 18, 2010 9:29 pm

Lot's of footage and experimental shorts out there. Best use of the Pixelvision cam, in a feature, no less, is in Linklater's Slacker. Check it out.

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Re: Fisher Price PXL 2000 Pixelvision? Opinions?

Post by Tyler » Wed May 19, 2010 5:44 pm

Can you give me the information on the person that is repairing it and installing the AV plugs. I have one of these cameras put it doesn't work. Would be nice to get it fixed and mess around.

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Re: Fisher Price PXL 2000 Pixelvision? Opinions?

Post by Kircules » Wed May 19, 2010 8:15 pm

The Guy who does all these mods has a company named "Bentstraments".
Supposed to be the #1 tech on these cameras ever.

Thanks for all the info and links!

I think I'm going to rebuild it and hang onto it for a while. Maybe shoot a music video or something!

Thanks again!
Kirk

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