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Selecting A Video Camera

Recently I have been researching video cameras because I am in desperate need of a new, more professional one and I have been finding it really difficult to choose one. There are so many things that need to be considered when thinking about video cameras and to be quite honest I had no idea where to begin, I found it very overwhelming. I just want a video camera to appear so that I can begin having a play around and start filming, however I know that its really important that I do not rush buying one. I need to find something that is well suited to myself and my capabilities, because having a camera that I do no understand would be a nightmare. Choosing a camera is very difficult and daunting because you have to try and think long term, about the features that you may grow into as you develop your skills, and also the type of film-making you will be using it for.

I felt that it was important that I researched ways to make this process simpler, so when I actually go shopping for a video camera I know exactly what key features to look out for. I stumbled across this video blog, How To Choose A Video Camera and it was uploaded by a video production company. It covers five important aspects that really need to be considered when going to buy a video camera.

To begin with, the blog explains that it is a essential to consider how much manual control you will need, this means the ability to effect the exposure or the brightness of the image, the focus and the depth of field. It tends to be the more manual control the camera has the more expensive this will be, so this is important to think about in regards to your budget. However, if you can afford it and are comfortable and confident in manual control then usually the best results are are achieved this way. Another feature that is important when looking at cameras, is the audio capability. The sound is so vital for moving image so it is important check whether there is a decent microphone built in. Because if not then you will need to buy a separate one to pick up the audio, if this is the case then you will need to double check if there is a microphone jack to plug in an external microphone.

It is also crucial to consider the video cameras audio capability, for example, does it have a decent microphone built in? Because if not, you may need to also buy a separate one to pick up better audio, this then creates the issue of needing to ensure that the camera has a microphone jack to plug in an external microphone.

The majority of cameras you will be looking at will be tapeless unless you are looking specifically for one which will require tape instead. However, generally speaking HD cameras will record onto memory cards. Which is very beneficial for a number of reasons, firstly less risk of the tape breaking and as a result losing footage. Secondly it also means that there is less noise when recording and finally, memory cards are reusable, therefore will work out as being cheaper in the long run.

It is important to also consider how much manual control you will need, therefore effecting the exposure or the brightness of the image, the focus and the depth of field. If you feel comfortable and confident, usually the best results tend to be achieved through manual control.Usually the more you spend on a camera the more manual control can be achieved.

Check out the video blog, how to choose a Video Camera, then have a look at Lambda Film, a video production Norwich company, who have a range of video blogs looking at marketing and production.

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