Choosing Your Video Equipment Essentials

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This presentation will give you the video equipment essentials that you need when shooting. David Jenyns talks about the essentials that you need like camera, audio, mics and lights. He also points out that modern technology like iPhones can be used now.

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Choosing Your Video Equipment Essentials

  1. 1. CHOOSEYOUR WEAPON The right gear to give you the edge.
  2. 2. DECISIONS, DECISIONS • Huge range to choose from • Only get what you need • Grow with it • Avoid technology paranoia • Don't blame it on the equipment
  3. 3. CAMERAS • What do you really need? • iPhone • Flip, Kodak Zi8 • Handycam • Prosumer • DSLR
  4. 4. TRIPODS • Must be able to take your camera’s weight • Easy to set up and pack down • A bubble level is important • Height is too. 100 - 150cm high • Prices range from $40 - $10,000. Choose one around the $100 mark
  5. 5. AUDIO • www.vimeo.com/733174 • More important than your camera • Know your purpose • Three main types: camera-mounted, stand-alone and wireless
  6. 6. TYPES OF MICROPHONES • Bluetooth • Sony ECMHW2 - made for Sony, versatile • Sony ECMAW3 - not Sony specific, made for cameras that allow a mic plug-in, omni-directional • Camera-mounted • Rode video mic, plug-in, directional • USB • Snowball, ideal for desktops, podcasts, omni-directional
  7. 7. LETTHERE BE LIGHT! • Make a big difference to professionalism • Image quality improves • Classic set-up is to use 3 lights, but can get away with 2
  8. 8. TYPES OF LIGHTS • Redheads: 650 - 800w, professional, hot • Fluoros: less power consumption, cooler • LED: low power consumption, versatile
  9. 9. I GOTYOUR BACK • Simple is good • Black is best • Hang a sheet or thicker fabric • Need a set of stands
  10. 10. GOING GREEN • Green screens are more complicated • All about consistent lighting • Chromakeying can be done in iMovie
  11. 11. OUR SET UP
  12. 12. QUESTIONS

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