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Choosing Your Video Camera

If you plan on working on your Orlando video production by yourself, there are some things to consider when purchasing a video camera. Some people often believe there isn’t much of a difference between video cameras, but in reality, your camera can make a huge difference in the production value of your project. Depending on what your requirements are, taking these tips into consideration can help you choose a camcorder that best suits your production needs.

Sound: Using the built in microphone can often cause problems with the sound quality, so if you can test out the camera and the sound quality beforehand, do it! One common complaint when people critique videos is terrible sound. If you don’t find a camera with a microphone that is suitable enough, you can always purchase a separate microphone.

Video quality: Do you expect to have a big audience when showing your production? Chances are you probably don’t want to film it using your camera phone, or even a handheld camcorder. Image quality can distinguish an amateurish video production from a professional looking picture, which can detract an audience.

Transportability: Being able to stick your camera in your pocket is a great benefit because you then have the ability to use it at nearly any time. Smaller, more portable recording devices are often used for recreational purposes rather than higher end productions, so it’s essential to choose one that fits your production needs and your purpose.

Shareability: Some cameras now have the ability to upload pictures and videos from the device itself. If you’re just shooting a few short videos that you want to upload to social media sites, YouTube or Vimeo, find a device that is sharing-ready! You likely won’t be using this type of camera for a high end production either.

Zoom: More expensive, higher end cameras are more suitable for zooming than camcorders and camera phones. With professional cameras, you won’t get the grainy result that you would with a camera phone or camcorder. If you plan on getting a zoomed in and close shot, you don’t want the result to be pixelated.

Going through the trouble of finding the perfect camera can be exhausting, so why not get a professional Orlando video production company to do the filming for you? From commercials to live events and more, NG Production Films creates professional video productions that you can be proud of. You can set up a consultation with us to learn more about our services and to lay out a plan for your project! Just call our office today at 877-203-2895 to get started!