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What Is A Good Camera For Shooting Music Videos?

Music Videos And Short Films Possibly.

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  • Jim A
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    That would depend on who's going to see them.

    You can't make "films" with digital cameras, it's impossible since these cameras don't take film. They shoot video so if you're going to talk this stuff at least get your terms in order.

    If you're planning on music videos and you want them to look right it's going to cost you. A good video camera for such a purpose is around $3,000 and up.

    Next comes audio. It won't work to simply record the audio with the camera, at least not if you want to do it correctly. You'll need some external recorder, a mixer and several microphones to pick up the sound and have it be good, not tinny and scratchy.

    Third you're going to need a good editor. There are many available for around $100 but the real professional editing systems can be many hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Also you need a very high speed computer to make all this work.

    Fourth, what about lighting? Have you thought about lighting? Very important. Decent kits are available for oh $700 or so but to get it right you'll want many lights and many hundreds of dollars.

    So I'd say bottom line for short movies (not films) and music videos bottom line $10,000 and that's just to get started.

  • 5 years ago

    Camcorders and cameras that occur to seize video as a secondary "comfort function" variety in rate from about $50 to about $eighty,000. Step 1: Set a price range. Furthermore to the video capture gadget, your searching record should have a tripod or different steadying gadget (or be certain to use a chair, shelf, the bottom, counter-high - anything, but not handheld); lights and assuming you wish to have decent audio, the video capture device will have to have a mic jack so you need to use an external mic. We assume your pc has the horsepower to handle editing video and you have a video editor that's quite new. Video seize devices at the low end have small lenses and imaging chip. They can not do well below low light or terrible lighting fixtures conditions. What you consider you store on getting an low priced camcorders you will have to come to be spending on lighting. Also, on the lo end, they on the whole do not need a mic jack. When the camera/camcorder is within the proper place for the video, then the developed-in mics most often are not within the right location to file the audio competently... And if the built-in mics are in the proper position, then the video framing is just not so excellent... And not using a mic jack, you should utilize an outside mic (but you should use an outside audio recorder and synch the audio while you edit). Because the camera/camcorder develop in cost, the lens diameter will get bigger, the imaging chip system raises in measurement and a few of the guide controls that have been buried in a menu start moving to the external of the device... Your first requirement is quite average and may also be observed in any camcorder. Some dSLRs will overheat. Your 2nd requirement is called "racking". Camcorders and dSLRs can do this manually assuming you've gotten manipulate over the aperture (iris - make it wide open), shutter and center of attention. Your computer may already have video editing program in it. MovieMaker for windows or iMovie for Macintosh. Better but, invest in some thing better like ultimate cut or Adobe most appropriate. Use the video editor to add audio monitor (like track). Be certain you've permission to make use of the track is you did not write it... At a minimum, i would suggest a Sony HDR-FX1000 for a camcorder.

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