Video Equipment Ideas for Beginners
30th April 2017
Everybody is talking about videos. It's now more important than ever AND easier than ever to use videos to promote you or your business online.
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(This Logitech HD camera can also be used to monitor your home when you are away). It's currently on special offer on Amazon because a newer model is out, the Logitech C922 - but the newer model is not getting good reviews.
Remember, the foam cover for the microphone is for outdoor use. First, here are two microphones that you can use with your digital camera or mobile phone (make sure you have the relevant connection on your device before you buy:)
And here is a desktop microphone that you could use with your PC:
Not everyone will use a selfie stick for videos, but if you do or will, here's a sturdy one that I found on Amazon, that I'm thinking of getting:
When buying a tripod, make sure you get a three-way panhead, which means you can point the camera in any direction. Here are some tripods we recommend, some on special offer from Amazon.
Here is a tripod/selfie stick combo:
When buying a tripod, remember to check the attachment for mobile or digital camera, or, you can buy a converter like this:
This is for photographing your products. Note that you need to shine light towards this box. The typical set up is one light shining in on each side. The white (or coloured - this version comes with different colours) material diffuses the lights, so shadows are eliminated or minimalised. Lightboxes are especially good for taking pictures of shiney objects.
You don't need studio lights. In fact, you can use the lightbox outside, and natural light will work really well. However if you want to get studio lights, you could try these options:
Or, here's a full kit including lightbox and lamps:
There are new studio LED lights available, like these:
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