Your Camera Makes the Dream Work
In filmmaking, you’re only as good as your equipment. You can have a mind-blowing story or create a world of an alternate reality, one thing is for sure, your camera quality takes your work from good to awesome. The idea behind a good film is the ability to captivate your audience’s emotions, but you need a good quality camera to portray your work. In a world with so many brands and lenses, thrown at our faces, how can we decide what camera to get?
Now, if you are a beginner or working on a tight budget, the present-day Apple iPhones and androids do a pretty decent job of capturing motion pictures. But if you have a little more money and you’re thinking of improving your videography experience then you will have to work with higher quality and functionality. But what should you consider when picking up a good quality? Let’s look into a few factors you might or might not have considered,
First, you need a list of what functions are most important to you; what are the basic functions you expect from your camera? Are you expecting better lighting equipment, continuous focus, or noise reduction? Think of the functions you don’t often go menu diving for. When you have your list summed up, working with your new equipment becomes faster, easier, and more comfortable to use.
You might know the wide-angle setting is one that is used most often because the farther you can zoom out without distorting the image the better the videos would be. You might want to consider the angler length of the lens of a camera. Some cameras work with several compatible lenses, so take your time in figuring out what works for you.
If you love to freestyle (handheld without a tripod) probably to pick up peculiar angles, image stabilization could be one of the things to consider. Depending on how much you need it, some cameras have built-in fast shutter speed to work lowlight areas and indoor action. Also, it some ways, it eradicates the need for a tripod in the future.
Video quality majorly ranges from 360p to Cinema 4k resolution. While 4k resolution is the highest video quality presently because it provides sharper and crisper images, and manipulation of video artifacts, you have the option to choose between Ultra HD 4K and Cinema 4k if you work with streaming videos.
Most filmmakers would not consider sound because most cameras with built-in microphones come with unwanted noise. The best option would be to opt for a camera with an input for an external microphone. But if you decide to go for an in-built audio system then your best bet would be a camera with an XLR unite.
So, these are a few factors that make finding a camera for your next project, one less thing to worry about. It will be more convenient to purchase the best equipment that brings your ideas to life. If you need a bit more help, next week, we will discuss a compiled list of high quality, budget-friendly cameras with their pro and cons.