The first thing anyone wanting to learn how to make video must do, is get their hands on a video camera and learn how to use it.
This page is full of links to posts here on VPT that will explain video cameras. There are so many to choose from, which is best for you?
The answer to that question depends on:
- How you want to use the camera?
- What kind of videos you plan to make?
- Do you need the camera to be compatible with other equipment, such as your editing system?
- Are there certain specifications you MUST have?
- What is you video camera budget?
There is no one “best” video camera! Which one is best for you depends on the factors listed above.
In this post you will find links to other posts here on Video Production Tips with more information on all types of video cameras.
We’ll show you what to look for in a video camera as well as share tips for more effective videotaping.
Rest assured, that no matter what kind of video camera you get, today’s camcorders ALL get a good image. To a certain extent, you can not really go wrong. One thing to keep in mind is whether you wish to edit your footage or not. If you do want to edit, make sure whatever file format your camera shoots is compatible with whichever video editing program you want to use.