Erik shows you how to pick the right tripod for your camera. Manfrotto, Miller, sachtler and Benro are great. Don't go cheap on camera support. Sliders and Jibs are great for moving the camera The DUZI slider and Genustech jib are small and light made to work with small camera. Erik shows you how a small light Gimbal can be a great way to move the camera.
- When looking at a new camera you also have to figure out…if you need to get a new tripod.…Putting a big heavy camera like this one…on a lightweight tripod can be a disaster.…I sure would hate to see…an expensive investment crash on the ground…because the support wasn't made to hold it.…Let's take a look at some options.…When shooting with small cameras like these hybrids,…you can use smaller tripods.…This will also decrease the expense because they weigh less.…But don't go cheap on a tripod.…This is one of the most important tools you'll own.…
I have a philosophy about tripods.…Buy a good one and it will serve you a lifetime.…It's worth it to spend a little more…on a great set of sticks.…Smooth pans and tilts are signs of quality video production,…and you need to keep your expensive camera safe too.…If the head on a tripod isn't strong enough to hold it,…the whole thing can tip over and crash to the ground.…As you move up to a bigger heavier camera,…so does your support.…This will add more to the price as well.…
Evaluating your production workflow and the camera options out there can save you time, money, and maybe even your sanity. Camera enthusiast Erik Naso is here to help. He'll teach you how to ask the right questions and pick the right camera—balancing "the camera I should buy" with "the camera I want to buy," so you end up happy with your purchase over the long run. Learn how to figure out your budget and needs; understand the different file formats, sensors, and lenses available; and choose the right accessories for any shooting situation.
- Understanding the camera components: sensor, lens, etc.
- Evaluating audio inputs
- Taking your type of production into account
- Deciding on a budget
- Choosing accessories such as tripods and gimbals
- Camera codecs and media cost