Erik wraps up all the great options for buying your next video camera. So many choices from Sony, Canon, Panasonic, GoPro and BlackMagic it can be hard to find the right camera. A great resource for more info on all things video camera related is eriks blog eriknaso.com. He does reviews on lighting gear and new audio products too. He also shows you how to use them.
- You don't always have to buy a camera.…In some ways renting can be a better option…for a couple reasons.…Let's break down why and when renting a camera makes sense.…If you're on the fence about a camera…that you're interested in and not sure if it'll perform…the way you want it to, then renting a camera for a few days…to try it out is a great idea.…Hands-on experience is invaluable.…A camera I love to use could be the worst one for you…and how you like to shoot.…So getting out there and testing it first…will give you the upper hand.…Cameras are also big investments…and with all the support gear they need,…it starts adding up quickly.…
Not knowing if it's a good fit for you…can be very stressful.…Renting the camera and the support gear is a great option…to help you see if a camera fits your needs…and is in your budget.…Also, rental houses really know their gear.…They're a huge resource on how dependable a camera is…and what camera is good for your shooting situation.…They get these questions all the time.…It's their business to find you the right gear…
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