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
Skill Level Beginner
- Do you see a camera on this table you're interested in buying? Do you know for sure it's the right camera? And just how much is it gonna cost you to get it up and running? These are the questions I wanna help you answer so that you can make the best decision on your next camera purchase. Hi, I'm Erik Naso, and as a camera enthusiast and someone who's worked extensively in the field, the question I get asked the most is, what camera should I buy? Although I can't answer that question for you, I can help you figure out what question to ask yourself when purchasing a camera.
Because every production is different, we all have different needs that depend on the type of shooting we do. What do you shoot? Do you need audio? Is camera size an issue? Do you work alone? Should you rent? And the big one, what's your budget? In this course, I'm gonna give you some sound advice on what to look for when you're planning the new camera purchase, or just looking for the right camera for the project you're gonna take on. We'll talk about understanding the type of shooting you're doing, camera formats, lenses, HD or 4K, and talk a lot about camera support, like audio gear, tripods, and much more.
Hopefully, once you finish this course, you'll be able to answer for yourself, what video camera should I buy. OK, we've got a lot to cover, so fire up those cameras, check the audio, and let's get started.