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What Video Camera Should I Buy?

Video cameras have come a long way. They're smaller, lighter, and shoot in higher resolutions—4K and beyond. Now more than ever, we have to make the right choice on what camera to buy or rent for the type of productions we shoot. The lighting, the locations, the size of your team, and even the computer you use for video editing can all impact the decision.

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. Topics include:
  • 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

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Length 50m 55s
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Instructor Erik Naso
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Tags Video Filmmaking Shooting Video

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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 50m 55s
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $0/month (Access to entire library- free trial available)
From LinkedIn Learning
Instructor Erik Naso
Download Videos Only via the LinkedIn Learning mobile app
Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Tags Video Filmmaking Shooting Video

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