• Why are video cameras so expensive?

    I mean, seriously, I've been to a lot of electronic stores, and all their video cameras are off the charts expensive. It seemed like video cameras used to be more affordable. And seeing that high quality cameras are practically an addition to all smart phones nowadays, I figured the price would go down a... show more
    I mean, seriously, I've been to a lot of electronic stores, and all their video cameras are off the charts expensive. It seemed like video cameras used to be more affordable. And seeing that high quality cameras are practically an addition to all smart phones nowadays, I figured the price would go down a bit...but no. I went to Best Buy a while back, and the cheapest video camera was around $600. Ridiculous!
    10 answers · 2 months ago
  • What's the best documentary camera for my budget/needs?

    I'm looking to shoot interviews and b-roll (indoor and outdoors) for personal documentary projects. I have a budget of around $4,000 for a camera body. I will likely be on my own shooting, so it would be nice to have built in XLR inputs so I don't have to deal with audio separately. At this point I have... show more
    I'm looking to shoot interviews and b-roll (indoor and outdoors) for personal documentary projects. I have a budget of around $4,000 for a camera body. I will likely be on my own shooting, so it would be nice to have built in XLR inputs so I don't have to deal with audio separately. At this point I have no need (or space) to export projects in 4K, but I've heard it's still important to shoot in 4K so you have the file options. Bottom line - what's important to me is a camera that produces a high enough quality image that could be submitted to film festivals in the future. What camera(s) do your recommend and why?
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Can you recommend a good, but cheap camera that I could use to film videos?

    Can you recommend a good, but cheap camera that I could use to film videos?

    Can you recommend a good, but cheap camera that I could use to film videos? I searched a lot and found this one. Is it reasonable? http://amzn.to/2FXdaHR
    Can you recommend a good, but cheap camera that I could use to film videos? I searched a lot and found this one. Is it reasonable? http://amzn.to/2FXdaHR
    7 answers · 3 months ago
  • What is the best gift for a fan of Filmmaker?

    What is the best gift for a fan of Filmmaker?

    My BF is a fan of filmmaker, his birthday is coming soon, so I want to send a Camcorder to him as a gift. But I am not familar with Camcorder, I want some advices. Thank you. I am so tired, I searched a lot and found this one. How about this one? http://amzn.to/2Gg41NS
    My BF is a fan of filmmaker, his birthday is coming soon, so I want to send a Camcorder to him as a gift. But I am not familar with Camcorder, I want some advices. Thank you. I am so tired, I searched a lot and found this one. How about this one? http://amzn.to/2Gg41NS
    5 answers · 3 months ago
  • Why does my Panasonic M10 VHS camcorder only record in black and white?

    Best answer: You will probably need some help from a local expert. Determining the Exact cause without looking at the equipment in person is very difficult, but poor tape-to-head contact is a likely problem. It could be due to dirty or worn video heads, incorrect tape tension, or worn-out tape(s). Other potential causes... show more
    Best answer: You will probably need some help from a local expert.

    Determining the Exact cause without looking at the equipment in person is very difficult,
    but poor tape-to-head contact is a likely problem.
    It could be due to dirty or worn video heads, incorrect tape tension, or worn-out tape(s).

    Other potential causes include a bad part in the colour processing circuit in the VCR,
    an incorrect setting or adjustment (either user or serviceman-only),
    or something else not easily guessed at.
    5 answers · 3 months ago
  • Best video file format to use for editing?

    I have converted some Hi8 tapes from my Sony camcorder and they have been converted into .AVI files. I want to edit the videos, is .AVI the best file format for editing them or should I convert to another file format first? Obviously I want the files to be of high quality after editing so I m not concerned with the... show more
    I have converted some Hi8 tapes from my Sony camcorder and they have been converted into .AVI files. I want to edit the videos, is .AVI the best file format for editing them or should I convert to another file format first? Obviously I want the files to be of high quality after editing so I m not concerned with the file size, I just want to know what is the best. TIA
    4 answers · 4 months ago
  • How do people auto focus while recording a video?

    Best answer: They learn their craft, which includes using camcorders instead of still cameras to shoot video.
    Best answer: They learn their craft, which includes using camcorders instead of still cameras to shoot video.
    7 answers · 4 months ago
  • Is it possible to bring back the sound in a video that i recorded with the mic turned off?

    I recorded a video on my laptop (it has windows 10) then later went to watch it back and realised i had the mic turned off, meaning there's no sound in that video. I was proud of that video and i don't want to have to do it all over again as i won't be able to do it as well as i did in that video. So... show more
    I recorded a video on my laptop (it has windows 10) then later went to watch it back and realised i had the mic turned off, meaning there's no sound in that video. I was proud of that video and i don't want to have to do it all over again as i won't be able to do it as well as i did in that video. So is there a way i can bring the sound back in that video even though my mic was turned off? ..any help would be appreciated.
    10 answers · 4 months ago
  • Camcorder that uses 8mm and SD cards?

    I'm looking for an 8mm camcorder to transfer old home videos, but I've also been looking for a camcorder in general (that uses SD cards obviously) and was wondering if there's ANY out there that can do both just to save money? Probably not, but just asking.
    I'm looking for an 8mm camcorder to transfer old home videos, but I've also been looking for a camcorder in general (that uses SD cards obviously) and was wondering if there's ANY out there that can do both just to save money? Probably not, but just asking.
    5 answers · 4 months ago
  • How do I get my old camcorder to display on my computer?

    I just found my old camcorder from way back. It has RCA output. I m planning on skyping a lot more soon (just moved) and thought it would be at least a neat experiment to try and hook it up to my computer. All I need is for my computer to recognize RCA video input. How do I do this. I am operating under the... show more
    I just found my old camcorder from way back. It has RCA output. I m planning on skyping a lot more soon (just moved) and thought it would be at least a neat experiment to try and hook it up to my computer. All I need is for my computer to recognize RCA video input. How do I do this. I am operating under the assumption that RCA audio to AUX audio will translate when I stick it in my microphone input. I have USB, HDMI, and that older computer monitor port that might only be an output i don t know.
    7 answers · 4 months ago
  • What's the best camera under $1500 in term of low light and better quality video. Canon T7i or Panasonic G85 or Sony FDR-AX53?

    Best answer: Of the three on your list, one is a camcorder designed to be a video capture device. The other two are designed to be still image capture devices that happen to have a convenience feature to capture video.

    Define "best".
    Best answer: Of the three on your list, one is a camcorder designed to be a video capture device. The other two are designed to be still image capture devices that happen to have a convenience feature to capture video.

    Define "best".
    5 answers · 4 months ago
  • How to record in slowmo?

    so i have a yi highspeed camera there is a video and a slowmo option if i record in normal video can i go into some editing program and make some of the video slowmo? or would i jsut have to record it all in slowmo and watch it like that?? and if so is there a vise versa where i can speed up a slowmo recording?
    so i have a yi highspeed camera there is a video and a slowmo option if i record in normal video can i go into some editing program and make some of the video slowmo? or would i jsut have to record it all in slowmo and watch it like that?? and if so is there a vise versa where i can speed up a slowmo recording?
    3 answers · 5 months ago
  • Why does Rode VideoMicro pick up a lot of background noise when i record with my Sony 4K camcorder? I have Sony FDR-AX53 camcorder?

    Best answer: Mic placement is key. If your on board mic is close to the subject the audio will be cleaner. If not close, you will get lots of background sound. Serious productions put the mic on the end of a boom pole to mic from above the cameras top frame line, and still get great sound. Youtube has many sound for video... show more
    Best answer: Mic placement is key. If your on board mic is close to the subject the audio will be cleaner. If not close, you will get lots of background sound.

    Serious productions put the mic on the end of a boom pole to mic from above the cameras top frame line, and still get great sound.

    Youtube has many sound for video educational pieces. Search "video mic boom" to see some.
    6 answers · 5 months ago
  • What is the best affordable upgrade to my camcorder?

    I used a panasonic HDC-SD10 then purchased a Panasonic HDC-SD20. Neither camera have really been crisp enough for what I want and my SD20 is really fuzzy I'm not happy with the results. I'll look at any options, it doesn't have to be panasonic. I basically just need something to film for youtube with... show more
    I used a panasonic HDC-SD10 then purchased a Panasonic HDC-SD20. Neither camera have really been crisp enough for what I want and my SD20 is really fuzzy I'm not happy with the results. I'll look at any options, it doesn't have to be panasonic. I basically just need something to film for youtube with but I still want my quality to be good.
    5 answers · 5 months ago