Shooting video…

Well, I ran out of time to compile the podcast segments in the day, so figured I would answer another listener question via blog post today.  The question came in inquiring how I produced video, and what my recommendations are.  While this is a great question, especially given the trend towards convergence between still and video formats, the simple answers to the question are:

Q:  What do I shoot my video with?

A:  I shoot my video with a Canon Powershot AS500 IS.  These are nice little compact cameras and the built in video option is a handy feature to have in a P&S grade camera.  As you can tell from previous videos, the quality isn’t stellar but it can get the point across nicely on a budget.  For additional reviews on a pretty extensive array of P&S cameras with the video and other features, I happened across this site that seems to give a nice variety:  iGadget Life. Feel free to read through the content there and even share your own reviews…

Q:  What would I recommend for video cameras?

A:  This is a tough call because my experience has been somewhat limited.  I would say it does depend on what your budget is…I understand the Flip cameras produce nice quality videos and the price is very reasonable.  You can get more features when you start throwing more bills at the product, so it really just goes up from there.  Given my limited experience with video, I’ll defer the rest of this question to the listening and reading audience.  What would you recommend for those interested in recording video?  Sound off in the comments!

In some other blog news and notes, after doing several book reviews here on the blog, it seems appropriate to offer people direct links to online resellers so if they are interested, they can get the book on their own, so I’ve added an Amazon “Recommended Readings” link to the sidebar.  To check out the books I’ve read through and recommend, feel free to stop in via the link to your right – a few pennies go in the tip jar, but nothing extra comes out of your pocket so it’s a win-win scenario! 🙂

Last, but not least, the February contest is now alive and kicking, so stop into the Flickr thread to check out the subject, guidelines, and to submit your own photos!  Given the talent from January, February has some big shoes to fill!  Looking forward to seeing what people come up with!  🙂

That’s it for today – happy shooting and we’ll see you back here again tomorrow!

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1 comment for “Shooting video…

  1. February 3, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Great topic. I started a photography video series on my blog titles FOCUS. (FOUCS is a web series that highlights photographers and their favorite photos. Where they can speak about their thoughts about the photo and what went into getting the shot.) I shoot all my video with a FlipCam. I went with Flip for the high quality and low price point. I’m a photographer and I want to invest my money in photography equipment. Video is a great creative outlet for me that I allow myself to get distracted with.

    It’s been nice to have another creative outlet and also another source of media for my blog.
    .-= Greg Taylor´s last blog ..The Day The Music Died =-.

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