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- Published on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 16:55
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One of the most thrilling aspects of filmmaking is putting together your videography gear for video production. Remember, there is no "one size fits all" videography gear or equipment for everyone as there are so many factors such as budget and location. So what we have tried to do on this page is discuss some basic equipment you may want to consider. You will need to look for some basic filmmaking equipment to start. A good place to start is with a video camera and create from there. A video camera is the main equipment of your filmmaking gear package. What camera you opt for depends on your budget, how you would like your video clips to look and the type of filming you're doing. You can capture a documentary on anything from your iPhone to a DSLR to a top of line camcorder with your cell phone stabilizer. Whatever camera you choose, be sure you capture excellent sound. An essential piece of equipment to keep your video clip looking steady and professional is by using a tripd. Get a tripod with a smooth head for awesome looking pans. A boom mic is also a great equipment to capture audio from a group interview, group scenes or any scenario where you need to get high quality audio quickly. You never want to get caught without batteries out on a shoot. Except if you're going into the Amazon, maybe 4-5 extra batteries should be enough for some shooting situations. Don't forget to also bring a flash memory care with you. You'll need to record all that footage you will be shooting. If you are ready to take your filmmaking up a level, try some of the specialty video production equipment items to achieve those cool Hollywood-looking video clips. Clearly a lot of fast camera motion is going to require greater rates of compression for video. But several types of movement also have diverse results. A smooth dolly shot will in fact compress quite well but, oddly enough, the same move-in or out using a zoom will not compress well, and usually zooms are not to be used if possible. Handheld shots will tend to suffer greatly, except if they are stabilized later using a video camera stabilizer. Steadicam shots can work really well if done well. Unfortunately most steadicam shots have a bit of float which, although barely noticeable to the typical viewer, won't compress as well as a real dolly or track shot.