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Sony has a consistent history of producing quality electronic products. One of those includes their line of Video Cameras. In this new line of video cam, Sony couples their HDCAM cameras together under the name CineAlta. They cover a broad range of prices and features, ranging from the XDCAM HD models and the F350 to the widely used and widely popular F950.
The XDCAM HD cameras record directly to Sony’s professional disc media, which is physically
similar to Blu-ray discs. These cameras can also record various quality levels of 1080i and 1080p, along with regular SD DVCAM. Unlike other HD cameras from Sony, the XDCAM HD supports i-Link for file access and DV output.
Near the high end of the Sony HD solutions is the F900. It captures both 1080p and 1080i at
various frame rates, including 25p and 50i. This is also the most expensive camera from Sony, as it costs around $80,000!
All video cameras have lens controls built into them. You can choose between two setting, wide angle and telephoto. Many amateur videographers commit the mistake of alternating the two setting between frames. The lens control is not there for creating effect. It is simply a feature to ensure the sharp recording of your images.
The wide-angle setting is ideally used for close shooting. It basically captures images with deeper depth of field. On the other hand, telephoto is usually applied to distance shooting. To get better focus on a distant subject, it is best to use telephoto. However it tends to create a more flat image as the depth of field is shallow.
Now that you know about videoblogging, or vlogging, it’s time to take your videos to the next level. Video podcasts, or vodcasts, is not to be confused with regular VOD (video on demand), which is for film and TV content, though both are technically videos on demand. To create a vodcast, you need to upload your video file to a server and create an XML file so that iTunes will be able to locate and play it. Putting your vodcast in iTunes makes it accessible and easy to subscribe to and download. In effect, you can use your turn your vlog videos into a vodcast as long as the feed is turned on. Playlist Magazine’s Christopher Breen has step-by-step instructions over at Macworld.
You’ve shot your videos and you’re ready to show them to the world. But then you’re not ready to commit to a vlog. Where do you turn, other than the ubiquitous YouTube? There are a host of video sharing sites out there, such as blip.tv, Dailymotion, Jumpcut, Revver, Veoh, and Vimeo. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the site that’s best for you.
1. Accepted file formats
2. File size limit
3. Popularity with users and viewers
4. Types of videos associated with the site
5. Sharing options
6. Special features (e.g. editing in Jumpcut, monetizing in Revver)
It makes sense to shop around first for a site you like and which has terms of service that are agreeable. Upload today!
Lumiere video follows filmmaking in the tradition of the Lumiere brothers, who are credited for some of the world’s first films. Incidentally, the word lumiere is French for light. Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen and Brittany Shoot drew up the Lumiere Manifesto, outlining their beliefs in what everyday video does and should do. According to them, video without context can be beautiful.No distractions and effects are allowed.The value of the image lies in the multiple interpretations by the viewer.
These are the principles they propose:
- No zoom
- No edit
- No effects
- 60 seconds max.
- Fixed camera
- No audio
Would you like to make Lumiere videos?
How well do you know you video-recording? Check out if you know the following basic facts to find out:
• Exposure is controlling the amount of light that passes through the subject. Too dark will create grainy pictures, too light will washout images
• Point-of-view is basically the recorded image as seen through the eyes of the one taking the shot. It is essentially the personal input a videographer has on the image produced.
• Depth of Field is the separation of the subject in the foreground from the back to create a 3D effect.
• Visual Impact in images is created through focusing of the subject against its surrounding. It is the creative input of the videographer in the process.
Have you ever heard of a video blog or have you seen one? Are you interested in making one someday?
A Video Blog or Vlog is somewhat similar with blogging – you narrate everything that happened in your day, express your opinion about political issues or entertainment buzz or simply make fun of yourself. The only difference is that you have the videocam infront of you and you talk to the camera and post the recorded output in the internet.
Videoblogs are getting recognized nowadays. You are able to unleash the creative side of you. You don’t necessarily need to prepare a script, your costume, your props or whatever. Your videocam is all you need to get started.