Video Blogging, Video Tools You Need - part 2
Continued from Video Blogging (part 1)..
There are several add-ons that you will want to purchase as well, including a case for your camera, and a tripod. A tripod is vital, since it will often determine whether or not you produce a quality video. Keep in mind that there are hundreds of add-ons that you can purchase, but unless you are planning to become a professional videographer, you really won't need most of these things.
Remember that a great majority of video bloggers use simple webcams for their videos - regardless of how limiting it can be - simply because they don't see their way clear to spending big bucks for professional video equipment. Start as cheaply as you can, and upgrade as you see a need for upgrades later.
Whether you use a webcam or a digital video camera, you will find that you will need to work with it some in order to learn exactly how to get the quality of video that you want. This may mean adjusting the settings on the camera, or adjusting the light in the room that you are shooting your video in.
Make sure that your camera - webcam or otherwise - comes with documentation that tells you how to operate it. This will be a concern when purchasing used equipment.
If you are purchasing a new digital video camera, it may come with editing software as well. However, much of the software that is distributed in such a way is usually either very complicated to work with, or not worth figuring out because it is too limited. Be prepared to buy your editing software separately. That's really all that you need. You can have all of the needed tools for as little as fifty bucks, or as much as thousands of dollars, depending on what you buy. Again, don't go 'all out' in the beginning. Start as cheaply as you can, and upgrade later. There's no reason to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars when you are just getting started.
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