Video Blogging, Video Tools You Need - part 1
Just as you need specific tools for podcasting, you also need tools for video blogging. While you can find and use various inexpensive tools for podcasting, the same isn't necessarily true concerning tools used for video blogging. You essentially need two tools: Audio and Video editing software and a digital video camera.
Depending on what you intend for your video blog, you may be able to get away with using an inexpensive webcam - inexpensive here means that it is less expensive than a digital video camera. It does not mean that you should choose the most inexpensive webcam on the market. If you go with a webcam, choose a top of the line webcam.
Note that with a webcam, you will pretty much be committed to shooting your video from one place all the time. This is really only a good choice if you know that this will be the case, and that the video will always be just of you, sitting in front of your camera.
For best results, you should really consider purchasing a quality digital camera. Digital cameras range in price, features, and of course in quality. Typically, the more features and better quality you receive, the more you can expect to pay. As a business video blogger, however, this expense should be considered an investment in your business.
You don't have to buy top of the line equipment, but you don't want to purchase your digital camera from the bargain bin either. When you start shopping, take your time. Try out several cameras to determine which one is going to be the right one for your purposes. While this is not a course on choosing the right digital video camera, there are specific things that you will want your digital video camera to have. You will be presented with a myriad of features, but one thing that you want to keep in mind is that a single chip camera will do - you don't need a three chip camera for video that will be used on the web.
You may want to consider purchasing a used camera. You can visit an online auction site, or even your local pawn shops to find quality, used video cameras. If budgeting is an issue, this will most likely be your best option, since digital video cameras start at around $200-$300.
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