The Table/Mini LED light kit is a lightweight and portable Light Emitting Diode (LED) light designed by Ikan for use on tabletops. In certain situations where standard studio lighting systems are not practical, small lighting fixtures that can be kept on the table may yield a better result. To suit the needs of tabletop photography/video making, Ikan have modified their iLED-ONE light by attaching a flexible tripod to it and produced the iLED-ONE Table Kit.
As a student with not a lot of cash to spend on making movies, I am always looking for good ideas for saving money. I noticed that even 2nd hand LCD monitors are really expensive, and my cameras are ancient relics that don't have the luxury of a flip-out LCD screen (and those are not perfect anyway and make us all look a bit like "tourists"), so I hit on the idea of using a portable DVD player for the same purpose. This is a really cheap way to do things, probably under $100 depending on how fancy you want to get.
I'm a videographer shooting with a Panasonic PV-GS 70, I shoot mostly live bands and loud music concerts. I want to improve the audio quality of my recordings (right now using built in camera mic) but have a dilemma and need your help. I've been researching the different options I have and wanted to know which one you think would be best considreing a budget of $200.
1. Buy an External Mic for Camcorder: Like the Rode SVM or Sennheiser MKE400