Yes, you can use a web cam to produce a choppy online video with horrible sound, but you're likely to lose credibility in the first few seconds. You can get a big edge over the average video blogger by choosing a good tripod, microphone and camera for the...
Viewfinder Tiny Camcorders
Tiny Camcorders The size of camcorders has been shrinking since their inception. The first camcorders were typically shoulder-mounted and much heavier and larger than today's units. People tend to hold heavy things with their arms to their sides, using both hands under the load as if carrying a sandbag....
Jennifer takes a look at bags & cases designed to help protect your video gear.
This week Brandon demonstrates some tips about surviving and filming a natural disaster or extreme weather event. Last Friday Chico was struck by the storm of the decade that had some devastating consequences, some of the storm and aftermath were captured on video and used as examples for this...
Tripods, Dollies and Jibs Are Vital for Your Video Shoot
The stars of video production equipment are not tripods, dollies or jibs. That's not their role. They are meant to blend into the background, be sturdy and dependable and never have tantrums on set. Of course, they may be typecast into supporting roles, but replace that sturdy, fluid and...
John explains how to use depth of field to your advantage.
In our Tips & Tricks segment, Jennifer is back with more hand-held shooting tricks for camera movement.
Using a Car Camera Mount
Getting Off the Tripod and into the Action with Camera Car Mounts. Remember those movies from the 50's and 60's where a couple of young lovers would go for a drive in the country? The "scenery" behind them moved. Every so often, a gust of wind might blow back their...
Andrew has some rainy day tips to keeping your gear safe and dry.
In our News & Technology segment, Derek has some exciting news in the video-sharing world. Samsung has developed a phone that delivers Divix media. A new site we're watching closely is Zudeo which supplies High Def film download with a bit torrent twist. Mark tells us about two new AVCHD...