POV cameras are designed to capture your personal, unique point of view and we’re seeing them everywhere. They’ve gotten smaller, smarter, lighter and more durable and it seems everyone wants to own one.
Not every videographer is blessed with the necessary budget to purchase or rent equipment and services to create those expensive mounted video production shots. For the strong-willed, there are ways to get some of the video shots we want, without all that investment, with tools already at our disposal or acquired by buying a few affordable accessories and making our own.
Sony Creative Software has an excellent reputation in the video industry. Their latest version, Movie Studio 13, promises great results for the hobbyist and beginner. But can editing really be that easy?
GoPro, Contour, and Sony have led the HD video action camera market for years now. Conrad Electronics hits the stage with a new approach to the HD video action camera, but how does it stack up to the old dogs?
The M-CT5 5-inch on-camera field monitor from Marshall Electronics is a simple and inexpensive portable display for shooters on a budget. It lacks the calibration features of more expensive monitors, but it’s definitely a step up from your camera’s viewfinder or LCD screen.
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K promises incredible performance for very little money. No other camcorder offers Ultra HD video resolution, Super 35 size sensor with global shutter (that eliminates rolling shutter issues), 12 stops of dynamic range and professional recording formats for less than $3,000.
The Zacuto Marauder is a lightweight but sturdy handheld DSLR stabilizer rig that folds quickly for easy transport. Its $775 price is a significant investment, but well worth it if you’re a professional shooter on the go.
Some amazing work has been done with GoPro cameras, the little HD camcorders used by skydivers, skateboarders, cyclists and lots of other sports enthusiasts. The cameras are tiny and sturdy and can be mounted nearly anywhere providing incredible views of action.