In this part of the article we will talk about what characteristics of modern video cameras should be taken into account when choosing, as well as try to answer the most frequently asked questions.
First, we need to answer the question: “Do I need a high-resolution video camera or will a standard-resolution video camera be enough?” The answer to this question depends on your viewing equipment (or planned to be purchased).
After all, if you want to watch your video on a regular TV with a diagonal of 21 ”, then we can confidently say that an HD video camera will be a useless purchase for you, all the charms of high-definition video will be“ killed ”by an inappropriate viewing device. Moreover, it makes little sense to watch HD-video on conventional TVs with diagonals up to 29 ”inclusive – you will not see much difference compared to standard-resolution video. Another thing is if you have an LCD or plasma TV with a relatively large diagonal – here high-definition video reveals its advantages. Continue reading
In recent years, the choice of a digital video camera has become an increasingly difficult task: the number of models and formats has been increasing and continues to grow, more and more rapidly: miniDV, MPEG-2, DVD, HDD, Flash, HDV, MPEG4, AVCHD, SD, HD .. From all this, the head can really get sick. But I want to approach the choice of a video camera consciously, having at least a minimal idea of all this diversity. This article is intended to provide the minimum necessary information about the variety of formats and features of modern household video cameras and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. Immediately make a reservation that in this article we will not consider the video mode of digital cameras, as well as various “hybrid” photo-video cameras – a separate article in the series will be devoted to them. Here we focus on the “classic” video cameras (although the very concept – the “classic video camera” – is “blurring” at a fairly fast pace, but still …). And we will start by examining the basic “types” and “classes” of modern digital video cameras. Continue reading
If you decide to buy a camera by the summer, and decide that this camera must be highly accurate, then the main choice that confronts you is the choice of camera type. Today, the world is dominated by five main classes of digital video cameras, which differ from each other in information carriers.
The camcorder has already become as ordinary a home media device as the TV
Here they are – recording on MiniDV tapes, on a DVD-ROM, on a hard drive, on a flash memory card, and finally on a flash memory such as SSD.
Aspect ratio and aspect ratio for various video formats Continue reading