Camcorder Highly portable, self-contained camera. (VTR is housed within the camera)
Studio Camera • Large, high quality camera • Heavy - attached to pedestal base • Connected to control room by cables
Consumer Camera • Small camcorder • 1 CCD camera • Can get very good quality consumer camcorder for around $300 • Good for capturing family vacations & events
Prosumer Camera • Generally a 3 chip camera (3 CCDs) • Very good quality • Cost around $2,000
ENG/EFP Camera • Electronic News Gathering/Electronic Field Production • Designed to be carried by the camera operator during field production. Usually powered by a battery
DSLR Camera Digital Single Lens Reflex • These cameras can produce both high quality still photos and high-definition (HDTV) video.
DSLR Advantages • Many lenses and accessories to choose from • Large image sensor for excellent resolution (image sharpness) • Produce video at lower light levels • Manual override for creative control
DSLR Disadvantage • Need a tripod or camera mount • Poor audio quality from built in mic. You need external mic for audio pickup.
[The digital SLR camera is] 'one of the most dramatic things to happen in the history of video.' • Vincent Laforet, former Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times staff photographer, now producing his own videos with digital SLR cameras.
Click on the link to view a video shot entirely with a DSLR • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QRBFfcQ1XM&list=PL8E0B0472A88A3A04
Interview with Vincent LaForet • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttrT5U67FnE&list=PL8E0B0472A88A3A04
Other Devices for video: • Smartphones • iPads, tablets
Behind the Scenes shooting with iPhone 5 • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scPBTiDVu1g • Commercial: • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR2N8e8OeSo
Field of View • What is seen through the lens. • Q. How do you change the Field of View? • A. Point your camera somewhere else.
White Balance • The adjustments of color circuits in the camera to produce white color in lighting. • You are telling the camera what color white is.