Do you want to become a videographer? Investing in the right equipment lays the perfect foundation for your projects. From drones to digital video camcorders, the advance of technology means that there’s plenty of great products out there. You can find affordable videography equipment for sale on Junk Mail.
Why is it important to invest in quality equipment?
When it comes to making videos, the content you record is important. However, the quality of your footage is also essential to creating a successful video. In order to produce great footage, you need to invest in the right equipment. From keeping the camera stable to capturing good quality audio, there are a variety of aspects to consider when you’re filming.
Basic videography equipment you’ll need:
The most important piece of equipment is your camera or digital video camcorder. With a wide range of models to choose from, you’ll need to research your requirements carefully before making a decision. You’ll also have to consider all the features and the cost of upgrades and add-ons. Microphone adapters and additional lighting are other factors to think about before making a purchase.
As a videographer, you’ll need to store and edit large files, therefore you need to invest in quality memory cards and external hard drives that provide enough storage space and doesn’t have any limitations to what devices you can use it on.
Video tripods are used to keep your camera steady and they play a vital role in the quality of the footage that you take. While owning a camera with good stabilisation is beneficial, even tiny shakes can have a negative impact on your recordings. The tripod you choose needs to match the weight of your camera as well as your shooting requirements. Consider the weight and portability of the tripod before you buy it. If you’re just starting out with a basic camera, a tripod can make a significant difference to your footage.
Video Camera Bag
Keep your videography equipment safe and organised with a specialised bag. These bags are not only convenient but also ensure that you keep all of your important equipment safe in one place. It’s advisable to choose a bag that has enough storage space, has a strong, yet lightweight design, and is preferably waterproof.
Get great quality audio with an external microphone, they’re great for filming interviews as well as video lessons. Choosing the right type of microphone is also vital. Omni-directional microphones are advantageous because they record sounds from all directions. Another option is to buy a directional microphone, which records sound from one direction. If your videos involve people speaking, you’ll need a lavalier microphone. These are small devices that clip onto the collar of the top of the person you’re interviewing. The advantage of using a lavalier microphone is that it blocks background noise and produces clearer recordings of speech.
Getting the lighting right makes a huge difference to your footage. However, setting up the right lighting can be difficult, so you’ll have to take into account the various types of light and shadows when you’re choosing which equipment to use. Lighting can be expensive but there are strategies you can use to make the most of the natural light. Invest in a 5-in-1 reflector as well as a reflector holder. Buying a softbox is also worthwhile. Softboxes diffuse the light into a pleasing, soft, even light and can reduce harsh shadows if used correctly.
Lenses enable you to capture a wider variety of footage. You can use them to capture close-up images or portraits as well as ultra-wide footage. There is a selection of lenses available for different types of cameras. Built-in lenses are suitable for capturing general footage. While buying lenses can be costly, there are more affordable options out there for the videographer who is just starting out.
Drone videography is on the rise as it gives you the opportunity to capture unique and impressive footage. You’ll need to select a model that’s good for filming and one that’s easy to operate. Please do proper research on South Africa’s drone regulations and where the no-fly zones are before making a purchase.
Take the quality of your footage to the next level by finding videography equipment for sale on Junk Mail. Owning the right devices will help to boost your career as a videographer.