Camera for video marketing

by flippianstar11 Banned
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Any experience friend in video marketing please suggest;
What should be specifications of camera used for video markeitng.
I want to buy one only for this purpose.I am not much rich so I have to consider cost and quality both and reach an acceptable point.
#camera #markeitng #video
  • Profile picture of the author ghostrecon
    Unless you're going to be producing studio level videos, there is no reason to invest into anything over $300.

    I have a Canon HG10 with a couple of mods (external mic, wide angle lens), cost me a couple of hundred. You might even want to think about going with the used option.

    IF however, you do want to produce studio quality videos. Try the Sony FX1, or Canon GL2.
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  • Profile picture of the author flippianstar11
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    No.My budget is lowe rthan $300.
    Please suggest some specification and toehr things.....
    LEt me give you a sample video thats acceptable for me.

    search "instalance" in google and look at video.

    This is a asample quality that I wants.Please suggest me some specications like which resolution camera I should buy?
    I am not much rich to afford to buy many if could not satisfy with one.SO Ihave to consult before I invest my money
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  • Profile picture of the author flippianstar11
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    I am not posting some video here for sample because warrior may ban me for marketing suspect
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    • Profile picture of the author helisell
      Er,,,,those videos you mentioned are screencasts.....and
      don't use a camera at all???




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  • Profile picture of the author pizzatherapy
    I have used a few different cameras over the years.

    I think the number one feature that you need is a video camera with an external jack for a mic.

    The best and cheapest I have found is the Kodak Zi8. Way under $300. You should be albe to pick it up for under $150. (I found mine on sale for less than $100).

    Having an external jack for a mic is essential. I have ruined a number of interview videos I've made because the speaker was not hooked up to a mic. The external noise bled into the recording...

    The example you showed did not use a camera....It used video capture software like Camtasia...

    I this a spoof post???
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  • Profile picture of the author jeremysteam
    Hey, My First Camera Was a kodak zi8 Best little Camera I had! I miss it... (It got ran over by a car, long story) but yes, A kodak zi8 is a HD camera that allows an external mic

    you can easily get a remote and a mic together for under $50 as an add on, but its not necessary!

    It not necessarily the quality of your camera though its the quality of your content with in your video!
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  • Profile picture of the author flippianstar11
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    1)how people maek video without camera?as you mentioned?
    2)What is acceptable/average resolution requirED?
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    • Profile picture of the author theimdude
      I just got myself a Canon LEGRIA FS306. Some of the + is the battery last over 3 hours. The zoom is very good. I made a video of full moon at night, zoomed in and you can see the craters. Below is some videos I made.


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    • Profile picture of the author jeremysteam
      Originally Posted by flippianstar11 View Post

      1)how people maek video without camera?as you mentioned?
      2)What is acceptable/average resolution requirED?
      You can record your screen with a screen recording program... Like Camtasia, cam studio or what ever... Make a presentation and record audio for it through a headset mic.

      You don't anything higher than 720p... If your uploading to youtube then most peoples average settings are 480p, so 1280x720 is fine
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  • Profile picture of the author flippianstar11
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    I think I dont need camera anymore.software are enough.
    Did software make videos from screen?
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  • I use the Canon Vixia 64gig has a mic input and i have an audio technica transmitter/receiver without that the audio is horrible with it fantastic, the audio technica on Amazon is very cheap,t he camera is very cheap, it imports right into all Mac editing software or I can send it to outsource staff they never have problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author 4k
    You can get a good recording from a web cam... there is so much editing software about that you can really improve the production.... no need to spend a fortune
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesReynolds
    The Kodak Zi8 has now been replaced with the Zi10. I have just ordered one based on some excellent testimonials from other marketers i trust.
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  • Profile picture of the author NoviIM
    I have used camtasia and my macbook internal camera with great success.
    I never spent an obsense amount of money on a camera, I dont think there's a need for it.

    Hope it helps!
    Take Care

    Yury
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    • Profile picture of the author businessauto
      Camtasia offer a free 30-day trial, so just use this period to make as many quality screencast videos as possible.

      Then, when you've determined the income or traffic generated from these videos, you can make an informed decision as to whether or not the investment in the full license is worth it.

      I'm part-way through my trial now and it is amazingly easy to use. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try.
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  • I use camtasia all the time and have to say that it is one of the best things I have bought.

    Other people use Jing and and CamStudio which I believe are free so might also be worth checking out.
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    • Profile picture of the author marketingrep4u
      Rather than buy a camera, why not invest in niche videos already done for you?

      Go check out this link.

      BTW, I started with a Kodak Zi8. I also bought a desktop tripod and an external mic.

      It sits on my desk collecting dust. Why? Because desktop video is the best and fastest way to build video marketing campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
    I own a web cam.Microsoft HD 5000.You can shoot your videos HD till 1080p.And it has a great microphone too.It's not professional but will do the job and in a very cheap way,under 60$ i think.
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  • Profile picture of the author AGGIE6680
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    • Profile picture of the author jfhst18
      What is the deal with Kodak zi8?

      I see it from $229 to $79 on web, are these really the same cameras? I heard that there was a recall early on, and am wondering if the $79 might be the ones they send out before they fixed the bugs.

      Also, what does the zi10 have that the Zi8 doesn't? Did a little googling, but didn't find any excellent reviews. If someone has one would appreciate the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomScott
    I like the Kodak Zi10 - great resolution, easy to use and has a microphone input so I can wear a wireless lapel mic and eliminate background and wind noise.

    TS
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  • We use a Flip HD and a Flip Mino HD to do shooting for SelfAssemblySites.com - records in 720P.

    You can find Flips for sale on Ebay if you can't get them new anywhere (someone bought the company and discontinued them - massive mistake, great product).
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    I use a Cannon Legria FS19, pretty neat, small and has 8GB built in memory.

    Less then 300 Euros If I recall.
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  • Profile picture of the author DonMarketer
    Originally Posted by flippianstar11 View Post

    Any experience friend in video marketing please suggest;
    What should be specifications of camera used for video markeitng.
    I want to buy one only for this purpose.I am not much rich so I have to consider cost and quality both and reach an acceptable point.
    I use kodak zi8 HD camera. It's small compact and has the advantage of being less than $150. The image quality is excellent. The extras required are external mic and I tripod. It does the job.
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  • Profile picture of the author omk
    For video marketing purposes any flip type camera works great. For me, I just retired my trusty Kodak zi8 and have started using my droid x phone - and it works great! Gone are the days when you had to plunk down 500 to 1200 dollars on high end cameras for HD video.
    For screen recording, just use camtasia or jing.
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  • Profile picture of the author pizzatherapy
    I use the Kodak ZI8 as well. my recommendation it to use some soft light at 45 degree angle in front of subject, to have a perfect white balance. Record at 720p and render as mp4 using the same software and upload to you tube super easy. Highly Recommended.

    What software do you use?

    I've used Camtasia. Windows Movie Maker and the new Windiws Live Movie Maker.

    Any other suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kecia
    Check out the Flip video cameras. They are small and inexpensive, definitely within your $300 budget. - Flip video cameras
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