Camcorders are not only professional and normal. There is another type – semi-close in functionality to the professional and uses advanced Amateurs, and even some operators for a set of stories. If you are working as a operator at a major TV Studio, feel free to make a choice in favor of a semi-Pro camcorder, because it gives much better quality than the domestic model.
Prosumer cameras have good trehmatrichnye lens (CCD 1/4") with a diameter of 58 mm. These parameters give a high sensitivity and, accordingly, the excellent recording quality even in the dark, which is a problem for most consumer camcorders. Professional cameras also have three matrices of minimum size 1/2", without an LCD screen and autofocus, but with interchangeable lenses. These cameras are much heavier than the semi-professional and, of course, much more expensive. Therefore, even with video, do not rush to fork out for a model – semi will provide you with all necessary set of functions and high image quality.
Prosumer cameras weigh two to four pounds, there are shoulder and hand. Unlike domestic models, semi-professional always there is a handle for easy carrying. "Cannon" (directional microphone) or the microphone is usually located in front of the handle. Prosumer cameras are recording to tape, although today you can find and writing on the flash model. Such cameras are available from companies Panasonic, Canon, Sony. The information they have recorded in AVCHD format (1920 x 1080).
From semi-professional camcorder is necessary for the function of ZOOM, which is digital and optical. Note that in semi-professional models, digital effects are very small, so as a professional shooting almost always do "clean", then to process by other means as necessary, because a picture using the built-in effects is not clear from them.
Advice 2: How to set up the video camera Sony
Modern digital video cameras have capabilities to capture rare and interesting episodes of our lives. When shooting video camera the user has to periodically adjust the device settings to the changing conditions of exposure. Depending on the type of camera setting sequence settings may be different, remain the same General principles. Consider how to adjust when shooting video camera Sony.
Select the menu item settings to determine the desired shooting options. Some values are configured by default, but if necessary they can be changed in accordance with the requirements of the conditions of exposure.
If desired, display frame, which allows to check the position of the subject horizontally and vertically. The image frame is not recorded. For the best balance of the composition of the frame will place the object at the point of intersection of the control frame. If you select the "Control frame" will be shown the area that is displayed on the screen while watching a recording.
To compensate for camera shake during shooting, set the value to "On" for the parameter "Steadyshot". If you are using a tripod, the image will look natural when disabled functions. In some camera models you can zoom in up to 12 times using optical zoom; the parameter “Steadyshot” must be active.
If the camera is set or wide-angle conversion lens, make sure that the menu options are set, the appropriate lens type. Some modifications include the installation and configuration also teleconversion lens. Keep in mind that if such a lens you set a value other than Off, the flash won't work.
When portrait or group shot turn on in the settings of the recognition system. To do this, activate the function "Definition. persons." The disadvantage is that under certain shooting conditions, for example, in low light, this function may not work effectively. In such cases, disable the feature altogether.
For face detection and shutter with a smile, use the setting "Priorities. set". This will automatically set the color adjustment and focusing of the selected entities. optionally, set the camera to face recognition in adults or children.
For extra useful functional customizations carefully read the user manual for the specific model camcorder. Depending on the specific model configuration may vary from the standard set of functions.
Advice 3: How to connect the camcorder to a PC
Some digital camcorders can connect directly to your computer using USB or FireWire cable. However, in many cases, you will have to take special measures to connect this device. This will be the case, if you have an older video camera or no compatible ports. What should I do?
Make sure the computer has the latest version of DirectX. Click "Run" and type in the box dxdiag. Press Enter. Go to "DirectX Version". Check the Microsoft website to make sure it is the latest at the moment.
Purchase a FireWire cable if your camera supports this connection. This will allow you to upload videos quickly. However, if you can't use FireWire, use a USB cable to connect the device to the computer.
Run any of the programs to work with video on your computer. For example, you can use Windows Movie Maker, which now comes with most computers. If you need more features to view and edit videos, get software, such as CyberLink PowerDirector or Adobe Premiere. Once you connect the camera, the equipment will automatically start playing the video and suggest options for further work with him.
Make the connection to the computer camcorder does not have USB ports and FireWire. For this study the equipment specification of your computer. If necessary, get this information in a computer store. You need a graphics card or other device that can digitize the analog signal from the camcorder.
Check carefully the features listed on the box to make sure that the device will be able to capture and digitize video from a camera. Also, choose a device that has RCA connectors (they are round and different colors). Also, check system requirements and compare them with data on the configuration of your computer.
Install all software that came with the video capture device. Connect the audio and video RCA cables to the corresponding sockets on the camcorder and the video capture device. Run the program you will use to capture the video and perform all actions necessary for its digitization.