I'm looking to start documenting my work more, having fun with more video work. Does anyone have suggestions for capturing video? What is a good/decent camera to invest in? Any suggestions on editing programs, mac friendly?
Alex, I was looking at the air as well. I found a lightly used MacBook pro 13in for the same price of a Air. Much more storage and all the bells and whistles. Happy shopping! Can't wait to see some vids!
Alex, while you can certainly use a macbook air.. You would be better served by going with a Macbook pro 12 or 13" I forget which is the latest size. You will get much better processing power and storage (which are the two things that video editing EATS ALIVE).
I think that at some point we all get obsessed with the quality of video and sounds and such. I read in Robert Rodriguez' book "Rebel without a crew", and I totally believe this. "If your audience notices technical flaws in your film (or video) then you lost them somewhere with the story" or something like that. Meaning if your video is boring they will notice stuff like video quality, if your video holds their attention, no one notices that your lighting is two different colors or the fat dude in the window reflection eating a burrito.
Any camera is good enough, even a smart phone. I know that Douglas McCoy did a few videos with his iphone and they are super cool.
Content in KING.
Can't wait to see it.
Sure thing man. Can't wait to see stuff
Awesomeness!! Thanks for the help! I'll keep you posted when I start shooting. All this is very DIY so I'm positive there will be a lot of trial and error. We should put something together some day man! Even if it's just a skate vid.
Cool, here's one on ebay that should be a good starter cam if you fel comfortable dealing with ebay. It's almost the same model I started with and I just replaced it with a used Canon 7d. Shop around a little if you want and READ REVIEWS from cnet to see all the pros and cons before you buy. Cool thing about this one is you can buy cheap lens kits for wide angle telephoto fisheye etc and still have money for a couple memory cards.
Thanks Josh! I definitely don't have the budget for much. I'm looking for clear picture, but edited fun and gritty. can $200-$400 get me started? I just picked up a macbook pro I figure that will help with all of this.
The camera question is a bit broad, if I had $30,000 laying around I could spend it in about 30 seconds buying camera stuff on ebay. So give me a round about number and I can give you some suggestions and what to look for.
As for editing program Final Cut X for mac is a great program to start out on, make sure to look up how much RAM you mac can use and max that out first, video is a HUGE memory hog. Oh and also look into getting an external thunderbolt drive to hold media on as it's slow to work off of one disk.
If you go to joshxo.com click on video's and I give descriptions for most of the videos I did and what I filmed em with to give you an Idea on things.
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