Re: Doing short cideo podcasts with digital camera
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve Riekeberg"
>My old digital camera had a cute little 8 inch/3 leg tripod which I
> The stock video answer would be a tripod.
adapted as a handle for my audio mic so that I didn't get hand sounds
when poking the mic forward. It was also handy as a stem to attach
the mic (I used mini disc plug in power mics) to microphone stands for
recording talks and lectures -- so I don't go anywhere without this
little stand.(I truly recommned it.). It also will sit nicely on a
table during round table chats.
I even attached a podcast label to it so I could mix it with the media
scrum -- elbowing in amongst the journoes from the radio and TV
networks ( no beg your pardons there I tell you).
Of course the same three prong stand will also attach to my new
digital camera -- so I reckon I can use it steadycam style.
But I'm thinking that if I can get a very mobile, tall but collapsible
tripod that I can stand behind, hands free, I'm really dealing with
some key issues.
[But it strikes me that this 'tip' of stability is missing from so
much of the video on YouTube .]
The other aspect I was going to investigate was to circumvent the
camera's limited audio aspect and record using my podcast rig then
sync the audio with the film later during editing. I gather that a
hand clap or chopper board may be a useful means to locate the audio
during such an edit for syncing.
My challenge now is to work out how I can job share with these
devices: an audio recording rig(HiMD plus mics) and a camera with
which I intend to take occasional video AND single shots during the
same event..and hoping I got the GBs to last the distance.
But as i said video is so much easier to edit than audio because its
so visual dueing the editing process and its easier to mark, review
and locate time line positions.
So lighting and stability. Gotcha. Will do. The main thing, I gather,
is to get the quality factors covered before I shoot and instigate the
consequences of video compression.