Video Production Equipment
One of the most exciting aspects of creating a video is putting together your video equipment package. Keep in mind, there is no “one size fits all” equipment package for everyone since there are so many variables (budget, type of project, locations, pro vs amateur, etc), so what we have tried to do on this page is cover some basic gear we provide for our shoots.
We start with a professional video camera as the first item in our gear package.
We use a tripods with a fluid head for smoother looking pans.
A camera light is a nice accessory to have especially for a 3-point lighting set-up.
Audio can separate the pros from the amateurs. We use Lav, on-camera and boom pole.
What’s In Your Camera Bag?
Do you already have video equipment?
A video camera is the main item of in the gear package. The camera we choose depends on your budget, the type of shooting you’re doing (static, stealth, run-and-gun, etc.) and where you plan to showcase your film (web-only, theater, broadcast, etc). You can shoot a documentary on anything from your iPhone to a DSLR to a top of line digital cinema camera
If you’re shooting with a DSLR, putting your camera on a shoulder mount can add a nice professional touch. It’s especially helpful if you don’t want to use a tripod and a rig creates smoother-looking footage in a “run-and-gun” shooting situation.
The Style of Your Video
A video style uses sight and sound to tell your story., Videos have shown that communicating with visuals and sound simultaneously will greatly increase comprehension and retention of new ideas.Educational videos are excellent for teaching and learning concepts. Promotional videos are exceptionally popular with the convenience of fast wireless Internet, powerful mobile devices and businesses realizing that they can afford and use video with their marketing. Documentaries are typically a mix of entertainment and information dispensing, and very popular.
Aerial Photo and Video
We capture quality images and mind-blowing video. So, if you need imagery for marketing your products or raw stills/video for insurance purposes, we can capture it with our reliable, compact, multi-rotor aircraft. With our video and photography experience, TimeLine360 can deliver the imagery you require.
Action cameras are rugged, compact, portable camcorders that record video and still photos of, well, action.
These cameras are popular among the extreme sport set—think snowboarders, skateboarders and skydivers. For team sports athletes, action cameras put a whole new twist on reviewing game tape: They deliver an up-close, first-person view of plays as they happen.
Wide-angle lenses and high-resolution capability make footage of your game or outing all the more compelling — and shareable on social media. Learn how to get started filming with these tips.
Action cameras capture these moments — so you can re-live them again and again.
One of the most useful pieces of equipment a videographer should have is a crane/jib. A crane/jib operates a bit like a see-saw, using counterweights to balance the camera, and it allows for unique camera movements and camera angles that you couldn’t otherwise achieve.
When using a jib for your video will give the shot will slowly from start to finish is going to give you a stable start and end shop.
Jibs can be time consuming compared to tripod shots, take your camera over to the spot and just try out the move you want, so you at least get an idea of how it might work.