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I want to do YouTube videos and have several questions about it (I'm new to all this)?

Postby osman54 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:21 am

So, I'm thinking of buying a Sony CX220 Full HD-Camcorder (27 optical zoom) and things. I don't know **** about this whole video capturing stuff so I have several questions regarding it.

1. I don't think I'll do vlogs with it, so I want it to sit on a tripod. What tripod can I use? Are there better ways to make it sit like over my desk so I don't have to stand? I mean, I can always lower the tripod obviously, but you know what I mean.

2. Can I use a separate microphone with better audio quality so I don't use the camera's microphone? HOW DO I DO THAT.

Keep in mind that I don't want the better quality for views, I want it so I'll find it more fun to play around with and do videos.
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Postby deke » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:26 am

1) so... use a short tripod, like
http://www.amazon.com/Cowboystudio-Mini-Tripod-Camcorders-Carrying/dp/B002MFLWVM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367096107&sr=8-1&keywords=short+tripod
A stack of books works, too.

2) Since the Sony HDR-CX220 does not have a mic jack, there is no way to connect an external mic to the camcorder. There is no accessory shoe. Trying to use the USB port will not work. That is for transferring data (video files and still images) only. Your options are
a) replace the camcorder with one that has an external mic jack (like a Canon HF R series camcorder)
or
b) record the audio externally with a digital audio recorder and when you edit the video, import the audio from the digital audio recorder, sync, then edit... Hollywood's been recording audio separately and synchronizing the audio with film for almost 100 years.
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Postby skeat » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:39 am

HD Camcorders and DSLR Cameras interpolate the video, which means of every 25 frames of video, 4 or 5 frames are taken by the lens assembly; the other frames in between these are filled in by the camcorder inner circuitry, thus giving you not true video. It looks like this -one frame from the lens assembly, 7or 8 from the electronic circuitry, one frame from the lens assembly, 7or 8 from the electronic circuitry, one frame from the lens assembly, 7or 8 from the electronic circuitry, one frame from the lens assembly, 7or 8 from the electronic circuitry, from front to back of the video. Near impossible to edit, even when you have the Multi port processor computer with the big 1GB Graphics card and a Sound card that is required to edit, view, watch and work with the files these camcorders produce.

DSLR Cameras, all Makes, all Models, all have the same problem when video taping some long videos, all overheat at the 13 to 18 minute mark, depending on the Make and Model. This is unavoidable, it all has to with the fact, video is an afterthought in DSLR camera production.

Consumer Level HD Camcorders and DSLR Cameras have 4 problems. 1) Blurry, fuzzy, out of focus areas closely around people in videos taken by consumer level HD camcorders. 2) Any movement, even a wave or lifting an arm, while in front of a recording Consumer Level HD Camcorder and DSLR Cameras, results in screen ghosts and artifacts being left on the video track, following the movement. Makes for bad video, sports videos are unwatchable. 3) These Consumer Level HD Camcorders and DSLR Cameras all have a habit of the transferred to computer files are something you need to convert, thus losing your HD quality, to work with your editing software. 4) Mandatory maximum record times - 1 hour, 30 minutes, 8 minutes, 3 minutes – four different times advertised as maximum record time for some Consumer Level HD Camcorders and DSLR Cameras. No event I have ever been to is that short. Either take multiple camcorders and DSLR Cameras or pack up with out getting the end of the event on video.

MiniDV is currently the most popular format for consumer digital camcorders. MiniDV camcorders are typically more affordable than their HDD and DVD counterparts. Each MiniDV tape will typically hold an hour of footage at normal recording speed and quality. MiniDV tapes are available for purchase at not only electronic and camera stores, but also at drugs stores and grocery stores, making them easy to find while your on vacation. There are literally hundreds of MiniDV camcorders available; both in standard and high-definition. And add the fact that to get a HD camcorder that could produce better video quality footage, one would have to spend in excess of $3500 for that camcorder that could produce higher quality video

http://simplevideoediting.com/learn/part1_camcorder_choices.htm

http://simplevideoediting.com/learn/part2_connect_camcorder.htm

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/camcorders/consumer_camcorders/vixia_hv40#Overview

How I record Audio - http://asimplelife.ca/boss.html
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