These 10 Tools Compulsory for Creating Video Documentary

These 10 Tools Compulsory for Creating Video Documentary

1. Camera

Cameras became the main tool in making documentary films. Currently, most photo cameras can be generated with high resolution images and HD video recording capabilities. That's what many are using DSLR cameras to reduce the budget of a movie production. But when going to make a movie or video documentary by using a DSLR camera make sure this feature has Image Stabilization feature.

The existence of the Image Stabilizer feature will reduce the shake or blur image. Some camera manufacturers have their own terms for the mention of this feature. Canon and Sony use the term Image Stabilization (IS) while Nikon uses the term Vibration Reduction).

Canon 60D

As alluded to above, the use of smartphones was not unlawful law. Hopefully indie filmmakers entrust on the iPhone to achieve satisfactory results. Tristan Pope, who previously worked Blizzard Entertainment, made a 15-minute "Romance in NYC" movie with iPhone 6. Filming ever funded from Kickstarter, before it went public

Canon Type 60D, 700D, 70D, 7D, 5D Mark II) Type A5000, A6000, A7S, and Nikon D5300, D7100 (DX), D610 (FX) are a series of cameras that you can try. Let's check out the cool cameras in the Octagon.

2. Tripod

Occasionally a novice videographer does not carry a tripod device when. Certainly predictable, the picture quality will wobble. So what you need when documenter video recording is a tripod that has a video head at a time so it's easy when recording images quickly and stable. You select a special tripod for the video, not the one for photography.

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Install the power of the tipod to support your DSLR camera. When the camera is added to the furniture then the weight will increase as well. Choose a tripod that has a larger weight than the camera so it is sturdy and not easy to shake (steady).

If you are using a smartphone, it is appropriate to choose GorillaPod plus Glidecam or Steadicam accessory devices. The size of a small phone and a handful of hands and light weight will bring up. No matter how steady you hold it, it will still appear swaying while it is. Well you need Steadicam to stabilize it. Brand recommendations are Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System.

3. Dolly Slider

A simple way to get back into motion like a cinematic camera is with a device called a dolly slider. This slider will help produce images that can be taken from another angle. The product recommendation you want is Konova K5.

Konova-K5

4. Rig

At the DSLR stop is a photo camera so that the ergonomic factor is only suitable for photographing needs. When it will transform the DSLR into a video camera then it needs addition. But the selling price is more expensive than the price of the camera body itself.

If you want to record video with a DSLR without carrying a tripod or it is not possible to use a tripod, then choose shoulder rig or monopod. You can also add a tilt head on the monopod so that the camera can move up and down.


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Products like Manfrotto 334B Automatic Monopod and Cowboy Studio Shoulder Support deserve to be complementary to get excellent image quality.

5. Lens

One of the main reasons for most people who choose a digital SLR camera or digital single-lens reflex is to make the film is the flexibility to bergonta lenses. For comparison, a video camera costing under US $ 5,000 or Rp 66 million, has only one fixed lens used for various situations. Well, with armed DSLR then you have the option to use the lens according to the situation or angle to be recorded.

When you create narrative films, then the lens is required to have a fixed focal length (focal length) or "superior" lens. Different cases when recording a documentary, then it needs a lens that has the ability to zoom. If talking about aperture, then feel you use the lens-lens-lens lens (main lens). You will decide to think about the right camera placement and not just rely on zoom in-out only.
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Better when to buy, select who want to manufacturer or same brand with your camera. Suppose you use a Nikon camera, then select the Nikkor lens.

Recommended lens preferences are 28 millimeters f / 1.8, 50 millimeters f / 1.4 and 85 millimeters f / 1.8. You just adjust to the camera used.

6. Filter

When recording a video it will appear continuation in terms of shutter speed (shutter speed) yaiu doubling frame rate. As an example when you record a 24p video and want the speed rauru 1/48 sec (where the shutter speed of 1/50 second) then can not control the exposure as expected.

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Without additional filters it is impossible to depth the field under the hot sun. That means you need an extra ND (Neutral Density) filter in order to get a bright image without sacrificing color. If you are recording a video with a DSLR then find the largest filter size, normally 77 millimeters. In order to enter the smaller lens diameter then use step-down filter rings. Products that can be tried, namely Fader Variable ND, Heliopan Variable ND

7. Lighting

Lighting is very important to produce sharp video images. The lights used in the videography are HMI or Hydrargyrum Medium-arc Iodide. But unfortunately not expensive is also not practical, so now disiasati with LED.

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There are several types of LED lights commonly used for video cameras, such as the Neewer CN-216 LED lamp (number 216 means the number of lights), Neewer CN-160 or LED Neewer CN-126 are cheaper. To make a documentary film, it takes 2 pieces of LED lights the same size. However we need an additional dual mount bracket to install both lamps simultaneously.

8. Audio

Audio is also important to note when creating a video documentary. You also need an external voice recorder. This tool is vital because you can take a clearer sound track just with a low quality camera microphone.

One of the sound recorder that qualified and recommended by the videographer is Zoom H4N. This voice recorder has 4 channel audio recorder, 2 built in Stereo Condensor + 2 external combo input with phantom power. The H4N Zoom is still the standard sound equipment for the film industry.

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In addition to voice recorder, you also need a microphone (microphone). There are three choices of microphone for voice-capture as needed, ie shotgun mic, boom mic, and clip-on. For the type of video documentary it will more often use the mic type of clip-on, while for the ordinary short film using a boom mic. While shotgun mic dor used for video reportage.

The H4n zoom paired with the right microphone will produce crystal clear sound. Recommendations that you can try, including Rode Videomic Shotgun Microphone, Rode VideoMic Pro Compact VMP Shotgun Microphone, Sennheiser MKE 600 Camcorder Shotgun Microphone.

9. Laptop

To edit the video recordings, then you embrace a capable computer. You can use a desktop computer or laptop. You have a minimum Intel Core i5 processor specification and memory capacity (RAM) above 8 GB, and super VGA quality capable of smooth rendering process.

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Hard disk capacity of at least 1 TB minimum hold its function as a storage of video files and the results of a large movie. Some laptops that can be your reference include ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T, Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK, Mac Book Pro MD103LL / A, HP ZBook 17, and Lenovo Y700.

10. Editing Software

Speaking of editing software, you can take advantage of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio, and After Effect. Plus sound editing software like Sound Forge and Garage Band, then the result of the human-themed human interest documentary video is definitely nice to watch.

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Well, save your video recording with iPhone, then can take advantage of MoviePro and Filmic Pro applications. Good luck!

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