(This is a quick post about an SLR camera that captures videos like a hollywood film.)
LAST SUMMER, my friend Valen casually mentioned to me a new SLR camera that has “the same quality as the ones they use to make independent films.”
She had my ears. Because at that time I was just daydreaming about making a video about Reno and some desperate for a better way to tell people about the secret and often hidden jewels of my beloved city.
Valen is not your ordinary SLR carrying video enthusiast. She’s one of the new, upcoming. A recent graduate, she was at the top of her class at University of Southern California.
She showed me this video: Another Night in Beijing. Captured by a Canon 7D.
I was sold.
$1,500 in camera and accessories later, we’re in the process of producing about eight videos — from Downtown Reno,and other lesser known areas in my area.
Quick Caveat: Instead of getting the Canon 7D, we went with a “lower” one at Canon Rebel T2i. Valen told me that if we upgrade to the right lens it’s as good, if not better, than the bare bones 7D.
- If you don’t have it in your computer, consider the cost of an able editing software. Could go as high as $900. Double check, it’s been a while since I looked.
- The camera is powerful in capturing the smallest detail, which consumes a lot of memory. Buy more memory.
- Buy extra battery for shooting.
- If you don’t have one you would most likely need a mac (with lots of memory left).
P.S. — This idea is perfect for Realtors and Brokers who take online marketing seriously. Take your site to the next level. My friend who operates oaklandrealestate.org, is already thinking hard about it. I think you should too. Can you imagine how big of an advantage this puts you over your competition? Create videos for your high end homes and your target city.
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