Entering the World of Digital Video Cameras Written by Kevin Rockwell
Gone are days when you would need to employ a professional to take a video for your business projects. Whether you need it to provide training to your employees or students, you can do it yourself with help of a digital video camera. In fact, with advent of Internet, and e-learning becoming so popular nowadays, a digital video camera has become essential equipment for all organizations, especially training or educational institutes.
Digital video cameras are extremely simple to use. They are lightweight and compact. Also, transfer of video conversations is extremely simplified in a digital video camera. So, now question arises that how does one go about choosing a camera for himself/herself?
Before you go shopping for a digital video camera, it is essential that you answer a few questions. These will help you to pick up best camera which is most suitable to your needs. Since voice clarity is critical in a digital video camera, you need to know whether you will be shooting indoors or outdoors.
Also, what kind of videos do you plan to take – are they going to be of people shopping around in a mall or mostly of officers giving multimedia presentations in a conference room? What is kind of lighting that you are going to get? Is weight of camera an issue? What is battery life of camera that you will need? Do you plan to shoot for a couple of hours together or only a few minutes? Do you plan to use any special effects while shooting?
Once you have answered all these questions, you will be able to get a basic idea of kind of camera that you need.
The Primer of Digital Camera PrinterWritten by Kevin Rockwell
Once you have clicked photos through your digital camera, then next step is to turn these ‘virtual’ images into real photos. One way is to send memory card to a digital photo laboratory and get images developed there. But if you take digital photos on a regular basis and want to print your own, then it is better that you buy yourself a digital camera printer, or more commonly known as a digital photo printer. There are lots and lots of choices available in market today. The top three companies are HP, Canon and Epson. So, before you go and spend your money, here are some tips on what you must keep in mind while deciding on a digital photo printer.
Firstly, digital photo printers are available in two basic types. There are 4-color printers and 6-color printers. Nowadays, there are even 8-color printers available. So, higher number of colors better will be photo quality once you have hit print file button. Using good quality photo paper and one of 8 color printers will give you results that rival your photo lab. Secondly, printing method used by printer is also very important. There are 2 main printing methods: inkjet and thermal. Inkjet is commonly used for taking photo prints but quality of printout is not excellent. You need to have at least a 6-color printer to get decent print quality. Also, ink cartridges are quite expensive and biggest disadvantage is that inkjet printing does not provide a waterproof coating to images. Hence, color fades after some time.
Thermal printing, on other hand, is much better since it not only applies a waterproof coating but is also better quality-wise. It is also more cost effective as paper and ink cartridges used are cheaper. Most of these printers can be purchased under $500. However, there are few key characteristics that are different in all these printers which determine their price.