Upgrading Your Camera
So at the beginning of the workshop, we talked about how the camera that you have will absolutely do the job. But, if you've been in the game for a while, and you're looking to upgrade to something more specific for video, I'm gonna share with you a few things that led me to upgrade to my first cinema camera. For me, it was the Canon C200. The first thing that I loved was the built in ND filters. It made things super quick. I didn't have to be fiddling with any sort of filters in front of the lens. Just hit the internal ND filter, and we're good to go. That was a super key feature for me. The second was the raw Kodak capabilities. Shooting in raw, especially for video makes things awesome in post production. It allows you to change things like exposure and white balance slightly, and not lose any quality. I thought that was a great feature. The third reason was all the audio inputs on the camera. We have two XL inputs that allowed me to plug multiple microphones into t...
he camera without the need of any sort of adapters. That was super cool. The next is just the overall quality. These camera sensors are built for video. First off, we get better dynamic range, which means we have a better ratio between our highlights and our shadows, so we can obtain more detail in our highlights and our shadows without being overexposed or underexposed. And usually, our ISO sensitivity are much better on these cameras, as well. For me, the last reason was I wanted a bigger camera in my hands. Something that felt a little bit heavier, so I could get better handheld footage without getting as many micro jitters. These are just a few reasons that made me finally upgrade to a cinema camera. And as you're progressing down your journey of filmmaking and possibly looking to upgrade, these are a few things that you can look into.