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The Wedding Video Handbook by Kirk Barber

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Chapter 2

Choosing Video Equipment

Once you’ve taken the necessary steps for setting up your business, it’s time to begin purchasing or leasing your equipment. There is quite a variety of audio and video equipment to choose from in all price ranges. The biggest challenge you’ll face in this endeavor is determining which production tools best fit your situation, budget, and desired results.

Equipment for Videotaping

Video Cameras

When you begin looking at cameras, you’ll be hearing terms like single-chip, three-chip, quarter-inch chips, third-inch chips, half-inch chips, DV, miniDV, Digital8, Betacam, DVCAM, DVCPRO, and more. Many of these terms refer to the capabilities of the cameras and the media format each camera uses for recording. I’ll ...

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