Since my last video, I've gotten lots of email from folks that want to get started making their own video but they're just not sure how to get started, but I also think that if you don't have a camera it's just something else you have to think about and do.
Well, a few weeks ago I was in the same situation, I didn't have a camera either so I used my laptop camera which I found was extremely awkward because you can't situate a laptop just anywhere and the angles aren't really good.
Since my daughter got married a few weeks ago, I decided to use that as my opportunity to get a video camera, but after looking around and considering the options I decided a camera with a video option was the best idea. I didn't want to deal with separate cameras for photos and video so I found the Olympus Stylus 1010 10MP Digital Camera with 7x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom; a great option for me. For the price it's a great little camera, for the novice and professional use. I can take it anywhere and whatever I decide to shoot, photo or video, I'm all set.
Here are some of the features the Olympus 1010 has:
- 7X zoom – this is for great up close images, it will even quality capture the tiniest print. If I'm trying to demonstrate something it won't be blurry or hard to see.
- 10.1 megapixels – This is where the picture quality comes in and I can't say enough about the quality on this camera.
- It also has shift sensors that guard against blurry pictures and if you take a lot of pictures there's always a few that get deleted because they're burry. This camera helps avoid that.
So if you're anxious to make a video for your blog or website, here's what you need to do:
1. Go shopping for a camera; I happen to like the Olympus Stylus 1010 but check out your options.
2. Get to know the camera, read the instructions, the Olympus is pretty straight forward and easy to understand, that's another reason I like it.
3. Take your first video. Play around with it a little and get comfortable with it.
4. Download your video to your PC. The USB connector comes with it and it's easy to download your video.
5. Upload your video from your PC to YouTube.
6. Create your post on your blog and import your video from YouTube. That's it, you're done!
It took me about 30 minutes from the time I created my video to loading it to my blog post.
Ok, now it's your turn. Let's see some videos!