Hi guy, welcome to another blog from the best video production company Durban Today lets talk about video and its progression over the past 20 years. When I was studying in 1999 the camera to use was the Panasonic SVHS
SVHS stood for Super Video Home System, a very good camera at the time with a black and white viewfinder and cassettes loaded into the camera. One tried to find SVHS cassettes to match the camera but you could use an ordinary VHS cassette.
Next on the list was cameras going digital with a mini dv cassette. We used a panasonic 3 CCD camera that filmed a really nice visual.
These cameras produced a very nice visual provided the lighting was of good quality. Everything had to be lit for it to work well. Battery life was good, mini DV cassettes worked well except for the ocassional ‘drop out’ that happened on the odd ocassion. Drop out meant a piece of the magnetic tape had fallen off causing the video to jump or have a black spot on the screen. But besides that it was very good to use.
The camera was small and at that time we still wanted cameras to be bigger because it looked more professional. There were ways of hyping the camera up with a bigger microphone that slid into the horseshoe on top of the camera. I think cameras could have bigger, longer lasting batteries which was always nice to work with.
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