The best thing that today’s technology can give to us is the portability of recording gadgets. Remember that VHS camcorder? Cameras used to be that big. You could not take them to an event without looking conspicuous. Besides, recording using a VHS camcorder gave you only 90-120 minutes recording time with low resolution and audio quality.
Now, gadgets that can record our most special moments vary. There is the action cam, which is small and handy enough to attach to one’s helmet. There is the flying drone that can give you a hovering perspective of a landscape. And there is the Handycam, the one that fits comfortably enough in your hand and can give you the best video resolution.
GoPro action cams brought the hype of the product to the society. The idea of the camera design is simple. It has to be small and portable enough to record an action, which in most cases, sports. Motorcycle riders can mount an action cam on either their helmet or bike. With a cover, an action cam is also waterproof, so you can use it to record your action during surfing, snorkeling, or other water sports.
What makes an action cam superior to camera phones is its wide-angle perspective, or known as the fish-eye. Perhaps today, smartphones have kept up with action cam technology, but GoPro used to be the pioneer.
However, action cams use micro SD as their storage. And the format is in AVI format. You might need a little more things to do before you can enjoy the record on your laptop. But you can learn from YouTube and how to do it for free easily. There are plenty of sources discussing video file conversion online.
A drone can shoot and follow an object as far as 7 km. This gadget will be the best to document your first game with the kids. When the hunting season comes, you can even use the drone as a recon gadget. The best products on the market are the DJI series, from Mavic to Phantom. They can give you standard quality, and are agile and sturdy enough to control. The MJX Bugs series have a GoPro mounting feature. It means that you do not have to worry about the video quality. And you can also make use of the action cam if you have already bought one.
Handycams are irreplaceable. There is intimacy when you hold a camera in your hand, and record an event from your perspective. Drones cannot beat that because they need a remote control, and is very annoying to use in a close place. An action cam would be too small since it does not have a real-time display screen of the recorded material. And even smartphones cannot give similar results as of the handycams because they are a multi-purpose gadget. Both the video and audio quality of smartphones is mediocre. Besides, handycams are the only gadgets that are perfectly designed for you to hold it at the eyesight level.
Handycams are the evolution of the old VHS camcorders. And technically, with the gadget, you can be an indie movie creator in no time. It is the best gadget to record a wedding, birthday party, or exploration in narrow space.