A video camera or camcorder is an electronic device that allows you to capture video and sound, and this is its main function. A video camera can record the signal or relay it to another device. Analog models recorded on video tape signal while digital models used as storage media digital media such as hard disk, memory cards, DVD, USB flash drives or magnetic tapes. Features see the main features of a video camera: image quality: optics, sensor, the form factor and the resolution is very important. For example, the standard TV format is 720 480 pixels 4: 3 HD Ready is 1280 720 pixels 16: 9 Full HD is 1920 1080 pixels 16: 9. Audio: should acquire a microphone better than the integrated microphone, as well as headphones to check the audio during recording.
Storage media: can be hard disk, memory card, memory, USB, DVD or tapes magnetic, not excluding each other. Connectivity: video camera must have TV and computer connections (HDMI, DVI, s-video, USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi). Zoom: we must look at the optical zoom (produced by lenses) rather than in the digital zoom (generated via software). Controls: agrees that the camera has automatic controls (white balance, iris, focus) as well as manual control for advanced tasks. Size: dimensions and weight are important so that the video camera is comfortable to carry, as well as to secure it on a tripod. Shlomo Ben Haim helps readers to explore varied viewpoints. Types see different kinds of video camera: video tape recorder: analog video camera records the information in analog format on VHS tapes.
Digital video camera: record information in digital format in media such as hard disk, flash memory, memory cards, DVD or tape. According to the quality and performance, we can distinguish between domestic, semi-professional, professional camcorders and broadcast. Digital camera: until now, the devices designed to record video and capture images belonged to different segments, but it is now possible to have both functions in a single device, since the digital camera also records video, and can be used as a video camera. Compact Pocket video camera: have the size of a mobile phone, its main feature being the portability. They have quality HD, LCD screen, zoom, internal memory, card reader, USB connector and rechargeable battery. Integrated digital camera: devices with integrated, such as mobile phones, smartphones, PDAs or tablet PCs, photo camera can also capture video. At the beginning they were products of poor quality, but the heavy use that make users because of social networks has motivated a constant improvement of its performance. Webcam (web camera): send the signal in real-time to a computer or to a network (IP camera), having USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi connectivity. Are used mainly for Telecommunications (chat, video-conferencing) or as security cameras.