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Nathaniel CooperApr 1, 2020 4:00:00 AM1 min read

Reasons Why Camera Matters On Video Recording

No video project can get started without a camera. Picking one is like an artist choosing which brush to use. Choosing a camera that will help you create what you've envisioned is critical! So how should you go about picking the camera for your video?

Mostly Used High-Resolution Cameras for Video Creation

Start with what you're trying to shoot and kind of go from there. If you're creating something for social media or a video on your website, don't discount, high-end phones these days. These devices have some high-resolution cameras in them and can even shoot in 4K. For our videos at ProMAX we mostly use:

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 11
  • 1 Plus Pro

Those things are amazing for certain videos. Like if you're in a well-lit spot and you're doing talking head type stuff. I mean shoot we've got a R3D Camera here at ProMAX and half of the time for our blog content we're using our phones right. Because it's arguably better in some ways than our older R3D Camera for that specific purpose.

If you're aiming for a more cinematic look, then absolutely go for a R3D camera or one of the Blackmagic or Arri cameras. These are going to create amazing video quality that will give you that desired effect.

If action shots are more your thing, then GoPros are perfect for you. The newer GoPros have really good stabilization built-in, which is awesome and put out some very amazing video.


Nathaniel Cooper

As Chief Operating Officer of ProMAX Systems, Nathaniel Cooper, runs ProMAX Systems day to day operations. Cooper has been working with Storage, Backup and Media Management for video and creative professionals since 2001. Cooper has lead the design and deployment of some of the largest media systems in the world including a range of customers from NFL, MLB & NBA teams, US Military operations, and many of the worlds largest PR agencies and consumer brands. Cooper has spent the last 9 years as part of the ProMAX team and specializes in translating complex technical issues and options into easily understandable concepts.