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How to set up the video camera to film my actual desk?

lauryallan
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How to set up the video camera to film my actual desk?

Hi,
I am new to affiliate marketing and I make necklaces in the real world. I wanted to start a site showing people how I make these necklaces. I am trying to record the process on my camcorder.
I have been struggling with my video camera setup and I can't seem to get it right. I tried a tri-pod and a small cam corder but I think I must be missing something. I want my videos to look like these
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxG59vv4fhg so the viewer can see it from the same perspective as if they are making them themselves. The plan is to make tutorial type videos on how to make necklaces.
Does anyone know what video camera, stand etc I need to use to be able to get the same effect. Or is this person filming this upside down and then flipping it during the editing process?
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esolutions
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Hi,

You can use Snagit or Camtasia to record your screen directly, no camera needed.
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Hi Lauryallan,

I think that the camera is attached to the instructor's head so they have the same view. I have seen customized camera frame that can be attached to the head for video tutorials. It is also good if you can see the output in the monitor while you are filming your tutorial.

I hope that helps.

Mary
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lauryallan
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esolutions, thx but I need to record what's happening on my desk, not my desktop. Hopefully you can understand the difference.
macdalangin - if the camera is attached to their head, wouldn't it move everytime the person making stuff moves. If this is the case, any idea what it is I should be looking for? I tried to look on amazon but I have no clue what to search under??
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justhamade
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Could be a boom
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... amera+boom

You could rig something cheap with a gorillapod and hang it from something.
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Hi Lauryallan,

Yes, that would entail movements. I am guessing the best way to do is to look for good tripod that you can place on a table and can hold the camera (with certain degrees) towards the table/workstation you will be filming your jewelry tutorial.

Perhaps, you should also look for camera with good zoom feature so it can really focus on the details you are working on.

I hope that makes sense.

Mary
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