RECOMMENDED LEGAL VIDEO CAMERAS
The most important piece of equipment for every legal videographer is a reliable video camera. You’ll be using your video camera for hours at a time, and transporting it regularly, so making sure you invest in something that you can count on is imperative.
There are many video cameras on the market today, from entry-level cameras to professional equipment. If you are just starting as a legal videographer, investing money in a nicer video camera can be intimidating. However, by spending a little more money on the front-end, you can ensure that your video camera will serve you well as your legal video business continues to grow.
While there are certain features that every legal videographer should look for in a video camera, there are other features that are required only in certain states. One such feature is a date/time stamp that can be displayed on the final recording. We recommended that you invest in a camera with this ability, even if it is not required by your state, as some of your clients may request that this feature is shown in their deposition.
Before I dive into my video camera recommendations, let’s go over some of the features you should look for in a legal video camera:
- Audio input and plenty of audio options.
- HDMI output that can be used as a backup audio recorder.
- Long recording duration without breaks in the recording.
- A crisp picture quality.
- Lightweight and easy to transport.
- Fast and easy to set up.
- Ability to display a date and time stamp on the recording.
Here are my favorite cameras that meet the guidelines listed above: