Recent technological advancements have seen a huge transition n video production. During the past video production cost thousands of dollars in equipment and months of mastery. Today, it is much easier for anyone to understand the technical skills required for using a camera or its underlying software. Let us look into some of the popular trends in video production and why anyone would opt for professional video production companies when they can buy the same equipment for themselves.
The first step to understanding the present industry is to look at the recent trends. We can begin with the equipment in use. A few years ago, television manufacturers were slowly transitioning into 3D sets. All corporate interests and mainstream media advertising touted the new technology as a step into the future of TV sets. In reality, there isn’t much of a difference in the overall watching experience except for the prestige of having the newest technology I television in your living room. Watching some of the 3D requires wearing special glasses which is quite inconveniencing. Alternatively, 3D is not considered as mainstream, feature when it comes to video production.
The new trend promoting the use of Ultra HD, UHD or 4K running on 3840 vs 2160 pixels seems to be the new benchmark for high-resolution video production or viewing. The greater the pixels, the more the detail impacting resolution and sharpness. Just like 1920 by 1080 has replaced the 720 by 480 pixels, we can expect technological changes. It now seems UHD which has four times the HD pixel count will become the new standard. Today, 4K camera equipment is available to smartphone users. As long as your smartphone has the capability of recording a 4K video, you are all set. Much of today’s Network TV programs have been shot in 4K. Shooting in 4K delivers high-quality imagery even when viewed from an HD platform. Most 4K cameras are made to deliver standard HD shots. However, UHD will deliver a sharper picture as it is set on 4 HD frames. You can opt for the zoom setting when in full resolution. 4K is a viable medium and will soon become the new standard for video production projects. To use cheap recording media such as SDXC cards that permit recording for several hours, the content has to be compressed. This what generates the stuttering as you playback. The codec-recording format has hardware intensive requirements that compel the user to uncompress the footage recorded so it can undergo editing on the timeline. As time elapses, the recording codecs run smoother. Companies like Intel produce powerful processors so we can expect 4K productions to become the industry standard very soon.
Video Editing Software
Previously, professional editing software cost a fortune. Acquiring the basic professional suite would have cost thousands of dollars. Now you can part with a small monthly fee on platforms like Adobe Creative Cloud and get all the applications needed for editing, including automatic updates. Very powerful 4k cameras will barely exceed 5000 dollars, and the software comes for free.
It’s no surprise that more video is produced, distributed and viewed over the internet. Amateurs produce most, however, video professionals will continue to offer their expertise in several areas that are not limited to the technical aspects.