Are you looking for a detailed video on how to film your own deer hunt? Here are the basics of filming deer hunts, including which camera to buy for filming whitetails.
Filming hunts, whether you are filming another hunter, or filming your own deer hunt and self-filming a deer hunt, is a challenge, but a rewarding and satisfying hobby and passion. Now a big question out there and a good piece of content that a lot of us would like to see is more information on is, how to film your own deer hunt, what camera gear to use for filming whitetails, what camera arm to use for filming deer hunting, and how to set up for filming in a tree stand. So a lot of things, it’s a big topic with a lot of information. This series and first segment will help out those of you who are trying to start filming your own deer hunts, just recently became prostaff, or want to start their own show.
Now first let’s cover the actual main camera itself that you need to use, and you have a ton of options here, and really I want to focus on first timers, or just the TV quality, or web show quality entry level cameras. The very first one to cover, the basic camera that a lot of people turn to and I have some experience with is the Cannon Vixia HF series, 10, 20, or 30 are about 600 used or $1,000-1,200 new. These cameras are very easy to run, you can get a Varizoom remote on it, and it makes self-filming your deer hunt that much easier. It is one camera that does relatively good video for the price , that is the easiest route you can go, that’s one aspect to think about when determining what you want for filming hunts, the ease of doing it, that Varizoom remotes compatibility with camcorders makes it and keeps it enjoyable.
Now the other aspect to filming your own hunt especially trying to start your own show or being a prostaff member to a show or brand or product is what I specialize in, and that’s digital content creation, production and marketing, if your filming your own hunt one thing that you might want consider is picking up a cheap DSLR I run a tiny DSLR Nikon 5200 a $600 package with 2 lenses, I need to upgrade for what I am doing now, but it is a basic level camera like a DSLR, going to give you control and far more options to help you out in general, that’s the way you need to think of it. You can knock out a video camera and actual camera with one purchase. A DSLR while it’s hard to self-film, it can be done, it has its disadvantages when self-filming with the lenses the manual focus, but for the money it is going to give you the best footage and clarity, also providing a cinematic look, and the option to snap high quality photos. You want to get lenses that cover 18mm- 200 or 300mm at least! While the camera use might ring well in your ears for hero shots, the more important thing is a feature or title picture for your YouTube video, the blog you are writing, or any digital content for that matter you are putting online. So there is two advantages in getting a DSLR, not to mention what you are striving for when looking for a camera to film your own hunt, is performance in low light. This is the whole game when it comes to deciding whitetail hunting film gear, a $600 dollar DSLR does far better than the cannons camcorders that are by far more expensive for low light conditions.