Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts! (Full Circle Property Management)

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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Dennis, there are some good HD cameras for video that will not brake the bank.

Feb 18, 2016 08:54 PM
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Robert Smith
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Dennis, it depends on how sophisticated you want to get.  You can use a web cam or a smartphone.  Or you can get an actual videorecorder (they come in various prices).  There are also some free programs that let you record your computer screen (powerpoint, web browser - anything on your screen really) and you just need a microphone/headset for the sound.  A google search will bring them up and you can sample them.  I've been using CamStudio.  Maybe not the best, but a good starting point.  Haven't gotten into a lot of editing yet so I have no recommendations there.

Feb 18, 2016 08:29 PM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
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I asked a similar question earlier in the week with alot of responses.  It still is a question in my mind until I get one done. 

Feb 18, 2016 08:09 PM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
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This is a great question.  I don't have an answer but am interested in doing the same. Looking forward to seeing what others say!

Feb 18, 2016 07:38 PM
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Bob Crane
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I just use a cheap camera

Feb 19, 2016 03:51 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
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We've done some great videos lately with our Galaxy Note android phones. I'd say your smartphone is the new Flip, Dennis.

Feb 19, 2016 02:20 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Hundreds of Millions of videos out there so it must be simple and e-z to do

Feb 18, 2016 11:02 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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USe a solid DSLR platform. The lenses and lighting are equally if not more important and don't forget a fluid head tripod.

Feb 18, 2016 09:33 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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You can get a Canon that works remotely from your phone for under $500. Cowboy Lighting systems start at $62 and an Audio Technica wired lavilier mic is about $25. Tripod about $25.

Feb 18, 2016 09:11 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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Is your vision of instructional video standing in front of recorder and chatting? No cuts, change of perspective, close up, not so close.

How about scribble or sketch morphing? 

What about sound? Camera mic, wireless, voice over, soundtrack, multi-channel?

For most applications the smart phone can record all the source media. The real work comes after that. 

I use PPE easysketch and based on site environment, SLR camera or cell.

Feb 18, 2016 08:58 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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If you have an iPhone or iPad, you have all you need. Check out YouTube for some great videos on the topic, just make sure you are watching the more recent ones.

Feb 18, 2016 08:58 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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I think it's your phone to be honest. Blast from the past with the 'Flip' lol. I'm sure if you google it here on AR, you'll get some good ideas. I've seen plenty of people rate their cameras for this.

Feb 18, 2016 08:54 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Screenflow or Camtasia - unless you need to film something rather than use screenshots

Feb 18, 2016 08:47 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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You are asking the wrong person, here! But I'll be tracking responses. 

Feb 18, 2016 08:26 PM