With so much technology on the scene, the question of “what’s the best way to record video” is not an easy question to answer. You want a recording device that shoots quality video, is fun to use, is user-friendly, and is affordable. But choosing the right camera always depends on the situation– no one camera is going to work for every person.

The Difficulty of a DecisionEvery decision includes pros and cons: some choices might include a reasonable price, but poor data storage; another might include great quality, but is too big to be practical. Even if you could afford to purchase a 4K HD camera, could you afford all of the gear that goes along with it, including the editing tools or software support? There are many factors and requirements to consider, and it’s important to think about all of the factors at the beginning before making a decision.

Choices increase as technology develops – different designs, different formats, and different recording systems. Most video recording systems, particularly professional ones, still record onto videotape, but digital media continues to make developments that more amateurs are successfully using. The video recording industry and those who are making their living using video equipment are finding major differences from ten or twenty years ago.

The Changes and the Choices

While there are different kinds of video equipment, there are also the screening devices on which the video output ultimately is seen. In today’s world, people are moving away from SD, or standard-definition, TV, to HD TV and other High Definition devices – tablets, computers, and other screens – all showcasing video output. Knowing how video recorders will record and receive images to project onto these screens is important to consider.  Technology now allows for recording that will provide quality for both formats.