Camera bags are an essential part of a professional photographer’s and a videographer’s equipments. In fact, it should be something that every photographer or videographer should have, amateur or professional. This is because this will act as a protective device for your expensive camera and video equipments.
You should know that cameras are sensitive and expensive electronic equipments. It should be protected when not in use. Some cases or bags are even designed for specific weather conditions to help protect all your equipments from the harshness of nature. For example, if you like taking photos of islands or beaches; you will need a video case or a camera bag that is both water resistant and dust resistant. It shouldn’t allow any foreign objects to enter the bag and contaminate the insides of your expensive equipments.
Sand can scratch the lenses of your camera and water can short circuit the sensitive and expensive electronic equipments integrated in your camera. This is why it is important for you to get a camera bag or video case to effectively protect your camera.
Since cameras and video equipments are quite expensive electronic equipments, it is a prime target for thieves. This is why you should get a camera bag that doesn’t scream expensive photography and videography equipments. It should be simple enough to fool anyone looking at the bag that it doesn’t contain expensive equipments. This is why some camera bag and video case manufacturers designed their camera bag and video case to look like a conventional backpack.
If you want maximum protection, you should get a camera bag with built-in foam padding. With this feature, you will never worry much about dropping your bag with your camera and video equipments inside. It will safely cushion the equipments in case it hits a hard surface or if you accidentally dropped it.
Camera and video cases should also have enough room for all of your equipments to fit. It should be able to fit your laptop, lenses, batteries, and other equipments inside. Also, it should have separate compartments inside for every type of camera and video equipments in order to keep it organized and easy to find. This will mean no more tangled wires and no more broken or scratched lenses.
Another feature you should look for is that the equipments should be tightly fitted inside the bag to prevent it from moving around while you’re on the go. You have to consider that too much movement inside will result in letting your expensive gear bump into each other that will most likely cause damage.
These are some of the things you should look for in a camera and video bag. It will be able to effectively protect your sensitive equipments and at the same time, let you access the equipments you need without too much difficulty.
Always remember that camera and video equipment bags are a necessary part of your camera. It will be able to effectively protect your equipment from damage due to foreign objects entering your bag, and it can also protect it from bumps due to accidentally dropping your bag or accidentally letting it bump on hard surfaces.
With a camera bag, you can be sure that damage can be avoided while you are on the go to the shooting location. It will be able to let you take photos or videos for a long time.
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In today’s environment, businesses increasingly rely on video surveillance systems. But how do you choose the best CCTV system, camera, or DVR? Read on to learn the steps to take in choosing the right video surveillance system for your needs.
The first step in designing a CCTV system is to determine the following:
* How many cameras are required?
* What are the key fields of view?
* What are your recording requirements?
* What are the lighting conditions at each camera location?
* Where do you need live video monitoring?
* How long do you need to keep the video files?
The types of security camera you choose depend upon whether they’ll be used indoors or outdoors, during the day and/or night, and where they will be mounted.
Indoor Dome Camera: In nine out of ten instances, and indoor dome camera is used for general indoor applications. It’s typically mounted on the ceiling, and can be configured for standard color, day/night, or infrared.
Box Camera: Box cameras are usually sold independent of lenses, which are mounted to provide flexibility for different fields of vision. Box cameras can be mounted alone or in an enclosure.
Outdoor Dome Camera: Common for locations that have entry and exit points with limited night lighting, outdoor dome cameras typically have hard shell vandal-proof casings and a variety of lens options.
Day/Night Camera: For low light conditions, the day/night camera is the best choice. During the day, the camera records in standard color, then switches to a low-lux black and white mode at night.
Infrared Camera: When there is no available light, an infrared camera is the way to go. Infrared LEDs are automatically illuminated and the camera records in black and white mode, offering camera views in complete darkness.
PTZ Camera: A pan-tilt-zoom camera gives the operator the ability to view and zoom in all directions. The CCTV operator can set the camera to automatically rotate to different fields of vision. Plus, a PTZ camera can include optional applications that dynamically track objects in defined areas.
Digital Video Recorder
DVRs are integral to the success of any CCTV project. With higher video resolution, data compression, and faster recording speeds, DVRs are better than every. Professional DVRs allow for network or remote monitoring of CCTV video. With video distribution across LANs, WANs, and the Internet, the DVR is also used for business systems monitoring.
Choosing the correct DVR means answering the following questions:
* How many cameras do you have?
* What recording speed do you require?
* How long do you need to keep the recordings?
* Where will the DVR system be located?
* Do you have remote monitoring requirements?
The most important aspect of a CCTV system layout is the location of the DVR. It is the lifeline of the CCTV system, so must be kept in a secure location, preferably in a lockbox.
Nuvico and GeoVision are leading brands for cameras and DVRs. With a Nuvico camera, you have many choices, and both Nuvico and GeoVision offer superior DVRs. Complete CCTV systems are also available with four cameras, eight cameras, or 16 cameras, depending on your needs. These systems often feature a Pentium-based Dell computer, a GeoVision DVR, and Samsung CCTV cameras.
Whichever CCTV system you choose, remember to ask yourself important questions about location, lighting conditions, and the length of time you need to keep the video files. Once you have those answers, it will be much easier to find the right CCTV system to fit your needs.