No matter how great your new camcorder is, it could still do with some basic camcorder accessories. After all, accessories do contribute to an enhanced camcorder experience. In that sense, they can either fall under the basic category or the rather complex. That said, there are certain accessories for camcorder users of all levels that are truly must-haves, and they include the following:
A camcorder case or bag
Rather than think about what new accessories you should save money for when you get your new camcorder, think about getting a case or bag instead. Even better, include the container into your budget when buying a new camcorder. This way, you can immediately start carrying around your camcorder wherever you go.
There is no one perfect camcorder bag for everyone. We all have different needs, and that should be reflected in our choices. That said, it helps to get a bag that allows you to stash any other accessories like memory cards and extra batteries.
If you like heading outdoors no matter the weather, make sure to get a camcorder case that has a waterproof exterior. This way, you won’t be too troubled about getting your device wet on hiking trips or any other outdoor excursion.
A spare battery or more
Camera makers will give you best estimates for how long their camera’s battery lasts, but you should know that how you use your camera affects its battery life. In order not to miss life’s best moments, make sure you have an extra battery with you. Even better, you can purchase more than one just to be sure.
A few extra memory cards
Extra batteries are important to continue shooting, and having sufficient space to record that footage is equally important. SD cards are ubiquitous now, but do check with your camcorder to see what kind of storage it performs.
Another option for storage is the cloud-based service Dropbox. Some camcorders have accompanying apps that lets you view and transfer images with the help of an app. Take advantage of this feature to back photos to an online storage for easier retrieval later on.
Although there are new camcorder units with support for camera shake technology, tripods add another level of shake protection. This is particularly true when filming special events like weddings. You need the footage to be as steady as possible for the best possible results, and a tripod helps you achieve that.
An external microphone
If you like making video content for online platforms like YouTube, it not only helps to have a nice camcorder, but also one with great audio. While the mic that comes with camcorders can work in certain cases, there are times when you need a better microphone (vlogging, short documentaries, etc) in order to produce great audio.
Creating video content has evolved from merely documenting life as it happens to making sure every frame looks perfect. Helping you on your way to creating high-quality videos are these must-have accessories.