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You Need a Video Camera For Real Estate That Does Not Purr And Whirr.

Don't do it, try to find a one camera does it all for real estate and wear utility belt double holsters.

Keep two side arms mooers realty video logofilling the holster slots. One with a point and shoot with wide angle. The other shooting iron being a real honest to goodness real estate video camera. Why does it matter?

Haven't you ever seen a real estate video that gets very dark like you entered the Lincoln tunnel after you pan an outside window on an interior loop? Or gets solar eclipse bright, like on the sun and harsh when trying its heart out to bring up a dark lit part of the property interior real estate video?

Even with interior lighting the balance fluctuates and causes a pumping that is not going to help the experience for your real estate buyer.

They don't want Blair Witch effects with their real estate video.

Point and shoots will give the fireworks light balance show because they are built, designed for one still at a time. Maybe in rapid fire succession for a series of shots to catch action. But the video component was not the original purpose, in the initial design. It can do video but was not the primary purpose that it was built  in real estate marketing dog and pony.

And about the purring sound... what's up with that? You can hear the hard drive, internal workings like a watch to your ear as you capture the audio. If you are using the audio channel and filling it with Kenny G or tinkling ivories, that drawback of point and shoots won't really matter now will it?

But you should not be wasting the audio track of the real estate video.

It's 40% of the real estate video. Explaining what the video leaves out and forming a tag team of information for the real estate buyer to relate, connect, engage with in the transfer process experience.

Actual real estate video cameras have leveling software, lenses for the job, are wired for indoor, outdoor 30 frames per second. The less sea sickness motion in your herky jerky real estate video, the less reaching for youtube video logoDramamine your buyer does. You may need to add a shot gun external microphone with a muff for those windy days. Or a lavaliere microphone to capture the audio without what you are saying in the video if out front of the lens being lost in the sound. The one that makes you sound like Charlie Brown's teacher.

Best real estate video camera to use? The size, fit and feel in your hands is one big plus or drawback of the real estate video camera too. If teeny weeny and you have no heft to it for balance and to wrap you hand around, it will be awkward. Which will show loud and clear on the final product. And if too big so you get a hernia or don't carry it around, you miss out on use of the real estate video magic for property & area "home deliveries."

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Comment balloon 11 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • December 03 2011 01:32PM


Do you have any recomendations on specific cameras for the average joe that doesnt know a ton about it.

Posted by James Lyon, 916-521-1214 (LyonSF) about 9 years ago

James ... The link in the best video cameras from REALTOR magazine will help. But there is no best camera because your budget, your dedication to use it, your type of real estate you list, market (not always just homes, houses) but I am partial to Sony. My first camera would still do a bang up job. It was a DCR SR 62. Had to get an shoe for an external lavalier mic which was trick so look for one that has plug for external mic, even head set audio, again depending on the type of video you are going be doing. Your use of this neat marketing medium. This video camera HD buying guide will help.

But now there are newer technology so you don't want 240 resolution but need 360 for fine and dandy. Not 720, 1080i or p really needed. Yet. If you can get it for the same dollar, great. But buy a tripod, other items. Heck eventually green screened. Start small but don't invest unless you plan to use them. Editing is the key. Watch others and copy styles until you develop your own. Set up a youtube real estate channel.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 9 years ago

Hi Andrew - It took a while to get a feel for the pricing on this helicopter as the website did not state any prices.  It seems like it is in the five figure range.  Somewhat out of my price range but it seems like a fantastic idea.  I don't know how well it would work in an urban area (e.g. if it crashes, you could have a significant liability issue, quite different in rural areas).  They are based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Posted by FN LN about 9 years ago

You need the tools for the trade indeed...imagine an electrician trying to do his job with a swiss army knife!

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) about 9 years ago

Richard .... I thought it was cool too. May buy myself an early Christmas present. I bet it is more than 2.25 books of green stamps though and have to ask for a price as the site did not post it. That I could see. My secret Santa at Active Rain did give me an early Ho Ho Ho present though.

Marc ... Yeah, I did not see one but thought maybe I did not dig hard enough. The four props verses eight and the camera you give a ride to that is the right weight could make for the jitters. Real estate video cameras with leveling action and the right turbulence software could help with that though. I thought the "bird" or drone was going to hit the tall rock out cropping though on one pass. I bet the training takes a little practice with the money you have invested. Would love to try one out, report back and hope the company sends me a loaner for adding aerials to the marketing using video. Have used an ultralight that moves very very slowly and where you can hang out, capture the over heads which works so well on a large farm listing, something waterfront. I'm quarter Canadian and a less than two miles from the New Brunswick province border where I hunt and peck these electrons this morning so maybe (fingers crossed) I can hook up, connect and work on getting a jr model, less priced than the X-8. ("Dear Santa.....For Christmas this year all I want is one thing.....blah blah blah")

Rene ... McIver could do it. Bailing twine, hay wire, some duct tape and voila. An X-8 Frankenstein model.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 9 years ago

Andrew - thanks for the information on video cameras and to your point - nobody wants the Blair Witch Effect on their real estate or staging video - lol! I'm asking Santa for a video camera this Christmas. I have an IPad, but like you, I think it's better to have a separate video camera for only that purpose to get the best quality, clarity and lighting - I say unless you're putting out quality videos, don't do them at all! Have a great Sunday!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) about 9 years ago

Andy you always do a terrific job with your marketing both photos and videos. I will tell you though that you should take down some of the vids in the side bar. It is making your site load incredibly slow which is not a good thing!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 9 years ago

Kristine ... It does not have to be an Oscar nominee to be helpful. Real videos show how the place flows. How all those pretty pictures connect, go together. If the video pulls them through, around the property correctly. That's all the buyer wants... tell me, show me more than a few images, the mls "yes", "no" limited copy that can miss the sizzle, spark of the property in total. I applaud anyone that is using video and working on the learning curve.

The biggest critics are not using it so be tough skinned, tender hearted watching them, critiquing them is what I always say. I watched one yesterday that the lady did a pretty admiral job and it was not a slide show and whoa, one guy laced in to her like he was wearing a beret tilted sideways, black English horse pants, boots and carrying a riding crop. I looked up to see if he had a video channel anywhere on the planet or embedded any on his site. Nope. Nada, zilch, zero for video. Duct tape that guy's pie hole. It may be a little harder than it looks. Give her an "A" for trying and when you revisite her channel in a few months, everything planes out, the training wheels will have been removed and a night and day difference will happen. Like junior high kids with the clarinet, sax and flute the beginning of the fall school year and then at the last spring concert. Like you and I at blogging when we first started. (Barf) Excuse me. My early work makes me laugh out loud, shake my hanging head painfully... how about yours?

Bill ... I noticed a brown out on some other sites too and the doodads can cause the lights to dim around the platform. Thanks for popping your head in.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 9 years ago

Love that Dragan Fly, is that yours?

Posted by John Queenan (CDPE, Nicholas H. Fingelly Real Estate) about 9 years ago

John ... Have not been that good this year. Ho Ho Ho. But if I could find the number of green stamp books you need to own one, maybe I could still put it off with some amazing PR marketing efforts to nudge the big round guy in red velvet and all the elfs, reindeer. I wish the company would say let's ship Andy one, let him take it for a spin, show all the real estate marketing applications to help up build vertical sales in that niche market for this whirly bird. I'll keep watching for the Fed EX, UPS, postal carrier package to sign for. Would hate to hit the side of a building or dive bomb with the HD video camera parked in the payload area though. You have to have Sky King flight lessons, to become a Jedi pilot first before leaving the door yard heading straight for those high tension power lines, that maple tree next door.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 9 years ago

Morning Andy,

 How did I miss this one?   This is good information - thanks for sharing it with our YouTubers. Debb :)

 YouTube Thursdays

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 9 years ago

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