thebrothersthre3 Posted February 9, 2019 Share Posted February 9, 2019 3 hours ago, kye said: Lots of kids also want to be astronauts or firemen but sales of space-suits and fire-axes isn't through the roof, I suspect due to the same problem. Both my kids have made a dozen or so YT videos each, plus who-knows how many other videos on Musically/TikTok etc, and with my entire camera collection the only thing they've ever wanted to borrow was my tripod - they just use their phones. I gave my daughter my Rode VideoMic Me as her phone still has a headphone port and mine doesn't but I'm not sure if she ended up using it much. My daughter asked about using one of my cameras once, and I didn't even get through explaining that it records to an SD card, then you get an SD card reader and plug it into your computer, and then... <screws up face> "nah, I'll just use my phone". She uses airdrop. But what about video quality you ask? They care about content, editing, and making them funny. They don't even have the YT flippy screen problem because they use the selfie camera not the much better quality rear one. The screen of a phone kills almost any camera screen and it's built in. Kids are like professional film-makers - they want to get from idea to pay-off in as quick a time as possible. You'd be forgiven for thinking that vloggers want flippy screens for their DSLR / MILC cameras but I'd say the vast vast majority of them are using 'lesser' cameras. YouTubers are like online marketing people - the internet makes it look like the world is full of them, but in reality the world is run by other people doing useful things instead of just endlessly talking about themselves online. Of course, we probably watch the camera vloggers who talk about cameras much more than the fashion/food/lifestyle vloggers who talk about everything else, and the camera guys are telling you that you need a 1DXII and cinematic b-roll partly to get you to get you to click the affiliate links in the description. Besides, quality from a phone can be just great... My advice to my daughter goes something like "your phone is fine, but use a shitload of light" and to use the microphone I gave her because it will make the sound less like she's recording in a bathroom. She's 15 BTW, so no dummy. If these things mattered to her then she'd be all over it by this age, but they just don't. True although the difference is you can be a youtuber without actually being successful or without any education/low cost. Can't be said for astronauts or firemen. You certainly can get by with a phone camera for many applications, I mean even features have been shot on phones now. However I don't think marketing and selling is always about need. People will buy because they think they need it. kye and Kisaha 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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