As a Lakeland video production professional, your video gear is the most important asset you have. After all, no matter how creative your vision is, it’s not going to do much if you don’t have the gear to capture it on camera. Because of this, it’s very important that you learn how to care for your video gear as much as you can, as professional-quality gear does not come cheap. Fortunately, it does not take much time, effort, or resources, as the main thing that you really need is a little bit of awareness. To help you out with this, here are some ways that you can properly take care of your Lakeland video production gear.
Don’t treat your camera lens like a window
A common mistake that plenty of amateur photographers and videographers make is by using their shirts or any other available piece of cloth to wipe off the lens of the camera. Please keep in mind that your shirt has dirt and sweat on it, which can be transferred on to the lens itself. Make use of a microfiber cloth, a brush, or a can of compressed air to clean your lens to avoid scratching it.
Secure your camera
The last thing you want is to be in the middle of getting a really great shot, only for your camera to fall out of your hands. Make sure that you secure your camera with a strap around your neck or body. Also, when you’re moving from one spot to another, make sure to keep the cap on your camera lens to avoid getting dust on it.
Keep dust off the sensors
A lot of people know about keeping dust off your lenses, but what about your camera sensors? This should also be kept free from dust to make sure that the video you capture is not riddled with spots. If you have to clean it, use an air-blower to blow the dust off, and keep the lens or the cap on when you’re transporting your camera.
Be careful with your memory cards
When you’re in the middle of a Lakeland video production shoot, do not remove a memory card while it’s in the middle of shooting, or if it’s transferring files. This is an easy way to damage or corrupt your memory card. Wait until it’s finished before removing it.
Take care of your battery
Of course, your battery also needs some care. Avoid storing it in too cold or too warm places and make sure to follow the proper charging tips when you’re preparing it for a shoot.