Choosing Professional POV Cameras
Point-of-view cameras are a popular tool for professional photographers and cinematographers. Using POV cameras for filmmaking has become popular for getting shots from the perspective of characters, but they’re also vital to the surveillance industry. Choosing the best POV camera requires you to know about different POV options, such as intuitive scanning features.
Types of Professional POV Cameras
POV models offer professionals a smaller alternative to broadcast video cameras while providing unique opportunities for cinema-quality results to beginning filmmakers. There are four main types of POV video camera:
Lipstick models get their name from their size and shape—about the length and width of a lipstick tube. These cameras are also called bullet cameras, and are commonly associated with undercover surveillance or investigations.
Network models use an Ethernet link to broadcast or send video to specific sources. Also known as IP network cameras, these digital video cameras work well for IP surveillance because they offer progressive scanning. The ability to start a scan after sensing motion makes them a popular home surveillance option.
Cine cameras are a larger action cam than bullet or IP cameras, but still a portable, POV recording option. Practical applications for digital cine cameras include making home movies, short films, and during action shooting. These cameras mount to boom arms, helmets, and other equipment.
Pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras can rotate horizontally and vertically so they cover more area. Some can pan up to 360 degrees. This makes professional PTZ cameras excellent for external and internal company surveillance.
B&H Photo and Video carries professional cameras along with accessories such as professional camcorder battery and charger kits to keep you shooting longer. Browse to find options for cases, cables, and more for your POV devices.