Step 6: Don’t forget extra batteries & power
While most cameras have upgraded from the days of AA batteries, you’re still going to need enough power to run your camera. Because, unlike photography, filming videos requires your camera to be on for a prolonged period, which can quickly discharge even the largest batteries. Digital video cameras often have various battery options, with longer life batteries available at a higher cost. We recommend having at least two spare batteries when shooting videos. However, if you’re shooting in a studio setting, the best option is using AC power, which will vastly increase your recording times.
Step 7: Make sure you have plenty of memory cards & storage devices
While in the old days, you had the hassle of recording video footage to tapes and other physical media formats, modern cameras record files digitally to a storage device. Depending on which camera you own, you’ll likely be using one of three memory and storage devices, SD cards, MicroSD or Compact Flash.