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Today, you don’t need any fancy video equipment to obtain very good results. If you’re on a budget, even a smartphone camera can produce good video for technical documentation.

What’s more important than the latest technology is the expertise on how to stage your action in the best possible way. The following tips will help you to do so:

Rethink you idea of “good”

Prepare each shooting with care

Clothing

Lighting

Tips for recording video and audio

Tips for presenting yourself on camera

Tips for recording your own voice

Tips for localizing and translating your videos

Tips for keeping your videos up to date

In your videos, take your time

Consider keeping mistakes visible

For information on what to put into a video and on how to best present it, see:

Video design

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