Automotive Digital Marketing Professional Community

ADM serves Car Dealers, Automotive Marketing Pros and Internet Sales Managers

Loading... Be Patient!
Carolyn Steffen
  • Glen Allen, VA
  • United States
  • Independent Videographer
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter
  • ADM Blog Posts
  • ADM Discussions (8)
  • ADM Events
  • Groups
  • Automotive Marketing Community Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Automotive Digital Marketing Videos

Carolyn Steffen's ADM Discussions

Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?

Started this ADM discussion. Last reply by Carolyn Steffen Jun 27, 2012. 21 Replies

Hi to all, I am a new member and new to creating walkaround videos. Would anyone be willing to share their advice and direction on the best camera to use for shooting walkaround videos. How about…Continue

Gifts Received from ADM Members

ADM Gift

Carolyn Steffen has not received a gift from an ADM Member

Give a Gift

 

Carolyn Steffen's ADM Profile page

Latest ADM Activity - Click "More" at bottom!

Carolyn Steffen replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Hi again Tom, as I look at more videos I see dealers establish their own "identity" - whether they walk around the car, pan the camera, use music in the background, drive the car . . . lots of options. Part of the process is discovering…"
Jun 27, 2012
Tom Rocha replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Everyone does get better in time.  One thing I say to our DIY customers and our partner Lot Service subscribers is that aside from some pioneers like Ken and others, is that they are setting the standard and they need to find what works best…"
Jun 23, 2012
Carolyn Steffen replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Thanks Tom. Great information. I like the Mini video - the camera person's hat looks cool. I have been using a borrowed Sony camera and it's doing a great job . . . I'm sure it will be even better when I get more…"
Jun 22, 2012
Tom Rocha replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Carolyn,  There are some great new DSLR Cameras that hit the market that have improved video capability and even mic jacks so you can use a Sennheiser or Sony wireless mic set:…"
Jun 17, 2012
Carolyn Steffen replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Thanks to all you guys for taking time to respond with advice. You're all a wealth of information, and I appreciate your help. I will do some experimenting to see what works well for me and for the dealers I'll be working with. Aside from…"
May 15, 2012
Jason Manning replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Any small "flip" type camera that shoots in 1080p and 16:9 aspect ratio, works great.  They are easier to maneuver in and around the vehicle and it's components.  Make sure you pick one that has an auto focus feature and SD…"
May 13, 2012
Ed Brooks replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Carolyn, I've been a fan of Ken Beam's since he was taking pictures and writing comments at Bernardsville VW (before anyone used video). He's a great guy to emulate. My all time walk-around king however, is Bernard Majeau from eBags -…"
May 11, 2012
James Plankey replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Hi Ken- This is great stuff, up to the point of "No Vendor Needed" : ) You have a great video solution that will work for a lot of stores. There is no doubt in my mind, video sells automobiles as you have demonstrated on your last post.…"
May 11, 2012
Carolyn Steffen replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Aj, Ken, James - thanks for your advice. Ken, I'll lol with you, I realize what it takes to make these videos and I greatly respect the time and trial-and-error involved in producing a great product. I appreciate all of you sharing your wealth…"
May 10, 2012
James Plankey replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Hi Ken- I've seen some of your videos on ADM that Ralph has posted. I think they are great! Other than YouTube, are you having success feeding your videos anywhere else like cars.com, autotrader, etc? Respectfully, James Plankey"
May 10, 2012
Aj Maida replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Carolyn, Hi. I don't do as much video as I should but I like our Canon Vixia HF R200, mostly because it has an external microphone input that I team up with an Azden WLX- Pro wireless Lapel microphone system. Gets rid of the wind and background…"
May 10, 2012
Carolyn Steffen replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Hi Ken, Thank you for sending along the videos. I watched the videos James sent and now yours . . . I'm on car-video overload at the moment, but am getting excited about getting behind a camera myself. Looks like both camera and phone produce…"
May 10, 2012
Carolyn Steffen replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Hi James, First, let me thank you again for taking your time to share your valuable information and insight. This is most helpful. Before responding I will look at these videos and the itunes distribution channel. There's so much to learn about…"
May 10, 2012
James Plankey replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Hi Carolyn- OK - Let's start with basic low cost things you can do right now with a smart phone. Not to get our Droid friends in an uproar, I do prefer using an iPhone. So if you will allow me a little latitude, I will treat this with iOS…"
May 10, 2012
Carolyn Steffen replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Hi James, Thank you for your response.  We'll be using the videos on as many channels as possible . . . YouTube, website, etc. We can use a smart phone but are thinking a camera would give us better quality video and audio. I'll be…"
May 10, 2012
James Plankey replied to Carolyn Steffen's discussion Best Camera for Automobile Walkaround Videos?
"Hi Carolyn- Questions I would consider before shooting video: 1. What are we planning to do with the video? Are we sending it to YouTube? How about our website, and other 3rd party sites like cars.com, autotrader, and carsoup? 2. What type of smart…"
May 8, 2012

ADM Profile Information

REQUIRED: Name of Your Dealership, Business or Organization:
Independent Videographer
REQUIRED: Auto Industry Business Segment or Affiliation (check all that apply):
Marketing Services Provider, Consultant, Technology Professional, Media or Journalist
REQUIRED: Your Business Phone Number
804-357-0004
REQUIRED: YOUR Business Website URL (ie; www.CourtesyChev.com)
http://sitandstayva.com
YOUR Email address for business contacts
castefwm@aim.com
ADM is a Professional Network, describe YOUR Value Proposition... "Why should anyone do business with you?"
Recently a local dealership contacted me about creating car walkaround videos. My main area of expertise is training videos so I am experienced in developing and producing video. While marketing automobiles online is a totally new area for me, I believe I have valuable insight and skills to offer.
What will YOU contribute to the ADM Community?
I am passionate about creating top quality videos, quickly and cost effectively. "Top Quality" in this case means videos that sell cars. "Quickly" means finding a formula or "process" that works well and then duplicating it like a signature. After reading some of your forums I see that other ADM members are on similar quests to find the best way to follow up internet leads or to build traffic to their dealership. I believe I share that energy.

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Automotive Digital Marketing Professional Community to add comments!

Join Automotive Digital Marketing Professional Community

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

Social Network for Car Dealers, Automotive Marketing, Advertising and Sales Management Professionals sharing Internet strategies and tactics

Please Consider Automotive Marketing Professional Community Sponsors

ADM Badge

Loading…

ADM Community is Proud of our Sponsors

Automotive Marketing Tools

Get ADM Toolbar

Click here to take the ADM Member Survey

 

ADM Events

April 2014
SMTWTFS
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
       

Your Support for ADM Sponsors helps Fund Scholarships and Events

Getting too many emails from ADM? Click mailbox below to control which types of alerts and updates you are sent......


Instagram

© 2014   Created by Ralph Paglia.

ADM Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service