Learn how to shoot top down video, including the best low-cost overhead video camera setup, tripods and other accessories!
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- SLIK Tripod 504 QF II (Amazon)
- Microphone Boom Stand (Amazon)
- Camera Adapter for Microphone Stand (Amazon)
Desktop Camera Stand:
- Arkon Desktop Stand (Amazon)
Desk Clamp Camera Stand:
- Elgato Clamp Stand (Amazon)
- Arksan Clamp Stand (Amazon)
Wall or Ceiling Mount:
- Arkon Wall Mount (Amazon)
Overhead Video Recording: How to Shoot Top Down Video
A top down camera angle is great for getting your viewers immersed in what you’re doing on a tabletop. Whether you’re trying to film cooking videos, drawing videos from above, demo videos, or shoot any other tabletop videos – it’s easy to get great results.
In this video we run through the best overhead camera rigs (that won’t break the budget) to film a desk from above from a top down camera perspective, that you can easily use to shoot great cooking, craft, app review, drawing or any other overhead tutorial videos!
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