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WITNESS: How to Film Protests - Choose the right tools

Choose the right equipment and practice using it beforehand

to learn its limitations and strengths so you are prepared for the best filming possible.

Mobile phones and digital cameras are often cheaper and less noticeable than large camcorders.

With mobile phones you can quickly and easily share video and livestream

to broadcast and save your footage in real time.

However, mobile phones have limited memory, short battery lives,

generally capture poor sound and image quality, and can be easily traced by authorities.

Though more expensive and obvious to authorities

camcorders have the ability to shoot with higher sound and image quality and maintain privacy.

They come with exchangeable, rechargeable, long-life batteries, zooming,

better automatic and manual options and are great in low-light environments.

No matter which camera you use, know how to adjust settings for the best images and sound possible

and always set the correct date, time, and location.

In addition to your camera, have extra empty memory cards or tapes, a notepad,

charged batteries, and a charger with you.

If possible, bring an external microphone to get better sound

and a tripod or a monopod to get more stable footage.

When filming at protests, remember, if you can't run with it, don't bring it.

Remember: Practice with and test your equipment

Set the correct date, time and location.

Bring extra memory cards and batteries

See it, Film it, Change it

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