I've been asked by my boss to shoot a video of a metal degreasing machine at work with a view to it being uploaded to the company website.
The process happens in a sealed machine with a small porthole to look through and and LED illuminating the interior. The porthole itself, from memory is about 65-75mm in diameter.
Beyond camera and tripod, what do I need/need to know? I don't think an external microphone will make much difference to the sound, but if it will I would be open to a fairly cheap one, being in an industrial unit it is just a constant noise rather than anything that will change.
Are my lenses good enough for shooting video? Space is tight so I doubt the 70-200 would be at all suitable. Would a macro lens be better suited? Whilst the 24-105 has a macro end to it, I have been considering purchasing the Tamron 90mm macro (version without VC) if that would be a better option.
I've never shot video before, can you set an aperture? I suspect if I lower/turn off completely the general lighting in the unit that I wouldn't get any reflections from the porthole glass. Another concern, but one I doubt I could do anything about is whether the LED inside the machine is bright enough to provide decent light for the video.
All ideas/thoughts appreciated!