If you are looking to make some videos for your website and want the best possible results with the smallest investment, I have some ideas for you. The equipment I use to shoot my videos:
Canon PowerShot A560 used on Amazon for about $40
Digital Concepts TR-60N Camera Tripod with Carrying Case $20
Designers Edge E-245 Incandescent Clamp Light, 6-Foot Cord $10 ea
Eiko ECT 120v 500w Photo Flood Lamp $6
Eiko Supreme Photoflood Light Bulb $6
B & D Seamless Background Paper, 107″ wide x 12 yards, Black, #44 $33
The lights I use get very hot, so you can probally substitute compact flourescent bulbs and get the same results. I have my studio set up all the time, so it is very fast for me to create my videos.
So now on to the videos. The 1st video is shot with my 2nd Generation Iphone. This video shows you how I have my studio setup.
The 2nd video is shot with the Canon PowerShot A560 at the larger size setting and as you can see it has very good quality. 640 x 480 video size.
The 3rd video is shot with the same camera and at the smaller size quality and as you can see there is not much difference. 320 x 160 video size.
Ok that is how I do my videos. If you have any other ways that you do yours leave a comment.