Whether you call it convergence, or hybrid DSLR/video, combo-cams, or VSLRs, there’s no doubt that this space is heating up. I’ve been monitoring it very, very closely. I’ve tested each and every camera that works in this space and I’ve been researching all the companies that provide tools for photographers and filmmakers who are interested […]

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I got my hands on the new 7D. It is a brand new design for Canon and looks to be quite a nice unit for the money. Since I am currently happy with my noiseless Nikon D3 as a still-shooting camera, my first impressions review of the new 7D will strictly be from the point […]

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When the Canon 5D MK II shipped with ability to shoot video and stills (what I am calling a VSLR or Combocam or Hybrid camera) I have to admit. I was non-plussed. At first I thought it was just a marketing gimmick. And it very well may have been. But as often happens, the user […]

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I am a still photographer. That’s what I’ve been trained to do. That’s what I’ve done for decades. And while I’ve had a few classes in videography and cinematography, I took those classes primarily to see how I could learn techniques that might improve my still photography. Ever since I got my hands on the […]

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I’m really enjoying working with more video. While I don’t claim to be a master videographer, I’ve been studying and trying to improve my capabilities. I need a beefier tripod and head for some of the work I want to do and my ND filters should arrive any day. Until then, I am working with […]

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“We’ll fix it in post!” NO! YOU WON’T! Now that we’re seeing hybrid still cameras/video cameras, the warnings that my friends in the video industry give about relying on post need to be re-stated. One of the biggest mistakes made by all kinds of shooters, both video and still, is the false belief that they […]

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(Sorry this particular post is not readable from an iPhone due to use of Flash.)

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With the advent of hybrid video/still cameras, I’ll sneak in a few video tips here once in a while. (NOTE: Most of this applies to still shooters too.) Here’s a set on video space… 1. We live in a 3D world. We shoot in 2D. In video space, there’s height and width but no depth. […]

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Guest post by Mitch Aunger – publisher at planet5D.com Ever since the Canon EOS 5D Mark II was announced, there has been a lot of hype/ anger/excitement/confusion about why video was added to a DSLR. Just why did Canon add video to a still camera? Canon would likely call it ʻconvergence – “converge (verb) (of […]

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With the advent of HD video on traditional DLSRs (such as the D90 and 5DMKII), I thought it might be a good idea to throw out some tips for better video. 1. Don’t forget the audio. While some cameras do a better job than others of letting you control the audio, do everything you can […]

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Click HERE to see my WHAT’S IN THE BAG video – hosted over at SmugMug. I show you my portable lighting kit. _________ Sponsored by PMA – It’s not too early to mark your calendar because this is big. For the first time in the USA, the PMA tradeshow and conference will be open to […]

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In case you missed it, we’ve moved all out videos to SmugMug. All of our future videos will post to this site. Thanks.

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We’re constantly creating videos and screen casts here. We used to host these on Vimeo. We moved the videos to SmugMug for several reasons including, but not limited to: a) Better video quality b) Available to iPhone users c) Better Terms of Service Visit SmugMug to see a collection of our videos. http://vimeo.com/channels/twipphoto/videos/rss And to […]

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