As still photographers, the last thing we’re usually looking for is a moving camera. We often like to lock down our camera on a tripod and make sure it’s rock solid still to avoid blur in our photos. If you own a DSLR that also shoots high quality video, you will eventually realize that in […]

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I can see! I can see! Those were the first words that I uttered after connecting my camera to the beautiful Marshall 7-inch field monitor. If you’re older than 40, you probably share my affliction. My eyes aren’t what they used to be, and as nice as the new DSLR rear LCDs are, they’re still […]

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I’ve already talked about the importance of improving the audio you record on your hybrid DSLR still/video camera. That post had to do with camera settings. You also need to consider adding an external audio source to get decent audio with your video. Here’s an inexpensive way to do that, and still get great results. […]

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO I am a photographer. I am NOT a filmmaker – but I am trying to acquire some of the same skills. I have really enjoyed learning more about shooting moving pictures. And the Canon 1D MK IV is very well situated to that task. Last week I spent some […]

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This post was inspired by a question I received from Mark Bringedahl. He said he didn’t understand why anyone interested in pursuing professional video wouldn’t buy a professional video camera. It’s a valid question and one that I have asked myself. In some ways, the professional video cameras trump the DSLRs. The pro vid cams […]

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I love Nikon camera bodies and lenses. This is not a post that is intended to imply Nikon is a bad company, their cameras suck or that the Nikon user base is full of losers. It’s not – really. This is a post describing why Canon DSLRs have the lead in the fusion space. Comparing […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Guest Post by Ron Dawson To see Part 1 in this series, go to : http://photofocus.com/2009/11/16/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-1/ To see Part 2 in this series, go to : http://photofocus.com/2009/11/17/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-2/ To see Part 2 in this series, go to: http://photofocus.com/2009/11/18/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-3/ Editing Your Project Now that you have your footage “in the can,” it’s time to do […]

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