DSLR Video in 60 Seconds
Do you wonder whether to choose a camcorder or DSLR when filming? Maybe a professional camcorder is out of your budget and you're wondering if a DSLR will do the job. I'll let you know the ups and downs of DSLR filming, in 60 seconds.
Learn more about DSLR Filming on Tuts+:
- VideoThe DSLR Revolution: No Longer Just About the CameraSlavik Boyechko
- VideoQuick Tip: Should I Buy a DSLR with Video Capabilities?Andrew Childress
- ShootingGetting Started with DSLR Video: Part OneAndrew Childress
This is part of a new series of quick video tutorials on Tuts+. We’re aiming to introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained in 60 seconds!
Using a DSLR camera for video offers a
wealth of opportunity. The cost of a
reasonable specification DSLR compared
to a full frame cinema camera is tiny
and, unlike professional camcorders, the
DSLR option offers interchangeable
lenses. Many big-budget productions have
involved some element of DSLR filming
and as the technology moves on this is
something that we're going to see more
Most DSLRs will require add-on
technology to get the best from them.
Usual additions include a rail and hand
grips, a follow focus knob, an external
monitor, external audio recording options
—DSLRs have become notorious for their
poor audio capability. The DSLR camera
for video has been a game-changer:
interchangeable lenses have given
smaller budget and greater return on
what appears on screen and opened up a
whole new way to be creative with moving
pictures. I'm Mark Thorburn and that was DSLR
video in 60 seconds.
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