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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.

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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

and 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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