A device used to capture still images.

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What factors are important for DSLR lenses for shooting video?

I'm about to upgrade my DSLR camera from a Canon XSi (450D) to either a Canon 7D or T3i (600D). I'm largely interested in the video features of the camera. I have several mid/high-end lenses that I ...
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What is this strange second camera?

I don't know is this is the correct place to ask this but ... I've watched several "making of" of current movies and noticed a thing i cannot explain. What is this strange "secondary" camera you ...
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how can I smoothly move a camera without a dolly?

I have a small camera and this is the first time I'm filming anything that is serious. I'm wonder if there is a cheap way I can smoothly shoot footage in a room while moving without a camera dolly.
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About film making techniques

I have developed a big interest in film making recently (I hope it isn't a fad). I am interested more in the technical side like cinematography, editing, lighting etc than acting, direction etc. I am ...
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How much is a good framerate for slo-mo recording?

As per the title, how much fps count should I be considering on a camera if I am looking to do slo-mo shots without framerate lag taking effect on video settings? On a side note, I don't know if this ...
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Matching a camera in a 3D scene based on a photo

I have a Sketchup scene with a 3D model and a geolocation, but I also have a photo for the scene. How cam I match/create a virtual camera in the 3D application to match the viewpoint of the physical ...
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Why use 35 mm film raw stock and camera?

I would like your suggestions and reasoning as this would be useful in making decisions. Why are film makers still using traditional 35 mm film raw stock and camera equipment to produce feature films ...
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What is a circular motion around a object called when filming?

You know that camera technique when the camera operator usually have a steadicam and runs/walks around a person. I'm trying to learn how to do that with my homemade glidecam but it is so hard. it ...
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How to change active camera in after effects ( or render a different camera )

I added a camera to my comp, however, when I render it uses the active camera, and not camera1. How do I Either make camera1 my active camera, or make it so that I can render out camera1
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How did cameramen manually focus in the film days?

In the days before LCDs and digital cameras, manually focusing an interchangeable lens still camera wasn't a whole lot different than it is today. In most designs, you had a mirror that gave the ...
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Things to do during shoot to prevent loss of quality during extreme colour grading in post?

I am doing a shoot where I will need to increase the saturation quite a bit in post. You can only really push it so far before you get artifacts etc. so I'm just wondering if there is anything I ...
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Advice on how to determine right camera equipment and set up for multi-sport court?

We are building a 65ft x 30ft multi-sport court with 13ft walls all around (similar to the one pictured) and we would like to know what video camera equipment would be the most appropriate in order to ...
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What equipment should I get for starting out making professional quality films?

I want to start two short film projects but I don't know what equipment I need to get a good professional quality result. I've been saving some money so I hope budget is not a problem. Also, what's ...
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Recommendation for a flying camera device

Does anyone have any experience using flying devices that you can mount a camera to? I would like to try this just as a side hobby and there are a lot of links and information that come up once you do ...
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How to stitch images from DIY panorama video rig with 3 canon 60d's?

I want to build a camera rig with 3 canon 60d's to get some kind of panorama video. To verify my idea before building the real rig, I've implemented the setup in Blender to test all possible cases: ...
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Audio monitoring w/ headphones through HDMI port

I'm looking at a new camera that has a mic in and audio control, but no headphones out. Is there a way to get live audio out of a camera using the HDMI port and plugging into headphones? I want to be ...
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Where to place a camera to record Swimming

Recently I've done a "mini-triathlon" event called WinchesterPPP and I was able to record the whole event by placing my GoPro camera on the helmet (You can see my video on that website). Next year I'm ...
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Hardware/workflow for HD multicam shooting on a budget

I'm interested in doing some multicam shooting of my band's gigs. (This is a personal, not commercial, motivation, so my constraints include budget and cargo space — i.e., minimal equipment bulk. ...
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How do you load a Bolex H-16?

How do you load a Bolex H-16? A complete answer will include a link to the camera manual, page number for reference in the ASC manual, and a video demonstrating effective loading technique.
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Understanding Region of Interest selection in a Camera

I want to understand how ROI selection actually happens inside a camera? I have an ethernet camera, that can capture and send images to the PC, based on user defined ROI. The advantage of this is that ...
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Periodicals/magazines/blogs for cinematography?

I want to stay up-to-date on cinematography techniques -- not just regurgitated press releases on camera technology. What regularly updated resources (not books) should I follow to continually learn ...
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Live Streaming and Recording Simultaneously

I will explain my situation first. I am getting married in two months and have many family members that are in bad health. They want to make the wedding, but just cant. We had the idea of streaming ...
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Using gopro hero 3 white/black with 3d- anything to watch out for?

I am looking at buying a pair of black edition go pros and a 3d kit (mount with sync cable) I read elsewhere online about some issues with earlier models with the firmware etc. Does anyone know if ...
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What's a good camera to shoot a low-budget short film with?

My budget is around $750. So far I have come up with Canon 550D and I think it's a great choice to shoot a low-budget short film. I am just seeking your advice to see if there is any better ...
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Making lenses (water and dust) splashproof?

Some lenses are build splashproof, while others aren't. What is the least expensive method to make a lens splashproof which is not splashproof?
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Line between photographer and video

Just been reading an article on dpreview about the panasonic gh4. The newest hyrbid that almost seems like a crossover product between photography and videography. The 4k video sounds pretty cool. 30 ...
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What can cause poor quality video in Canon point&shoot camera?

I recorded some videos from my superzoom compact camera Canon Powershot SX150 IS. When I run these videos on camera itself, they run fine. But when I move them on PC and run it, I can see it being ...
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Video & Audio Kit on a Budget

My group has a budget of ~£1000 to spend on high quality recording equipment so I need to do a little background research before I go off and advise them about what to buy. The aim is to be able to ...
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Avoiding motion blur from a network camera

I'm a newbie here. I have a problem that I don't really understand. Hopefully, someone can share their experience. If I have an ip camera of 1) 640x480(sensor width = 3.6mm), 2) focal length from ...
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Camera features useful when recording a live high school basketball game?

What features should I be looking for in a camera (typically found in cameras less than $1000) for shooting a high school basketball game? The intent is to use the video for "Game Film" type analysis ...
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Smooth horizontal and vertical camera movement

I have a Canon EOS 60D camera. I want to use this to take some video by moving the camera smoothly in horizontal and vertical axis. For example, if I want to take video of the bezel of a TV, I'd like ...
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What camera to use for classroom/lecture recording?

We want to install HD IP cameras in our classrooms to record lectures and make them available online. We are having a hard time finding the right one. Most are geared towards surveillance. Any ...
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What is the orbiting technique involved for this scene [youtube]?

As in title, what is the technique involved for this scene: ...
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What is the cheapest camera I can plug external microphone to?

I am working on some homemade lectures so I need good quality of sound, but unfortunately I do not have any budget so far(amateur stuff). I am looking for a camera that can shoot in Full HD and can ...
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I am not able to take video with my SD card

I purchased a Sandisk ultra with 64GB of memory for like 60$ but now it will not allow me to take videos. Why is this and is there any way to change it? When I display the info on the screen I can see ...
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What are the minimum camera characteristics required to record a movie for cinema?

What are the minimum characteristics required for a camera to project a movie taken by it on a standard cinema screen? I mean anything that affects the quality of the picture seen on the screen. What ...
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UHS1 vs. Class 10 sd card (Samsung dv100)

Looking to buy a new memory card for my Samsung dv100. After reading the manual, asking samsung support and searching the web, I still don't understand whether buying UHS1 card is an "overkill" for ...
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What's the best way to video chess/go/baduk/weiqi board from above (i.e. top down view)?

Are there special equipment to fix a camera in a top down view?
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Is it possible to find a webcam with large aperture?

I'm looking for a Webcam with large aperture and shallow depth of field, similar to the F 1.8 Canon lenses, so far It has been really difficult since most of the specifications for any webcam are ...
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What is good software for camera recording under Linux?

I use Linux(Mint Linux Petra) and will probably switch to Ubuntu 14 soon. I need to record video with my camera on my laptop(imagine I use a web-camera for simplification) and I need to see real-time ...
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Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 Creates JPGs Frequently While Shooting Video

I have a Sony Handycam HDR-CX210, and I shot 10 minutes of footage continuously tonight. When I imported it into my PC, the Handycam's memory also included 80-ish JPG images that were stills from the ...
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How can I put a camera with a standard tripod point on my head?

I've got a video camera with a standard screw-in tripod point. I would like to put that camera on my head to make a video while cycling. Are there any helmet mounts or similar I can purchase designed ...
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After Effects: Parent a Camera's position to a Null-Object with specific Off-Set

I am just struggling with a simple expression thing I guess. I have a camera looking at an Object in 3D Space. Actually The Object is at [0,0,0]. The Camera's position is at [29,-1637,-2248]. What I ...
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Achieve a video warping effect, where it appears like the camera was shifted

I am writing this topic in regard to a very interesting effect I've observed while watching tennis games. An example can be found on the Facebook page called "Tennis Channel", e.g. the last posted ...
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Looking for a name of a flickering problem

i'm looking for a name of a certain video problem/artifact. it might be a child of the "rolling shutter" class, but something in my brain says there is a dedicated name for it. how the create the ...
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which camera is best for conducting the interview constantly as one-man show?

i tried some DSLR but those have some video shoot limit like 20 minuets. please help me for select good tools like (camera, light, microphone) in low budget. i want to shoot constantly 2hr ...
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Can I record directly to a computer with the HC-V250?

I'm considering purchase of the Panasonic HC-V250, but my primary use case is recording directly to a folder on my computer. (I do a lot of post-production editing, so I need all the files on my ...
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What is This Zooming/Opening Cinematographic Technique Called? [duplicate]

Some time ago, I wondered about what this particular cinematographic technique is. I figured out that what's happening is the camera is simultaneously moving away and closing its field of view (or ...
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Image plane mark on Grass Valley Infinity

I'm working on a Grass Valley Infinity and for a specific application I need to know the image plane position (ie sensor position). But I can't find the image plane mark like this : So I have two ...
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.SAV live video?

I bought a camera that I plan on using for my videos. The problem? It streams over the network, live, in a format that I've never even heard of. .sav I've tried everything, and I don't know how to ...