DSLRs (or digital single-lens reflex cameras) are the digital adaption of the SLR camera. SLRs are known for interchangeable lenses, which allows the camera to be more functional by allowing for more types of shooting (Macro, Long Range, etc...). DSLRs (for this site) are cameras that have dual ...

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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 are some good accessories for a DSLR video recording setup?

I have a DSLR that I've started using for video recording and I'd like to buy some accessories for shooting video. I know this could be subjective, but it doesn't have to be. I am looking for ...
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Why filmmaking with DSLR?

Adding video feature to digital camera was for their popular applications, as unprofessional users wanted to have both photography and videography at the same time. Professional cameras were ...
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Framerate wagon wheel effect

In this video a bouncing water droplet is filmed at what appears to be a very high framerate. However at 1:43 the narrator explains that he used the "wagon wheel effect" to achieve an apparent high ...
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How do I record a computer monitor without banding/flickering with a Canon t2i/550D?

As you've probably guessed, when recording video with a computer monitor in frame I am getting banding. I'm aware that this has to do with refresh rates of the monitor vs the scan rate of the camera ...
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Black and white DSLR video quality

I'm trying to achieve this kind of look on a video I'm shooting ...
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Question about using the DeShaker plug-in for VirtualDub

I've been using my Canon 7D primarily for photography and am starting to get into the video realm with it. I tried using the Deshaker plug-in for VirtualDub on some of my shaky/not usable footage. ...
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Shutter speed when recording with DSLR

I know that the shutter speed should be approximatively as twice as much the fps. However, I know people who tune the shutter speed to any value they need it to achieve the correct exposure. They say ...
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Canon DSLR home-video. Need advice

I own a Canon 1100d/T3i with very decent lenses (85mm/f1.8 and 35mm/f2). I really like shooting movies at home with it as the depth of field and the clarity of the subject are really beautiful. The ...
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What is the most effective way of slowing down footage?

I want to experiment with slowed down footage and I see several ways in doing that with my current set-up. I have the following hardware/software at my disposal: After Effects CS5.5, Twixtor Pro, ...
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Will lens softness be apparent on DSLR video footage?

The one-line question above had to be vague, so let me elaborate: Let's say that I'm using a Canon T4i (doesn't necessarily have to be that camera) with a Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM lens to shoot 1080p ...
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How can I color correct a footage from a 7D using the CineStyle Picture Style

I want to use the CineStyle color style for my 7D to get the most out of the dynamic range. Saw some tutorials on how to use a LUT file to color correct in Final Cut Pro or Premiere, but only on the ...
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DSLR chip overheating and max clip length

So I shoot with my Nikon D5200 a lot, one problem that bothers me especially when shooting conferences etc is 20 minutes cap for single clip length. I don't see any way to overcome it other than wait ...
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How to fix choppy/lagging video from Canon t3i?

I recently started using a Canon t3i to record video. When I upload the files to my computer (PC), however, the video is very choppy-- it lags even more dramatically when I try importing it into my ...
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Use Canon T3i as a HD Webcam

I am looking to be able to use my Canon EOS Rebel T3i as a webcam on a computer, both Mac and Windows based. Some uses for this would be a HD live stream or the ability to record video directly to my ...
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How to keep EXIF data in a DSLR video after editing / compressing with Photoshop CC?

So I have a bunch of home video files with my kids and family. I want to do some edits like text overlay, music backgrounds etc and also compress them using Photoshop CC. However, after compressing or ...
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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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Software to edit .mov files from a Canon 7D

I have some video files I recorded using a Canon 7D (.mov encased H.264). The recording is full HD resolution at 30fps. I need to... Adjust the white balance and saturation Combine several short ...
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Is there any relation between a Exposure & Flicker

I am trying to understand if there is any relation between Exposure(Manual/Auto) function of a Camera and Flicker effect that might be visible in a video shot by that camera? If one has to do flicker ...
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Why does my Class 10 memory card run in to buffering problems?

My Canon EOS 600D's class 10 SD card does not write out data very quickly and this results in buffering issues which can be seen when shooting 1080p@30fps video. Why can't the card keep up and what ...
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How to focus when recording video using a DSLR?

I'm looking for advice on how to adjust focus effectively when using a DSLR to record video. I find it difficult to judge focus on the small LCD screen on the back of the camera when focusing ...
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Do I need tripods etc. for filming?

I'm going to make a movie now with a D7000 I'm going to buy. I want it to look as professional as possible, but I don't want to blow the budget. (I'm a 16 years old student..) What equipment do I ...
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What are the features you look for in an SLR when you mainly want it to shoot video

I want to buy a DSLR for shooting videos (semi professional video blogging). What I should look for in a DSLR if I am mainly focused on video shooting. I know this question overlaps with What ...
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What is the correct setting in Adobe Premiere CS6 for Nikon Video?

I have a Nikon D600 and when I set up a new project in Adobe Premiere CS6 there are many options available for Sequence Presets. I suppose this could be a subjective question, but what is the best ...
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What are some things to know and learn about the Canon 550D (T2i) when shooting movies?

I am working on using our 550D for shooting movies. What are some things I need to know and learn about the 550D before shooting with it?
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What lenses are preferred for DSLR video?

I do plenty of Macro and product photography (love the Tamron 60mm Macro). I have no idea what videographers who use DSLR like for lenses. Any advice and broadest usage appreciated. Assume camera in ...
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What is the video codec name of videos made through the Canon 600d DSLR

I need to know the name of the codec? They have the file extension of .mov but i need to know what codec that is. What is the video codec name of videos made through the Canon 600d DSLR?
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Halogen brightness for video

I'm trying to get an idea of the brightness of halogen lights before I go and buy any. I'm going to be producing a music video and for some indoor scenes I'll need lighting. I'm on a small budget ...
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Recording video and audio with external input to computer with Canon 600D

I like to do drum covers, but the process always takes ages. I have to record my sounds from my electronic drumset (TD-9KX) to Cubase via a Tascam US122-MKii interface. Video is captured with a Canon ...
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Any DSLR monitors around 3 inches?

I'm looking for an external DSLR monitor that is not bigger than around 3 inches. For example, 4 or 5 inches is too big. I need something small and not bulky, for skateboarding videography.
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Canon DSLR that changes aperture in Video

I purchased a 1100D/Rebel T3 as a starting DSLR. I like the video aspect the most, but its quite limited. I have some low aperture lenses and I like them very much, but they make it difficult to ...
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Help with playback stutter in Sony Vegas Pro 11

I've got 2 DSLRs in my kit, a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon D3S, for 1080i and 720p respectively. I experienced stuttering playback with footage from both cameras, and figured it was something with Nikon's ...
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Does canon EOS 1000D support video recording?

I want to buy an entry level DSLR and EOS 1000D seems like a good buy but I have some doubts regarding it. Does it support video recording? Do I need to install some software for the video recording ...
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How to Setup Resolution and Frame Rate Between Two Cameras for Premiere Editting and YouTube

I have a Canon Vixia HF G10 and a Canon 70D. I need to do an interview requiring two camera angles. I need to figure out what the best way to ensure both cameras record video at the highest frame ...
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I can't buy a streak filter where I live. How do I go about making myself one for my DSLR?

Generally used to achieve the anamorphic 'streak' effect.
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Canon 600d vs Sony PD170 for video production

If you were to develop a short film, which one of these two cameras would you use? In a recent discussion with a friend he was claiming that a camera like the Canon 600d can produce videos of much ...
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Canon 650D HD movie stop after 10-12 sec [duplicate]

I have a Canon-DSLR-650-D,the problem is when I start recording move at HD it will automatically stop after 10-12 sec, whereas at 640 resolution it is working fine. My Memory card is empty..can anyone ...
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How good is a DSLR video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the minimum camera characteristics required to record a movie for cinema? Can one send Nikon D 3200 or Canon 550 D video to any major film festival (after ...
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Will lens softness be visible in DSLR video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What factors are important for DSLR lenses for shooting video? The one-line question above had to be vague, so let me elaborate: Let's say that I'm using a Canon T4i ...
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How can I change the movie format from .MOV to .AVI in canon 650D

I have Canon 650 D which I use for Video Shoots mostly,my question is: How Can I change the video format inside camera setting? is there any possibility to do that ? the reason because my Video ...
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Converting videos taken by D5100 for a Youtube upload

What is the best way to compress a video shot by my Nikon D5100 so it can be easily uploaded to Youtube? I have a video of around 600MB, I tried converting using Xilisoft video converter but without ...
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Near natural lighting with softbox wattage between 2400 to 2700?

I record video with a large window as a softbox during the day, but I want to record during the night keeping those nice ambient shadows and even lighting. I'm planing to buy a 3 piece softbox kit. I ...
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AWB and Auto ISO in fast moving scenes

I have recently asked about Auto ISO for video, and got great responses. I would like to have further clarifications in these regards. I am planning to film an event in a public place. The scene will ...
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Auto ISO for shooting videos with DSLR

I'm just starting shooting videos with a DSLR (5DMIII). I already have a good background in photography. I was wondering if Auto ISO is good when shooting a video or if it is better to tune ISO ...
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Glidecam focus control

Is there puller for controlling the lens focus when using a glidecam? Is there also something similar for the zoom, in case it's a zoom lens? I have not found anything off the shelf that I can buy ...
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is there a movie recording tool for dslr connected to phones?

I have a 40D and I'm sometimes using EOS-MovRec to record movies. Since there is no firmware mod/hack for the 40d available I'm asking this question. Is there a tool for the iphone/symbian/android to ...
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Benro and Manfrotto Monopods - QR System

I was looking into some monopods to improve my on-the-run potential for some upcoming projects and I'd like to unify all my gear with one QR system so I can switch from a slider to tripod to monopod ...
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Detecting a particular colour [closed]

Hey, I have a canon DSLR 650D, and I want to know if there are any settings or features in the camera that will only catch/accept the predefined color. For example, I just want to capture red, and ...
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DSLR filmmaking tutorials and tips [closed]

The title says it all. I have a DSLR and would like to learn more about video, from basics to advanced (I am an intermediate+ photographer). Are there good tutorials I can find online? I could not ...
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Nikon D3100 vs Canon EOS 600D [closed]

Which one is better? Please reply if you have used and seen images taken by both DSLR!