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Any DSLR that can provide a live video signal (such as via HDMI) can feed that signal to a recording device (such as Atmos SHOGUN) or monitoring device (such as a TV monitor). In order for your computer to handle live video, you need a live video input port, typically found on cards such as the Blackmagic Design Deck Link card. BlackMagic's Media Express ...


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In Final Cut Pro X, you simply connect your camera or card reader to the computer, and choose "Import" and it should show up. There's a tutorial here. The documentation for Final Cut Pro X is online. You can read the docs on file import here. I've not used Premiere in a few years, so I don't know the workflow there.


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If you hope to record ENG footage for TV submission, make sure that the camera can record in a format that is permitted by the stations you hope to be working for. In the case of the station I work for, news footage can only be submitted as interlaced (1080i50) and a lot of photocameras with video function can not shoot interlace video.


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Another point that Michael didn't mention is ergonomics. Using a MILC camera means that you will need an external monitor (the viewfinders are never good enough to judge critical focus, and with the short DOF you need to be on top of that), which means some sort of rig to hold it, maybe an external battery, external sound recorder, shoulder mount… so you end ...



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