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Okay, so it turns out that the shutter change is automatic depending on the amount of light available. You cannot alter the shutter manually. What this means in practical terms is that, with room lightning you are 99% guaranteed that you're shooting wide open, which just blurs everything and makes the video mode pretty much unusable. Thanks Canon.


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Blurriness is also affected by focus. Apart from the aperture make sure that you have focused on your subject. (Again read the manual on how to do this)


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To use a DSLR for video, a lens is a requirement. A DSLR body is only a sensor and control circuitry, with absolutely nothing that will focus light on to the sensor. If you could even get it to record without a lens attached, you would simply have a large colored square recorded. That said, for what you are trying to do, a DSLR is probably not what you ...


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If it was me, I would do some testing, first I would try putting a "action cam" like a GoPro or similar (eBay do some knock offs which are like £35) and attach it to a helmet or head strap to see if this is what is expected as this way the "actor" can act normally (looking around, shaking their heads, nodding etc) but in the end you might not like this style ...


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I just finished working with a company that has had several very successful Kickstarters. IMHO, lighting and audio are more important than camera type for this type of video, as long as you have a pro-sumer camera that shoots decent 1080p HD. Many successful campaigns have been shot on a DSLR with a stock lens. If you want to buy an additional lens then ...


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A lot of it depends on your budget. Are you a low budget film or do you have some money to work with. Even renting can get expensive if it's a multi-day shoot. A dolly shot or stedicam seems to be the most obvious because you don't want the up-and-down motion that comes with walking with a camera (unless you are going for the hand-held style). A lot ...


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Not sure on camera but you should check out http://bit.ly/TheFroknowsphotos it really helped me when I first started and got me on the right track


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There are multiple answers. The easiest and cheaper solution is to get a shoe extender. The more professional way is to get an external recorder specifically designed for DSLR mounting. Look at the products of BeachTek and JuiceLink for examples.



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