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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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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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My Canon Powershot SX40 stops recording regularly and predictably.

I have a Canon Powershot SX40 HS and am having problems with recording. I start to record and it only lets me for a short period of time. Then it stops recording by itself. It seems to stop every ...
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Lightworks problems importing, editing, and exporting using Canon EOS Rebel T3i

I'm using Lightworks 11 for Windows and I can't import the .mov files from my Canon EOS Rebel T3i. Lightworks identifies the .mov files as "Apple / H264" but the show up in a red color. Other .mp4 ...
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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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T5i video quality doesn't even match smartphone camera? Where can I improve?

A friend wanted to make some professional looking videos for a weekly vlog type of thing for his church. We went into this planning to buy a better camera and lights etc as we go. We filmed a video ...
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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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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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How to do video streaming with a canon EOS M?

What software is needed to do video capture from a Canon EOS M? How can I use the Canon EOS M as a Webcam? Thank you,
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camera flashing in film

I film a lot with the Canon C100, I've noticed that when a lot of flashes are going off I get a lot of image issues (which I think is due to how CMOS exposes line by line) (see picture), the effects ...
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How to trigger multiple canon cameras at the same time?

I'm searching for a solution to synchronize multiple camera video recordings. Is there a simple way to hack the camera trigger? I also thought about sound solutions, but trigger all cameras at once ...
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Canon 600D/ T3i Video Output and Converting?

I purchased Canon 600D Few days ago. I am very new to the kind of photography and Videography . I generally use my camera for taking pictures in auto mode .But yesterday I was in the party I shoot ...
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Specify a custom “Movie rec. size” on Canon Rebel

Can you specify a custom "Movie rec. size" on Canon Rebel? I have an SL1, and I'm trying to record at 1280x720 with 30fps. When I go the "Menu" screen I see that you can set "Movie rec. size." It ...
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Differences Tamron f/2.8 28-75 / 24-70

I'd like to buy one of those two lenses for filming with a EOS 600D: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD I am aware of the following ...
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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 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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why is the camera auto-focusing inspite of being in manual mode?

I am trying to take video for a time lapse of stuff I write on white paper. Issue is that when the paper is blank, it looses its focus automatically. Unitl something or some writing/drawing/object is ...
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What's the use-case of the Video Snapshot function on Canon cameras?

While browsing the video settings on my Canon 77D, I came across a peculiar function: What is the Video Snapshot function? The Video Snapshot function enables you to shoot short scenes that ...
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Equipment for documenting an adventure journey

I will be traveling to India in a few weeks and I want to document the journey. Now I'm looking for the right equipment. There are two constraints: First, the amount of work I want to put into ...
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How to disable continuos autofocus during video shooting with Canon SX230 HS?

I have a Canon SX230 HS camera and want to record a movie from a train driver's perspective on a model railway. Everything is working fine, except that the camera refocuses continuously during the ...
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How to film a moving bike on a budget

I have been tasked with filming a new road bike for casual cyclists. We have a rather low budget. Does anyone have any tips on how to deliver quality footage without spending too much money? I'm am ...
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Can someone suggest a software for video format conversion for Mac?

I am newbie to this video world and have started using a Canon G7X to shoot video (I shoot casual video of my babies, family outings etc). Could someone help me find a good software which I can use to ...
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Tool to transcode Canon PF24 MTS files to native 24p?

Many Canon AVCHD camcorders record 24fps in a format they call PF24, which essentially disguises the 24 fps in a 60i stream by applying 3:2 pulldown. Unfortunately they do this so well that to my ...
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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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Davinci Resolve 12 (Editing)

So, Im starting a project in Davinci Resolve 12 (DR12) but I am used to using FCPX and they way I can change the Field Dominance for the clips as I use a Canon C100 which records in 25p (50i) AVCHD, ...
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Get better focus on Canon DSLR's

I need some advises and opinions on how to get better manual focus while shooting video on Canon DSLR's ex. T2i, T3i, etc. Since these haven't got any focus indicators or anything like, like for ...
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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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Same exposure settings on 2 different DLSRs (Canon SL1 and 70d) created differently exposed image?

I recently purchased a Canon SL1 as a second camera to my Canon 70d. Today I had my first shoot, and I noticed something weird with the exposure. Both of my cameras were set to 1080 24fps, 50 shutter ...
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Canon C100 mk1 AVCHD vs MP4

I recently bought a Canon C100 mk1 after lots of comparing, specs etc. Now I have a question which I cannot really find a final answer for on the interweb. The Canon C100 can record in either AVCHD ...
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After Adding a few Clips to the timeline, audio is no longer imported?

I'm using Premiere Pro CC 2014 trial to evaluate if I want to switch from Vegas Pro 2012 to the Adobe Suite. I'm editing a short video I made in Denver, CO this past summer that I shot with two ...
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MV 750i image sensor

I've just bought a second-hand Canon MV 750i camcorder. Unfortunately, its screen doesn't show what I'm looking at. I understand that the problem is with the image sensor, which I want to try to ...
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Scrolling rainbow when projector screen is in frame

We're doing rear-screen projection. It looks great, but in tests with the canon t2i there's a scrolling rainbow in the video that changing shutter speed or frame rate won't get rid of. Any advice?
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Canon 800D “Movie digital IS” stabilization - cropping video shot?

I am new to DSLR video and wondering, how is actually working "Movie digital IS" stabilization of my Canon 800D. If you shoot video, there are 3 options of IS stabilization - no stabilization, IS ...
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Is Nikon D750 a good choice vs. Canon 5D Mark III for avid Videographer?Edit

My main uses for getting a DSLR for Video would be the following: HDR (Video/Audio) Panoramas Slow Motion Excellent Live View Good RAW Support Any other pro-features for videography.
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Bad video quality on 600D

I am a video amateur and have recently bought a Canon 600D, mostly for shooting. I have some photography background and the image quality of the 600D is far better than my old 350D, no problem with ...
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How Can I Reduce Noise On a 5D Mk3?

The internet is full to bursting with comparisons of noise on the 5D Mk3 at different ISOs, but there is next to nothing about how to reduce noise or work with it / around it. I am experiencing noise ...
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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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Is there any way to record external audio from a Canon Rebel R6?

I am looking at buying a Canon Rebel T6 to record video, but would like to have better audio than the built in microphone. Is there any way, with an adapter or otherwise, that I can use this camera to ...
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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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Sharpness of Canon 80d

I am trying to figure out the sharpness while shooting video with the Canon 80d. I find that the video kind of never appears to be in focus. If I take pictures of the same things the image quality and ...
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How do I replace my organisation's event video camera?

The Camera My organisation has a Panasonic HC-V700 for event video. The video end product consists entirely of a single person standing at a lectern and is published on YouTube. I usually set up ...
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How to turn off LCD on camcorder while external microphone is connected?

I'd like to turn off the LCD on my camcorder during recording, to save battery. However, I cannot close the LCD screen because I have plugged in an external microphone and the external microphone ...
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How can I replicate C-LOG in a Canon DSLR?

I shoot almost all my video footage on Canon DSLRs (APS-C sensors if this makes any difference). I know that true C-LOG isn't available on DSLRs and I've seen many sites that claim to sell "C-LOG" ...
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How to autofocus a Canon T3i Rebel with AmazonBasics remote control?

Canon T3i Rebel does not autofocus in video-recording mode so right before starting to record a video, I would like to position myself in front of the camera and autofocus using the AmazonBasics ...
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Does it make sense to upgrade my set up to 4K from a (Canon) 70D set up?

I'm not very experienced, but I keep hearing, "it's a good time to upgrade to a 4K setup". This is quite expensive, especially at this stage, but does it make sense from a logistical point of view? ...
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Will Canon 600D be able to do these?

A few days ago I watched Chris Nolan's Following and thought to myself "I can do something like this". I have found out that Nolan used Bolex for the film. He still uses film cameras and is against ...
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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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Minutes of video shot on Canon dslr

I was wondering if there was a way of identifying how many hours of video has been shot with my canon 70d? Maybe a 3rd party software someone can recommend. It would be much appreciated thanks.
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Advice on lens for Glidecam

I was asked to video a wedding. Here are my lenses: 50mm f1.8, 10-18 f4.5-5.6, 18-135 f3.5‑5.6. Camera is a Canon 3ti. I'm thinking about renting a glidecam hd 1000, and my question is, will the 10-...
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Canon 5D mk III vs Sony A7s

I have been shooting both video and stills with my canon 7D for the last 6 years and I am looking to upgrade my kit. My initial thought was to get the 5D Mk III and use it with magic lantern to record ...