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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 functions; video and photography...

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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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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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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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Can continuous video capture damage my DSLR?

I am thinking about doing some streaming on Twitch, and I thought I would use some equipment I already have instead of buying new. I have a Sony alpha 5000 DSLR camera. Would continuous video capture (...
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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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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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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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Black and white DSLR video quality

I'm trying to achieve this kind of look on a video I'm shooting In particular the black and white shots. So far my results have been radically different; my video is ...
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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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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 does HDR movie work?

The new DSLR camera released by Canon, 760D, has capability of recording HDR movie. My question is how does this work? In still photography, when setting the camera to HDR, the camera will take 3 ...
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SDI - serial digital interface

I have heard of a video-grip for the Panasonic GH5 Panasonic GH4 that supports SDI-output. Off the top of my head a few questions pop up What is the advantage of using a SDI-output ? Does this ...
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How to Record a Dark scene without any Noise?

I am using Nikon D3200, I am trying to shoot a dark scene. The scene is so dark and there is minimal amount of light. I am shooting in manual mode and these are my settings. ISO 200, f/5.2, Shutter ...
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D5200 Color levels change through video

Im shooting video using nikon D5200, just a man speaking in a green background. The problem is that at the beginning of video the man is more "blue-ish" and as video progresses he becomes more "red-...
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Using a Flash to Light Video

I have a Nikon D3100. It has a built in flash. Can I use it as a light when filming videos?
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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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Using tablet/smartphone as external dslr monitor

I know there are apps like DslrDashboard and more but I would like to just get a real time monitor for my Nikon D5100. How is that possible?` Of course connected wiyh a Hdmi-cable.
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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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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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Compressing of DSLR video

I m recording full HD video in 1080p /30p format with my Nikon D5200 but i find the size of video is to high i.e. 10 GB for an hour. Now i want to compress it to lesser size in the range of 1-2 GB ...
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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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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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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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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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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 https://...
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Low action Kickstarter video with Nikon DSLR: do I need an external lens?

I'm a complete video novice, who's only ever shot anything with his parent's handicam. I want to make a video for a Kickstarter project, and I want to do a good job. The video will be very simple, ...
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Lavalier vs. cardioid mic for low-budget amateur DSLR video recording?

I have a Canon T5i DSLR, and I take occasional videos in parties, family gatherings, kids playing, birthday parties, etc. The internal mic is really bad, especially in noisy environments. I am ...
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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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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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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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Can I split audio before it gets to my sound recorder?

In the past I have been using a wireless lav for interviews recorded directly to my DSLR (Canon 60D). I recently switched to a double audio system using my Zoom H4. One suggested setup was to ...
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How do I get a 1960s film look, like technicolor?

What modern digital camera,video editing software and lense, can offer the same look/color/grain of 1960s movies, like james bond thunderball etc. Lighting systems to if possible, also if any can name ...
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Better LUT directions for Canon dSLR?

A year ago I came across a web page describing how to set up a better “pro use” LUT on the camera, that would get better shadow detail recorded. This was a LUT used in more professional situations ...
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Is possible to use ffmpeg to capture directly a DSLR streaming via USB?

If i have an high end Canon or Nikon camera is possible to do what eos_movrec do but with a better quality? Could be useful to use this for streaming or recording purposes. And in case of something ...
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Advice on shooting 1st Person POV restaurant scene

I have an upcoming shoot where I will need to capture a restaurant scene in first person point-of-view. It seems pretty straight-forward, but I want to make sure it truly looks like the subject's ...
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Which mic to buy for amatour dslr video shooting: RØDE VideoMic vs. Zoom H1?

My gear is a Canon T5i DSLR, and I take home made videos in family gatherings, kids playing, birthday parties, etc. The internal mic is really bad, especially in noisy environments. I am thinking of ...
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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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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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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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iPhone X or Canon 77D - which will produce better quality?

I own a Canon 77D DSLR and am just getting started with filmmaking. I have a variable ND filter etc. I wonder if this DSLR would produce better quality videos than my iPhone X (with FiLMiC pro)? I ...
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How to get camera settings from video file shot with Nikon D3300 DSLR?

I have videos shot with Nikon D3300 like DSC_0027.MOV. I tried using ffprobe program but it does not give camera settings. I am looking for settings like focal length, fstops, what mode the camera was ...
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Do teleconverters work properly for recording movies with hybrid cameras?

Are teleconverters (x1.4 or x2) fine for recording movies (action videos) with hybrid cameras? I was thinking that maybe the focus could be a little too slow, especially for tracking sports moves.
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Can a DSLR be used to host a webinar?

Can a DSLR be used to stream a web conference / webinar? In my exact case I have a Canon 70D available. Is this possible and how would I get started setting it up?
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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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video artifacts

My wife is using her Panasonic lumix to shoot video. She gets great shots of wildlife. The issue is that shots of flying birds, ducks or eagles or whatever is happening, appear to have 4 wings. Most ...
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How can I ensure the white balance is correct?

I've read in several places that when shooting a video, white balance should be set manually (just like nearly every other parameter) on a DSLR which doesn't record videos in a raw format. While an ...
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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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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 ...