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Equipment for documenting an adventure journey

I hate to burst your bubble, but if you are expecting video to be a similar level of intrusiveness to photography, you are almost certainly mistaken. Video is a much more work intensive process as it ...
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How to trigger multiple canon cameras at the same time?

I've done this to combine the video onboard an aircraft with the video shot from the ground, and if both of my cameras were good quality, it worked pretty well. I tried to merge the videos using time ...
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How Can I Reduce Noise On a 5D Mk3?

Certainly using RAW on ML will help. With 14 bit color, your noise reduction options are a lot more advanced. Traditional noise reduction that you are used to from photos can be used with video as ...
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Bad video quality on 600D

Should be mentioned that the 600D isn't exactly the best DSLR for video out there. The artifacts that you are experiencing in your footage are the result of high compression. Check your video settings ...
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Is Nikon D750 a good choice vs. Canon 5D Mark III for avid Videographer?Edit

You should consider other options than Nikon/Canon. Even if they have proven DSLR can do really good video, thanks to 5D Mark II/III and Magic Lantern, they do not compete well against Panasonic and ...
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Is there any way to record external audio from a Canon Rebel R6?

Welcome to Video Production Stack Exchange! Bad news first- Unfortunately, you are stuck with the in-camera mic with the T6. The T6i has a microphone jack for mounting an external microphone. If ...
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Is Nikon D750 a good choice vs. Canon 5D Mark III for avid Videographer?Edit

No, the D750 is not a good alternative for an avid videographer, at least not if you want the advantages Magic Lantern offers. ML isn't available for Nikon. The reason has nothing to do with the ...
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Differences Tamron f/2.8 28-75 / 24-70

Yes, there is a lot you are missing. The 24-70 has substantially better transmittance (more light makes it through the lens), slightly better sharpness, significantly less chromatic aberration, 2 ...
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Bad video quality on 600D

Ok, I've found the problem. I have tested with another lens (Sigma DG 70-300 f/4 - 5.6 Macro), and the result is much much better than with default lens. But I am not able to explain this.
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How do I replace my organisation's event video camera?

Firstly, that camera has a 29 minute 59 second recording limit. If your speaker goes for longer than this it may not be suitable. Apparently this is due to some countries charging higher import duties ...
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How can I replicate C-LOG in a Canon DSLR?

The Magic Lantern firmware transforms Canon DSLR cameras into RAW-capable video cameras that are not half bad. The native Canon video codecs are universally among the worst of any current DSLR, not ...
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Sharpness of Canon 80d

If the stills look sharp and detailed, then the sensor and optics are not to blame. I would blame the encoder and whatever sacrifices Canon made for the video mode. The 80d has the same Digic 6 ...
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Specify a custom "Movie rec. size" on Canon Rebel

Short answer: no. The presets you get are what you are stuck with. If you can do 1920x1080 at 30fps, it's easy enough to use a video editor or converter to go down to 1280x720 with minimal loss. I ...
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Is Nikon D750 a good choice vs. Canon 5D Mark III for avid Videographer?Edit

I use Nikon SLRs among a suite of other video cameras for professional corporate videography. The latest full-frame Nikons have proven to be good solutions for a higher-end look. As with all SLRs, ...
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Is Nikon D750 a good choice vs. Canon 5D Mark III for avid Videographer?Edit

The camera is not the only issue here. If you have Nikon lenses you can get great footage with a D750. I am sending my Sony A7S back to BH because of horrible focus issues in low light. If a scene is ...
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Get better focus on Canon DSLR's

Probably the best thing you can do is get an external monitor. the electronic viewfinders on most DSLRs are too low resolution to be able to judge focus critically. Many of these monitors have built ...
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T5i video quality doesn't even match smartphone camera? Where can I improve?

Bottom line with the canon rebel series cameras is that the video is pulled from a low resolution capture of the chip which is normally used for high resolution photos. The photos from these cameras ...
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Does it make sense to upgrade my set up to 4K from a (Canon) 70D set up?

It all boils down to "Do you need it" If you are shooting corp promos and your clients keep asking or are insisting on 4K then Yes you can look into it as you can justify the purchase as the work is ...
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Davinci Resolve 12 (Editing)

In the Media View window, select all the clips you want to change. Right click one of the selected clips and choose "Clip Attributes". In the Video portion of the Clip Attributes, tell Resolve what ...
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Why does HDMI out on my Canon 5D Mark III work with my TV but not my Lilliput monitor or BlackMagic Design Shuttle 2?

Some DSLRs output HDMI video that does not meet full HDMI specifications. It is not unusual to find combinations of source and destination gear that is incompatible. The HDMI can be viewed on ...
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How to autofocus a Canon T3i Rebel with AmazonBasics remote control?

I could be wrong, but my understanding of the AmazonBasics Wireless Remote Control is that it is only for remotely controlling the shutter (i.e., it only works for pictures). In photo mode, it will ...
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How to film a moving bike on a budget

Here are some suggestions: Film the bike from a moving car. Have two people in the car, minimum: One for driving and one for filming. Shoot through open windows of the car, not through glass. Get ...
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How to turn off LCD on camcorder while external microphone is connected?

It's not possible to turn off the LCD panel when it is open, but you may do two things with it to save your battery: reduce the LCD brightness to the its lowest limit, and set the LCD Backlight to [L ...
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Canon C100 mk1 AVCHD vs MP4

Well first off, the C100 Mk I DOES NOT offer an MP4 option, only a AVCHD option. I'm assuming you meant the MKII as you said 'recently bought'. If you look at the specs of the C100 MK II you'll see ...
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Canon 5D mk III vs Sony A7s

Forward thinking the A7s is capable of 4k (with external recorder, e.g. atomos shogun) which is trendy and can shoot at a higher fps (120 fps) and in S-log which for me is three major selling points ...
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Close aperture on Canon 1100D

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 ...
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How to do video streaming with a canon EOS M?

There's a couple ways I know of to do this that might work depending on what you need. The first way would be to use an HDMI capture card like the Blackmagic Intensity. The second way would be to ...
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Specify a custom "Movie rec. size" on Canon Rebel

You need to turn the "wheel" located between the ISO button and the shutter release. There is an icon on the screen that looks like a rising sun.
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camera flashing in film

whats the technical name of this 'effect'/issue? The horizontal lines are likely caused by an effect called Rolling Shutter why is it more pronounced in slow motion (does interlacing effect this)? ...
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How to do <=1 Hz timelapse photography with Canon 7D?

The problem isn't the remote timing, it's the rate at which data can be written to the SD or CF card. The camera can shoot a bunch of images quickly in burst mode because it stores them in an ...
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