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SDI - serial digital interface

General SDI vs. HDMI Information SDI is easier to connect to other professional equipment than HDMI. It is an all purpose signal, as opposed to HDMI that was originally intended only to connect to ...
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Can continuous video capture damage my DSLR?

It depends on the camera. Digital sensors such as those used in DSLRs produce heat as they capture images. The main issue with extended video capture is the accumulation of heat in the sensor. If ...
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Green screen Issue shooting with dslr (background green changes)

It doesnt really matter what type of lighting instruments you use, tungsten, hmi, led, flo, so long as you use the same color temperature lights to light the screen as you do to gauge the lighting of ...
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Can continuous video capture damage my DSLR?

With the Sony alpha 5000 camera specifically, you will run into trouble trying to do continuous video capture (10 hours or more). It will stop recording after 29min and 50seconds and then you will ...
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In what aspect ratio shoud one record with a DSLR?

When you take a photo with a Modern camera "usually" it's 4/3, I know you can change the aspect ratio, but that's not my point. I assume, that the sensors of DSLR cameras are the same ratio, because ...
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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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Compressing of DSLR video

Theoretically Current DSLRs use H.264 compression for their video. Optimizing an already compressed image without losing quality is something commonly done for GIF, PNG or JPEG still images, and while ...
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DSLR vs CamCorders for video tutorials?

DSLRs tend to have much larger image sensors than camcorders, which tends to mean much less depth of field (DOF) for a given field of view. Shallow DOF is great for isolating subjects from their ...
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Reverting Loss from .MOV (MPEG-4 Compression)

No, there is no way to recover information lost during any encoding steps - they are discarded forever. The only way to avoid this is to use lossless encoding. That said, there are various algorithms ...
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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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Set file size limit for video on Canon 5D mark iii

The 4 gig limitation is there cause most memory cards are formatted with FAT32 which can't handle files larger than 4 gig. Refer to Manual page 234, http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/8/0300007348/05/eos5d-...
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How to change shutter speed on manual mode when movie setting is on?

If your shutter speed would be slower than 1/50, you wouldn't be able to make a movie. A movie is a sequence of (typically) 24 or 30 pictures ('frames') per second; so to be able to make 30 pictures, ...
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Compressing of DSLR video

Without affecting quality, and presuming your CPU and GPU are fast enough, utilizing the x265 / HVEC encoding library may be the best option. This can be done with Handbrake or FFmpeg, it can be a ...
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Green screen Issue shooting with dslr (background green changes)

DO NOT USE "AUTO". It is working against you. A nice, even video image of the green is needed. Setting your camera to "auto" just means that there is no single "formula" for which green to key out. ...
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SDI - serial digital interface

In short; HD-SDI and SDI are the industry standard for professional applications; and HDMI is for consumers. HDMI is highly limited in terms of length; you will need a very high quality cable to go ...
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MILC or camcorder for ENG?

If you record speeches that are longer than 30 minutes, the 29m59s limitation of non-video cameras is going to drive you crazy, despite all the other wonderful things they can do. Interviews can be ...
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Interpreting 50fps to 23.976fps in Premiere Pro

The recommendation from Adobe for slowing down motion is to use Optical Flow. If you put a 50 fps onto a 23.976 fps timeline, select the clip and set Speed/Duration to 47.952% with optical flow, then ...
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SDI - serial digital interface

SDI is a professional, locking video connection system over coax cable. SDI itself has more expensive licensing costs associated with it than HDMI, so hardware that supports it will generally be more ...
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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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Can I split audio before it gets to my sound recorder?

Technically if you want to be sure that you are getting the highest possible audio quality you need a pre-amp that you can use to split the signal. But the effect is going to be very small. When you ...
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Which is a better choice for shooting classroom teaching, a DSLR or a shoulder-mounted video camera**?

Shoulder Mounted video camera? I think that's a little over the top, A decent 1080p or even 4k video camera (Canon, Sony, Panasonic) would give you a decent image, your main thing would be audio, ...
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Preview Aspect Ratio on Camera LCD Screen

Apply a screen protector to the LCD and use a permanent marker to draw the aspect ratio you want to frame for. Relatively inexpensive, easy to add, and completely safe for your screen. You may want to ...
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phone vs dslr vs webcam for making videos

videos for youtube This does not describe your projects. Youtube is a place to publish your videos, does not tell the content of them. but definitely could be better What could be better? This is ...
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HDSLR Movie Making Flickering Problem

There are a number of factors that could cause the effect you've described. It's unclear which you're talking about specifically, but here are the possible problems and their possible solutions: ...
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Can a DSLR be used to host a webinar?

FYI the Canon 70D can't record for more than 29 minutes, 59 seconds at a time. If you're just streaming, look into the BlackMagic Web Presenter. It can trick your computer into thinking that any HDMI ...
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How to load 3D LUTs on Dslr?

As far as I'm aware there are no dslrs with lut loading capabilities. Further, many professional grade cameras don't even have that ability. I suggest getting a small HD monitor and loading it there ...
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Why does Canon 600D/T3i video quality drop dramatically once it's recorded — in comparison to what I see in Live-View w/ Digital Zoom?

I'm not sure what quality drop in the video you're referring to, but the video quality will never be as good as the image you see in the Live View of your camera due to the way it works. Here's how ...
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How do I get a 1960s film look, like technicolor?

A camera that can shoot in raw will have the ability to do so. Also you need full frame or even medium format for the depth of field and of course the higher quality per pixel. Raw shooting = a must ...
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How do I get a 1960s film look, like technicolor?

Pretty much any professional grade video editing software will have "color Correction/Color grading" capabilities -- this is the part of the art that you are looking for. Obviously, the "grain" you'll ...
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