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How to Record a Dark scene without any Noise?

With low light levels your brightest signal will be close to the noise floor, so you only really have three options: a camera with better low light performance (although this can only take you so far)...
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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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Using a Flash to Light Video

Generally speaking, it is not possible to use a camera flash as a light for video. A true flash is a high intensity discharge bulb which produces a very short (1/100 second or shorter), very bright ...
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Recovering severely underexposed video

The biggest problem you are facing is that a DSLR typically records to the H.264 codec. That codec tries to minimize the file size and the only way to achieve that is to throw out negligible ...
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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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Lavalier vs. cardioid mic for low-budget amateur DSLR video recording?

It depends no how far away you are shooting from and how centered your subject will be. You definitely DO NOT want a lavalier mic for your situation. They do offer very nice noise reduction while ...
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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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What's the minimum software for reliably live-streaming a conference?

The minimum software is hardware. You want specialized hardware for doing top quality live streaming encoding reliably. You could use something like the Black Magic ATEM television studio which ...
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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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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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D5200 Color levels change through video

For me it looks like you use Auto whitebalance. Try to set the whitebalance to one particular value depend of the light you shoot.
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D5200 Color levels change through video

Don't use auto white balance and use manual exposure. Auto white balance will guess at what is white and may shift while you are running video on some cameras (which makes sense since often people ...
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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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Black and white DSLR video quality

I can't help you with the set lighting but the look of the video is definitely achievable in post and in case of a modern camera you definitely have to do a lot in post to get a believable "retro" ...
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What lenses are preferred for DSLR video?

Properties that are desired in these lenses are quiet operation, image stabilization, zoom construction that usually cover wide to short tele focal lenght and that have a constant aperture across that ...
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DSLR chip overheating and max clip length

First, while sensor temperature is a real thing that can result in elevated noise levels, I'm not aware of a sensor in recent history that had a heat related shutdown (outside of harsh conditions ...
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Using tablet/smartphone as external dslr monitor

You can't do that. There is no tablet on the market (right now) that offers an HDMI input or any other physical display input. Your only option would be to stream compressed video over the USB (or ...
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What are some good accessories for a DSLR video recording setup?

My personal and very subjective recommendation list: A sufficient number of SD cards, battery packs and backup drives Editing software (consumer SW like Sony Movie Studio will probably do) Tripod ...
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Low action Kickstarter video with Nikon DSLR: do I need an external lens?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Benro and Manfrotto Monopods - QR System

Have you considered buying an entirely separate set of QR plates to unify your entire setup? For instance, in our setup, we use a tripod, a monopod, and a GlideCam with various attachments for each of ...
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Using smartphone sensors to stabilise DSLR video in post

SteadXp works like you describe, although it is still a product in development. Also, it uses its own accelerometers, rather than using your cell phone's. Presumably, this is simpler than relying on ...
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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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Which mic to buy for amatour dslr video shooting: RØDE VideoMic vs. Zoom H1?

For the H1, X/Y micing is a good option for an improved stereo room mic, but isn't going to be as focused as a shotgun mic. The input is nice, but doesn't really buy you much over the built in 3.5mm ...
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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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How does HDR movie work?

At a guess, it will be a similar technology to HDRx from RED or Magic Lantern - 2 frames instead of one recorded for every single video frame. Reference 1: http://www.red.com/learn/red-101/hdrx-high-...
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