Currently using D4 primarily for Video. I'm loving it. Here's my latest test shoot in real life scenario: http://youtu.be/3av49u1O5NU
Who does video?(32 posts) (20 voices)
I do video on the D7000 as part of my routine day-to-day operations.
Shot a small interview for the Mayo Clinic for a PBS show next season this week. It was part of a hectic day of a hectic week.
One of the really cool things with the multipurpose DSLR cameras is that you can shoot promotional films on Monday, University catalog shots on Tuesday, Girl Scout 'Flip Book' videos on Wednesday, and work on a broadcast documentary on Thursday, and work a benefit for 'Feed the Work' on Friday, and I'm still, 'mostly retired' - the D7000, isn't. ;-)
I experimented with video on my D800 yesterday for the first time. I was very impressed with the video results, as were all the people who saw the results (baby video--how can you go wrong). But I am completely new to video.
If I'm going to do any more of this, I'll need to get an external microphone and a video rig. Any suggestions? I'd like to know what others have tried and where they thought their money was well spent.
As primarily a stills shooter, I do a good bit of video, I think it is ignorant to write off and insult the video capabilities of the current crop of DSLRS.
I don't mean this as an insult, I certainly felt the same way before I discovered the camera's abilities and now I find the video feature on the DSLR to be fantastic.
Everyone keeps mentioning oh i'll use a camcorder, or if I need to shoot a longer video, i'll use a camcorder. I'm not sure what kind of camcorders you are using, but I find the DSLR's video to be far superior to most of the consumer grade camcorders. I can't find where to adjust the aperture, ISO, or manual focus with the majority of camcorders. I can't imagine what kind of scene you are shooting where you would need more than 20 minutes of video that the dslr shoots per scene either.
Regarding the AF issue, Im pretty sure professional level video cameras do not auto focus, I never use autofocus while shooting video.
I currently use a Nikon D7000, and I find its video quality to be quite a bit better than the T2i. Though the T2i's interface is slightly easier to use.
The video on the current crop D800/5D MKIII should be fantastic. Though I think perhaps they should make two lines of cameras, A video and a non video version, as I would like to see more dedicated buttons on each type of camera. I think canon is headed in the right direction with the new 1Dx
Just my 2 cents as an amateur video enthusiast.
I picked up the Nikon microphone at the camera shop and mounted it on a flash bracket to get it away from the lense noise, which is much better, but for handheld I'll need a rig where I can support the camera on my shoulder. There is way I can chimp with a 70-200 lens for more than a second or two.
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