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I'm currently a Media Production student based in Manchester and recently bought myself a Canon 600D and I took it on film set with me yesterday.I cannot get over how well it performed, the video quality is absolutely superb! It records at 1080p full HD and I simply couldn't have asked for more. Anyone else had success filming on a DSLR?
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delete or move to digital?
You can move to digital actually, cheers admin!
Quote: Anyone else had success filming on a DSLR?
As you've discovered, the quality is indeed very good and it's a whole different challenge from shooting stills.
I`ve had a few fun times shooting video with a lensbaby, its even stabilised in camera using the IS system
Well I'm pursuing a career in video eventually, the fact that I can take photos too is just a bonus!
Hi Jordan! Many people on here use stills cameras for video - me included. I gave up on camcorders a few years back, although I have used them extensively previous to that.
I do have a (very cheap) crossover device - a Panasonic TA2 - which is really more orientated towards video, at which it is surprisingly competent considering its small sensor. 1080p HD video.... and it only cost me £70. It is my stealth camera. Oddly enough, I'm currently experimenting with pulling stills of the video: seems to be OK for pics up to about 600px (long side) but no more than that.
Good luck with your course!
I think most people have given up with their camcorders.
Yeah i've looked at the TA2, i'm currently looking at the WA10 which is a similar thing for just over £100. They're lightweight and easy to carry around with you and you never know when you may want to use it!
I cannot get over how good the quality is though, very pleased!
I've come across a book about using DSLRs for video (obviously applies to CSCs as well). It's pretty good.
I had the Panny DC-10 which is similar to the WA10 (but non-waterproof). It was very good but I wanted something a bit more discreet: most people will not realise the TA2 isn't a mobile! The WA10 does have optical zoom though, so that's a big advantage.
Quote: looking at the WA10 which is a similar thing for just over £100. They're lightweight and easy to carry around with you
and apparently waterproof to 3 meters
Yeah, definitely going to invest in one, possibly an early christmas present to myself
Thanks for the book recommendation, I'll probably give it a read!
My clapperboard arrived today.......... sync'ing video and audio has never been my strong point. Lol! It's only a cheap plastic thing but it should do the job.
I usually do an 'alternative' Christmas broadcast for family and friends. I'm somewhat spoilt for choice with HD video devices now: system camera, compact, sub-compact (i.e. TA2) or............... camera phone!
I used a voice recorder for the audio last year but the sync was not absolutely 100%; but I didn't notice until I watched full-screen after I'd circulated the link to the vid. Oops!
I'm actually seriously considering using the TA2... I really like the video from it, and it copes well indoors.
Yeah, we recorded sound externally from a microphone and used a clapperboard to sync it all up, you'll be fine its really simple!
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