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Took my DSLR on film set yesterday!

MUFCJord 5 14 England
16 Nov 2012 11:32AM
Hey guys,
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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MUFCJord 5 14 England
16 Nov 2012 11:50AM
Whoops, posted this in the completely wrong section, please delete!
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
16 Nov 2012 12:00PM
delete or move to digital?
MUFCJord 5 14 England
16 Nov 2012 12:07PM
You can move to digital actually, cheers admin!
justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
16 Nov 2012 5:58PM

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.
Paul Morgan 16 19.1k 6 England
17 Nov 2012 5:28PM
I`ve had a few fun times shooting video with a lensbaby, its even stabilised in camera using the IS system Smile
MUFCJord 5 14 England
17 Nov 2012 10:34PM
Well I'm pursuing a career in video eventually, the fact that I can take photos too is just a bonus! Smile
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
17 Nov 2012 10:47PM
Hi Jordan! Smile 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. Grin 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! thumbs-up-dark.jpg

MUFCJord 5 14 England
18 Nov 2012 9:00AM
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!
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
18 Nov 2012 2:24PM
I've come across a book about using DSLRs for video (obviously applies to CSCs as well). It's pretty good. Smile

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! Wink The WA10 does have optical zoom though, so that's a big advantage.
keith selmes 14 7.3k 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 3:15PM

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
MUFCJord 5 14 England
19 Nov 2012 11:14AM
Yeah, definitely going to invest in one, possibly an early christmas present to myself Wink
Thanks for the book recommendation, I'll probably give it a read!
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
19 Nov 2012 12:20PM
My clapperboard arrived today.......... sync'ing video and audio has never been my strong point. Lol! Wink 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! Grin

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! blush-light.jpg

I'm actually seriously considering using the TA2... I really like the video from it, and it copes well indoors.
MUFCJord 5 14 England
19 Nov 2012 6:25PM
Yeah, we recorded sound externally from a microphone and used a clapperboard to sync it all up, you'll be fine its really simple! Smile

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