Thursday, 9 February 2012

A star turn from the Bui brothers

I know that in all probability this Vimeo/Nikon beginners guide for shooting video on your DSLR is not aimed at you.

But perhaps someone in you circle of friends or family might find it useful.

Either way I still find it disappointing how few people actually shoot video with their DSLR and anything that can change that, even at a beginners level must surely be welcomed.

Do More with Your DSLR // Trailer from Vimeo Video School on Vimeo.


Bill Giles said...

Unfortunately, none of my current crop of DSLRs will shoot video, but I have an Olympus PEN E-P3 that will and I intend to do that. My biggest concern shooting video with this camera is audio. Not adding audio while editing, but capturing good quality audio while shooting. I have good mics and equipment, but there is no spec on the proper signal level going into the external mic adapter. There is a cord available to go from an audio recorder to a camera with an attenuator built in to the cord. If I recall correctly the cord fits the headphone output and has a separate jack for headphones. I guess that I'll have to do some experimenting to see what works with what.

Libby said...

Speak for yourself Drew. I need this! LOL. Saw it on the Bui Blog too and when they get things underway, I'll definitely set aside some time for it. I'm a good editor with other people's stuff. I just bang my head against the wall when shooting my own. Part of the problem is that I haven't found the stories I want to tell yet.

@Bill I am looking at the Zoom H4n. As I do a little bit of casual Foley work when needed, it will come in handy due to the portable nature.

Bill Giles said...

Chase Jarvis has a blog post on the H4N. That's were I got the information on the Whirlwind cable.


Unknown said...

Hi Guys,

Without a doubt audio is the toughest part of shooting video with a DSLR.

Monitoring the audio from the camera is the big one.

I'm hoping forthcoming camera models from the bg boys will have this.

One of the big reasons for going with the Canon XF305 was integrated audio, it makes such a massive difference when shooting commercially



Pat Morrissey said...

Tactfully put ...
I just started shooting video after getting insights from your blog and I'm wondering why I didn't use it earlier. It's great fun, a great learning opportunity and another way of being creative.