Techniques and Tools for Creative Storytelling with HDSLRs

Multiple award-winning DP Kirk Neff shares his cutting edge techniques using DSLRs to create a beautiful cinematic look in the fast-paced world of long-format news and documentary television. Kirk has honed his skills during a 20-year career shooting on five continents. Along the way, he has developed specialized tools to maximize creativity and flexibility in a Read MoreRead More

6 Key Areas to Consider for Better HDSLR Footage

  Skyler Proctor shares his thoughts with Nikon on key areas to consider when working with a DSLR. Despite the widespread use of HD-SLR cameras on professional sets, most photographers still have yet to tap the motion-making potential housed within their advanced Nikon cameras that have HD video capabilities. Opinions such as, “It’s a D-SLR—the Read MoreRead More

Is it Safe to use Magic Lantern for Serious Work?

David Shapton takes a critical look at Magic Lantern and tries to answer the question, “Is it safe?” Design and Production First, let’s look at how a major Japanese manufacturer designs and makes a product. When a new camera comes to market from one of the major players, it’s rarely the result of a back-of-an-envelope Read MoreRead More

Canon DSLR Full Frame Shootout between the Canon 6D, 5D Mk II and III

The folks at Planet 5D borrowed Canon’s medium-end Full Frame cameras and did a quick test in the parking lot comparing the Canon 6D, 5D Mk II and Mk III. Ignoring the somewhat sloppy editing and graphics, this video demonstrates a truth about the DSLR Revolution – it’s done. There’s not a huge difference in Read MoreRead More

Panasonic GH3 Hands-On Field Test

All the talk’s about the Canon and Nikon brands, it’s easy to forget there’s other DSLR brands vying for the filmmaker’s pocketbook. The Panasonic GH2 was enormously popular for its great still abilities, combined with astonishing video quality for the price. The new GH3 ups the stakes again, but with so many very capable competitors, Read MoreRead More

Make a DIY Rain Guard for you DSLR

Plan on getting some shots out in the rain? Here’s a cheap way to ensure your camera stays dry while everything around you is getting soused. This is a very simple, inexpensive, easy-to-use, and effective solution to shooting in the rain! It costs less than 5 dollars, but I have never felt the need to Read MoreRead More

A Roadmap to the New Video DSLRs of 2012

In the past, shooting a film on DSLR, meant you shot on a Canon (or perhaps a hacked Lumix GH2). But that’s all going to change as all camera manufactures have started adding video capabilities to their DSLRs.

With all the new cameras coming out, it’s hard to keep track of them. So we rounded up a list of DSLRs (or equivalents) that are brand new to the market in 2012 including several from brands that aren’t talked about as much in filmmaking circles..Read More

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