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What is the ideal focal length for videography? [closed]

While this forum is about photography, most of the DSLRs today can be use for videography. What is the ideal focal length when doing a VTR or Video-Tape Recording? I'll be doing a video presentation ...
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Which APS-C camera can take pictures while filming?

I am looking for a camera (EVIL or DSLR) with an APS-C sensor which can take still pictures while filming. For some reasons the comparisons I looked at just didn't put a priority on this feature. ...
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How can I tether a camera programmatically? [duplicate]

How can I tether a camera to my computer and issue it commands? What is the cheapest camera I could buy that would allow me this functionality? Is it possible to use java and/or a batch file to do so? ...
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Use the Nikon D800 to make short YouTube videos & still shots of an owner-build or am I better getting separate video and DSLR cameras at same price? [closed]

Value for money and ease of use - Nikon D800? I am looking at taking both still photographs and short videos of an owner build of a log house in the country. I want to be able zoom in on the video ...
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Will there be a need for cameras at all once we have 4k video?

Will there be a need for cameras at all once we have 4k video? Probably within 5-10 years we will have consumer level 4k video cameras. At that time, what is the point of still cameras? You can pick ...
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Video on Canon 50D? [closed]

I know that my canon 50D doesn't have ability to shoot video, but i have heard that the software can be hacked, or that there exists some "crack" to make possible for 50D to record videos and that ...
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What is a good DSLR camera for a beginner, with intention to take occasional videos? [duplicate]

This would be my first SLR camera. I have only been using compact point-n-shoot cameras (like Canon ixus), I know you guys are laughing now, but well, I am growing up :D I love SLR images for easy ...
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How much more would a DSLR cost with no time limit on video recording?

Inspired by a comment to one of my answers I have a question on my own. We know that one of the reasons for the time limit on video recording in DSLRs is import taxes to the EU. How much more would a ...
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Why does my Nikon D5000 stop live view after 30 seconds?

I can't create a video longer than 30 seconds because of the live view 30 seconds limit. I know is to protect the sensor, but as soon as I start live view (LV) a 30 seconds timer appears. The Manual ...
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Why does a higher ISO hinder higher video bitrates in Magic Lantern? [closed]

With Magic Lantern it's possible to increase the video bitrate up to a point your memory card can no longer keep up and Magic Lantern will notify your recording has stopped. While i can understand ...
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Canon 60D Menu button starts recording video?

Just bought a used (9 months old) Canon 60d. I noticed that when I'm in video mode, when I hit the Menu button, the camera starts recording. Very problematic. When I go the the quick view of the ...
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Automatic autofocus on 600D/Rebel T3i during video mode [closed]

I was testing the video mode with my 600D, and I noticed autofocus was not working. I then enabled it via the menu and now you can focus when pressing the main button. I was wondering whether this is ...
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Was the lack of video capture on “old” DSLRs an artificial restriction?

This is a bit of an philosophical question, so bear with me. I have an "old" Canon EOS 30D. Some models later, Canon started releasing EOS cameras with video capture capability. Is there anything ...
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Can video shooting have a negative effect on a DSLR sensor?

When compared to shooting still photographs, does shooting video have any negative effect on DSLR sensors? For example, I wonder if shooting video may produce more heat, which might be harmful for ...
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How to record videos with blurred background with Nikon D5100 [closed]

Has anyone tried to shoot videos with blurred backgrounds using the Nikon D5100. I am trying to shoot cooking video, but with the a blurred background. I have 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom ...
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How does shutter work when shooting videos? [closed]

I am a little confused about the concept of shutter speed in video shooting mode. I assume that the "shutter speed" means how fast the shutter would open and close. When this happens, I would hear a ...
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Lenses recommended for a beginner filmmaker?

I am a beginner to the DSLR world, and have just purchased a Canon 60D body. I am struggling to make a choice for the first lens(es) I should buy. My primary usage would involve video rather than ...
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Why can't I save video file from canon dslr to computer hard drive? [closed]

I captured video with my canon 550dslr and have saved the files to the computer hard drive but one file - the largest, 2.2GB - won't copy and save. I can play it on the camera, though. Any suggestions?...
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Digicam as recording device [closed]

Are there digicams with HDMI out, so that I can connect the digicam to a TV card in my computer and record directly, what the digicam sees? Also the digicam then of course shouldn't go into any kind ...
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Shooting video on the canon 550D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my Canon DSLR stop recording video automatically? When I try to shoot video on my 550D with an 8GB memory card it will only film for a few seconds and then stops ...
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Remotely start recording on 60D with Yongnuo RF-602's [closed]

I have a Canon 60D and Yongnuo RF-602 wireless flash triggers/shutter release. If I connect the receiver via a cable to the camera, I can use the transmitter to remotely take a picture. When I put ...
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combine video frames for clarity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: CSI image resolution enhance: How real is it? Apologies if this isn't the best SE for this search. What might be good software, esp. opensource/freeware, to combine many ...
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Sony NEX-7 for both audio and video? [closed]

Is it possible to record audio on the Sony NEX-7 (or similar) even if capturing video is not currently on? Lets say you start capturing video and audio and you stop the video capturing to switch to ...
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What program can I use to combine approximately 1000 .jpg images into a slideshow video (.mov, .mpg, .avi, or similar)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Timelapse software for Linux What Windows software can assemble a sequence of photos into a timelapse? I have a series of photographs that I would like to combine into a ...
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Is it possible to make a single still photo from a video?

The idea comes from the fact that in astronomy (amatorial), it's common to take videos from a telescope with a webcam and convert them into a single, less noisy picture. The principle is that of ...
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What type of cameras are best for low-maintenance time-lapse videos?

There are a ton of videos on YouTube where people have high-speed time-lapse videos of themselves driving e.g. from like NYC to LA. I am not sure, what they are using? Because the camera stays on ...
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Softbox selection for my hobby room

My hobby room is a fairly standard room size, say 3x3M. The lighting isn't that great which doesn't help when I take photo's or record videos of projects etc. I have a softbox that I use for 'product'...
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Using long exposures to make videos? [closed]

I would like to make a video that essentially shows a long exposure progressing as it is exposed. Essentially it would be initially dark and gradually get lighter. Lights that pass in front of the ...
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what does shutter “off” do? [closed]

When shooting video what is actually happening when the shutter is "off"? I know that it reduces strobe effect, but I'm not sure what is actually happening or how a camera can operate without a ...
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What are the differences between dslr lenses and video/film lenses?

I've heard several times that one of the reasons videographers are so interested in DSLR video is access to the wide range and low cost of dslr lenses. It would seem to me that they would be very ...
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How do I do advanced editing of videos in Lightroom 4?

Lightroom 4 provides basic video editing features in the Library module using the Quick Develop panel. The adjustments it allows are limited to: Treatment (Color/Black & White) White Balance (...
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What camera has the highest number of frames per second? [closed]

This is not meant to have any opinions; simply number-to-number comparison.
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What Windows software can assemble a sequence of photos into a timelapse?

Do you know any good software for Windows platform that can be used to create a time-lapse video from a bunch of photos? I'm interested in free alternatives, but the paid ones are also OK.
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Is there a firmware hack which enables AVCHD recording in video mode on Pentax K-5?

The Pentax K-5 supports only recording video in the MPEG format. Does a firmware update or hack exist that would allow recording in AVCHD? Are there software hacks for the Pentax DSLRs at all? ...
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DSLR for shooting video, what's best? [closed]

I currently have a Nikon d90 that I consider is a really good camera for photo shooting. I like to start with video and I know the D90 is able to shoot 720p, but the result is not that good and it has ...
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Why do two cameras with different resolution but both with 2/3″ sensors, and same mount and lens, give a different view?

In testing, I have a circle on a piece of paper. I need to mount a camera at a fixed distance so that the circle just captures the top and bottom of that circle. Im testing this because I need to ...
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Why does my Canon DSLR stop recording video automatically?

I have read a few posts related to video recording using a DSLR so I decided to try my 60D for the first time. I've had the camera for about a year and a half but never tried recording a video. ...
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Shooting with the Nikon D7000? [closed]

Does anyone know how good the movie features in the D7000 is in real-life compared to a film camera to the same price? Is it very poor on autofocusing? Can one use it to shoot an action scene for ...
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How do I make architecture appear larger?

I need to know whether there are any techniques to make a building appear larger. I need to film a house; inside and outside. For outside I've thought about positioning the camera low down on the ...
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Does the convergence of video and photo technology in digital cameras have a negative impact on strictly photographic ability?

With every new Canon and Nikon camera we are witnessing the progression of an unprecedented convergence of video and photography ability, something completely unthinkable during the film era. But I ...
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Can a Pentax K-5 record more than 4 GB of video with an SDXC card?

When using an SDHC card, the Pentax K-5 can only record up to 4 GB of video in a single clip. This is said to be because SDHC cards use the FAT32 file system, which has a 4 GB maximum file size. At ...
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Do video cameras use the same image sensors as still cameras?

Do video cameras have the image sensors cameras have? I really don't know what I'm talking about, so if the answer was explained, I would really appreciate it.
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How to switch quickly between video and AP photo mode of Canon 600D?

I have recently got a 600D which is a great camera, but there is one thing I find very annoying. When I am shooting video and suddenly want to capture a still image in AP mode, it takes 3+ seconds to ...
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How much actuation is used in videos for 550D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does every frame of video (or live view) on a DSLR count as a shutter actuation? I am concerned about the amount of actuation used when taking a video on my Canon EOS 550D. ...
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CSI image resolution enhance: How real is it?

So I watched the following 1 minute long Youtube clip from CSI New York. In the clip, using what seems to be the recording from a standard bank camera, they zoom in at least 100, and see the image ...
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Can I use mic which requires phantom alimentation with a Canon 550D?

I have a Canon550D, and I would like to shoot a movie using an external microphone. Can I use a phantom alimentation-required microphone on it?
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Is it normal for a Nikon lens to make noise when zooming in or out?

I read a lot of reviews when buying Nikon D5100 but no where did I hear this. Check this video on youtube. When you zoom in/out you can clearly hear the lens itself. This is highly undesirable. Is it ...
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Which DSLR other than Sony A55 has best video capabilities with autofocus?

I've bought an Sony A55 camera for home use. Recording video is very important for me. Fortunately this camera is very good in video recording. It records 1080 HD and more important than that it does ...
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Is it a good idea to buy the Canon 5d mkii body only & buy the lenses separately?

'm a first time buyer of a Canon camera and I'm getting a 5D today. I'm using it for short films and music videos, etc. I have an EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and an EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens. So, would it be ...
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Is continuous autofocus in video a software or hardware function?

My camera (Sony alpha A580) does not natively support video autofocusing. When I was buying camera, I didn't think that was such important feature for me. Now I want my camera to be able to autofocus ...