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What are good, free online video tutorials for dSLR beginners?

I have just bought a new DSLR, after some years of point-and-shoot photography. Are there any good free, online video tutorials or courses for the basics?
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How can I solve the problem of viewfinder lag when shooting video with a DSLR?

I use my DSLR camera to shoot videos of moving subjects (such as a car), and sometimes I pan the camera to track the subjects as they move. The problem I have is that to track the subject, I have to ...
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Why is there a limit restriction to the 1080p film video recording time duration on DSLRs?

Theories: that the processing hardware gets hot, so the limit extends the life EU classification of camera as camcorder attracts duty FAT32 file size limit of memory cards is 2gb, but then you could ...
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Does the Canon WFT-E4 support recording video directly into a usb hard drive?

Does anyone know if you can use a Canon 5Dmk2 + WFT-E4 to record 1080p HD footage directly into a USB hard drive? Even without having a CF card inside the camera? thanks in advance
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Is there a way to make auto-focus more smooth while filming with Sony A55?

Wondering if anyone can help with this. I have a Sony SLT-A55, and when in video recording mode it is able to auto focus. My issue is that it does this "too quickly". For example, if I'm shooting ...
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Best Focus Settings and Methods for DSLR Video? [closed]

Camera Body: Canon T2i Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SD Card: Transcend 16GB, Class 10 Stabilization: Handheld/tripod (maybe) Question: I'm going on vacation this weekend and would like to ...
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Does every frame of video (or live view) on a DSLR count as a shutter actuation?

From time to time I see questions about shutter actuations on this site and this got me thinking — does every frame of video count as an actuation? Does this means a 10 minute video is "worth" 18000 ...
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Why is depth of field different in live view vs. video recording on my Canon 5D?

I recently got a Canon 5DmkII. This weekend I was at the local high school football field playing with the camera and recording video. I set the camera down on the field, turned live view on, and ...
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So why does Canon 5D Mark II have a better video quality than Canon 60D? [closed]

Assuming that Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 60D both have the same processor, DIGIC 4 (single), why does the former shoots a better quality video? Better quality I mean the technical aspect, the video/...
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Should I be concerned about sensor heat and the development of hot pixels?

Since I shoot a lot of pictures in Live View mode and from time to time I do some short movies, I've developed a paranoid sensation that I'm going to burn the sensor. I'm aware that live view mode ...
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Does this calculation for Canon 60D vs. Canon 7D video recording work?

The latest official manual for Canon 60D says that a 1920x1080 movie with any FPS recorded takes up 330 MB/min. The latest official manual for Canon 7D says that a recording with the same movie ...
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Record Videos Directly To The Computer [closed]

I have a Canon 60D and all those programs that come with it installed on my Macbook Pro, so I want to know if there is any way to record videos with it and store them directly on the computer using ...
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Can a video camera produce a high quality still photo shoot?

I have a high-end digital video camera able to output a higher number of megapixels than my digital photo camera. This is true only when using the camera to take stills. Is there anything that's going ...
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Why might my camera show spots in video mode?

I own a Canon Rebel T1i, and when I try to record video, there are two dark spots on the screen. These do not appear when I take photos. Video (spots in center and right center): Photo: Does ...
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Is there a way to digitally zoom a Nikon D-90 recording video in 720p?

While using the Nikon D-90 Live-View mode to record video in 720p, is there a way to pick the pixels from the center of the sensor? In other words, the sensor on the D-90 is way more than 720 lines ...
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Are there dSLR cameras which can take movies without a rolling shutter artifact?

Most cameras have a problem with movie recording due to the way pixels are read sequentially off the sensor, rather than all at once. Are there any dSLR (or otherwise high-quality image) cameras ...
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Video size / length of Nikon D5100 [closed]

this is very beginner's question, i am asking this before buying my first DSLR. I just like to know what is the video size for Nikon D5100 in both 720px, 1080px videos. i heard that it's 4GB for 10min....
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Can the Canon T3i use a USB hard drive directly?

I'm seeing vague and conflicting reports on the web. Supposedly, the 60D and T3i both allow you to hook up a USB hard drive and shoot directly to the drive without using an SD card. If this is true, ...
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How can I make slit-scan photographs with a dSLR?

Surfing the web, I stumbled on an iPhone application to make slit-scan images. However, I have no intention of buying a smartphone. How could one achieve similar results using a dSLR (preferably, but ...
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What shutter speed to use when shooting video?

My camera is Canon 60D and I will be using it to shoot a short parkour video, that means: a lot of motion, moving subjects, moving camera focal length usually from 24 mm to 75 mm, but there will ...
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Super 8 digital “back”?

I just bought a canon 1014 xl-s for 10 euro's on the flea market (this was a real bargain, since they go for 500-700 on eBay). This camera records using super 8, but since this would be a costly ...
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What kind of SD card do I need to keep my dSLR from stoppping every few seconds when taking HD video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my Canon DSLR stop recording video automatically? When I take HD video with my Canon 60D camera, it stops automatically after about 5 seconds. I am guessing this ...
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How can I select a simple camera?

For a casual photographer and non-technical person, who has some capacity and interest to learn but correctly recognizes she needs simplicity more than she needs a wealth of capabilities, for a person ...
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Suggestions for photographers / videographers to best work together at the same event?

I want to get a wedding photographer's perspective on videography. It seems like there can exist a natural tension between the two, as they are both under pressure from the bride to shoot the same ...
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Where can I get some Video sequences which have Flicker? [closed]

I am looking to get some Video Sequences(Any video format - MPEG4,H263,MPEG2,H264,Raw YUV) which have noticable amount of flickering present in them. I searched, but could not find any such videos. I ...
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Taking video of score clock…numbers disappear

I am currently trying to broadcast live sporting events, and am having trouble with the settings on my camera. Whenever we point the camera towards the score clock (it's an old score clock, definitely ...
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How to set up lighting for stop-motion photography?

I was recently joking around with some friends about building a small gingerbread town, and taking some macro shots of it. My friends came up with the idea of actually doing it, only instead of just ...
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How can I make a time lapse photo series that pans across the images?

I've been doing time lapse photo shoots for a wee while now, and been watching tons of other neat videos on the net. I always find the most interesting ones are the ones that pan across the image to ...
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What program could I use to create a map-based slideshow?

For travel photography I am a fan of slideshows where you actually see where the picture was taken on a map and zoom to the next location. I just found out that almighty Apple already did this in ...
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Canon EOS 450D video out

I saw video output (which looks like headphone output) on my Canon EOS 450D. What is it for? Is it possible to record video through this output?
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What is the best video editing software? [closed]

What is the best video editing software?
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Does the D7000 support simultaneous capture of video and stills?

Can the Nikon D7000 output video on its HDMI output, with no display overlays, and shoot pictures at the same time, without interruption of the video signal? Application is using these cameras to ...
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Is there a D-SLR that can record video with continuous autofocus?

Is there a D-SLR (including the new Nikon and Canon 60D) that can take video with continuous autofocus? On cameras that don't support that feature, is it possible to autofocus by pressing a button ...
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What software to use to create a “photo-presentation”?

I got a series of shots from a wedding ceremony. I'm gonna hand the selected ones as prints to the couple, but I also wanted to create a kind of movie-"presentation", from selected pictures. My goal ...
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What do you call that stop-frame ghost technology?

When doing stop-frame animation with a video camera, some software has the ability to overlay the photo you're about to take with a semi-transparent ghost of the previous photo, allowing you to line ...
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Does the Nikon D3100 have audio input?

The new Nikon D3100 has video capabilities, and a mono microphone on the front. However, I can't seem to find anywhere if it has an audio input, to enable using a better microphone.
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Can you suggest an external microphone for a Canon EOS 7D with video recording? [closed]

I'm thinking about getting an external microphone for my Canon EOS 7D (since the built-in one isn't very good.) Nothing pro, but something that gives better audio quality. Suggestions?
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What are the pros and cons of a video camera versus a DSLR that can take video? [closed]

I have made a few short films and plan to get more serious about it, but professional digital video cameras are generally expensive and the recent line of beginner DSLRs which can take HD video like ...