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Shooting video frame by frame / electronic vs mechanical

I'm going to be purchasing a DSLR soon for doing frame-by-frame paper, stop-motion animation video work. I do not want to have to keep fixing a mechanical shutter for my DSLR, which I hear is a ...
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Can my Nikon D70 take video?

Having an older camera (which is my Nikon D70) is there any possible way to make it take photos and videos or is it impossible, I don't mind installing anything new on to it aswell.
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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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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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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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Does shooting video decrease the life of a DSLR more than taking photos?

I have read several posts here saying that one of the first things that breaks down on a DSLR is the shutter mechanism (because it is mechanical) I follow a facebook group of used camera sales where ...
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Will the Sony FDR-AX100 really be better in low light than the Sony FDR-AX33, even though the latter has a faster lens?

I see that Sony FDR-AX100's lens has opens at f/2.8 while Sony FDR-AX33's lens opens at f/1.8 I am often doing photos (Canon 6D) or videos in places where a f/1.8 lens would be a great advantage over ...
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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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Is there modded firmware available for Fujifilm Finepix S1?

Fujifilm Finepix S1 makes really fine pix indeed, and the videos are also quite nice. One fly in the ointment, however, is that when filming HD video, one shot is limited to 24 or 15 minutes (720p60 ...
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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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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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So why does Canon 5D Mark II have a better video quality than Canon 60D?

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 ...
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Is video a good alternative to low available light photography?

I took a slow zoom and my mirrorless to a birthday party at a local kids' gym not knowing the light situation. It was dimly lit, and needless to say, the slow zoom + high shutter speed to freeze ...
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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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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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Question about software-based filters for manipulating already recorded video [closed]

"Extant", a recent TV series, involved a female astronaut (played by Halle Berry) who was pregnant with an alien-human hybrid baby when she returned to earth from a space station. During the first ...
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I need a camera with specific needs. And I hate cameras [closed]

As much as I love technology, I'm not really into cameras. So I've been looking for a camera to record a YouTube show with, for two hours now; I give up, I can't take it anymore. Here are the desired ...
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Find focus and effective range of single focus camera

I have a cheap camera that is supposed to take videos underwater. It is a camera in a case that is set to a single focus. I checked the specs and it is a manual set focus camera. When I asked the ...
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Apply adjustment brush area to video in Lightroom 5.3

I have a video of a person talking looking straight to the camera, on a grey-ish background (he is standing still in the same position across the whole video, just moves his head a tiny bit), goal is ...
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How would I blur something out of a photo? [closed]

If you take a picture of - for example - a car and you get the license plate number in it; how do you blur out the numbers? (I would also like to know how to do this with a video if possible).
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Nikon d7000 change aperture while shooting video [closed]

I have nikon d7000 and I thought until today that I can't change aperture on the fly. Here is what I found . Go to shooting menu -> movie settings -> and set manual movie settings to OFF This allows ...
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video images vs. burst images

My camera is a 12.1MP Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 and for my purposes I am generally very satisfied with it. It has several frames-per-second burst settings, but I find it problematic to record images ...
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How to mount a Gopro to DSLR?

I am looking for a way to mount a Gopro to a DSLR but without using the hotshoe (already taken). That probably leaves the bottom of the camera available. The idea is to record video during photo ...
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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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What makes a camera (EOS 1100D) shut down during video record? [closed]

I have been using a Canon 1100D for almost 2 years. Now I had the experience that my DSLR automatically shut down while I was recording a video. At first a note was displayed that the video was ...
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How to make my Nikon D7000 stop adjusting to different lighting [closed]

I'm trying to film something with my Nikon D7000. But when I hold it up to the subjects face/body, it starts to focus on the background and makes the the subject into a dark silhouette. How do I ...
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Editing previously-taken photographs—by multiple amateurs—for a consistent look

I'm working with a variety of photos that have already been taken by several different amateurs. I don't have the ability to provide direction in how these photos are taken, and I want to treat that ...
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Is the maximum video length of the Sony A6000 30 minutes? [closed]

I read a comment about the A6000 on B&H's website and @BradZChef (commentor) said the maximum video length of Sony A6000 is just 30 minutes. I took a look at the Sony A6000 specifications BUT I ...
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How to achieve consistent results in a home studio, when I can't leave my rig set up for too long [closed]

I'm going to start shooting videos of myself in a small room in my apartment, using a DSLR camera and a simple three-point lighting kit. I'll mostly record guitar lessons, so the camera angle and ...
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What company makes video tripods with an oval logo containing a (not exactly Nike-like) “swoosh” curve? [closed]

I am hoping somebody can help me out with this tripod, I know its a video tripod but I don't know any of the specs or maker. I would love to know what kind it is. When the tripod is collapsed it ...
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Why does my DSLR stop recording video even with a fast (class 10) SDHC card? [closed]

I am recording video with my Canon T2i DSLR, but it keeps stopping to say video recording has stopped automatically. I googled the problem and read that my SD card has to be fast for it to work. While ...
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How do you disable the built in mic in a T4i when going external? [closed]

I'm using an external wireless lavaliere mic with my Canon T4i, but I'm still getting sound from my built in mic. How do I disable only the internal mic when shooting video?
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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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What's a good software to combine all the frames in a video into a photo?

The goal is to reduce noise. This is on my iPhone 5s, which has bad low-light performance, as you can imagine. So I wanted to see if I could take a video (without the phone moving), and then merge ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Camera/Still Resolution vs Video Resolution

Why do high resolution cameras shoot stills at high resolutions, but only typically shoot video at 1080p which is about 2 megapixels? For example I have a Sony-NEX 6 which can shoot stills at 16 ...
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beginner photographer with specific needs - DSLR vs Compact Mirrorless System or Micro 4/3? [duplicate]

I'm a novice photographer, having only taken a handful of 35mm photo classes in school and Uni. My business, graphic/web design, has expanded in such a way that I'm now in need of a decent camera. I ...
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Long Exposure Photo vs. Video [duplicate]

If I want to make some cool photos with long exposure times but not having a good camera that allows me to define the time, can I get the same result recording a video and make the superposition of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...