Questions tagged [video]

Questions about video that are also relevant to still photography. Questions about video should be asked at the "Video Production" sister site (at video.stackexchange.com).

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On camcorders, are static photos higher quality in video mode or photo mode?

Camcorders come with photo mode and video mode. But in video mode, you can take a snapshot at any time. Is it guaranteed that the photo mode is using a larger sensor than the sensor size in video mode,...
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Which tag to set in exiftool (for videos) in order to keep timestamps persistant for display on a (Android) mobile device? [closed]

I recently backed up pictures and videos from my Android mobile phone using GoodSync in order to keep the correct timestamps in Windows. However, I realised that a large amount of files didn't have ...
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Why are camcorders rarely used for static photography?

Camcorders all come with static image capture mode. Of course DSLR cameras come with video recording capabilities as well, but besides camcorders being larger in longitudinal length, is there any ...
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Raw photo vs raw video

Why are DNG, NEF or other raw photos look such different at first sight, no editing, as D-LOG, ProRes and other raw or near to raw video frames? Photos look contrasted while videos look flat. By "...
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Why is changing the shutter speed while taking video an option on my DSLR and what is the point in doing it? [duplicate]

I own a Canon EOS 2000D and I noticed that when I shoot video I have the option to change the shutter speed. And I have three questions about it: Why is that an option? What does changing it do? Why ...
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Will Videography replace Photography? [closed]

Just saw a YouTube video of the Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro. It’s a professional cinema camera shooting 12K resolution with up to 60fps. 12K amounts to 80 Megapixel. And I guess their color science is ...
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How to calculate depth of field at different resolutions

I have a DSLR (EOS 60D) and I use hyperfocal pro when setting up astro-photography. At lower resolutions though, such as in video mode, how can I calculate the depth of field? The field of view barely ...
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What is a great older/used DSLR suitable for use as a webcam (on a Mac)? [closed]

I am interested in getting a used DSLR to use as a webcam for my Mac (recently watched this YouTube video and like the idea!) I am not going to buy a new/expensive camera just for this, so I thought I ...
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Photography tricks for widening objects or reducing narrowness?

I have a narrow face and feel this may negatively affect my streaming captures, especially with poor quality cameras, low lenses, poor sensors, etc. Are there any givens in getting a robust, wider-...
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Would an MFT to EF speedbooster on an MFT camera help me photograph and record backyard wildlife?

Upon learning that an Olympus 12-200mm with a 16.6x zoom will not be produce an equivalent or better zoom range as a Canon 70-300mm (see my previous question), I now pose the question: Would it make ...
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Quick-release _below_ the head

What would you recommend for quickly changing and moving heads from tripod to monopod, slider, etc. Would a cheap Arca Swiss copy or a 200PL be a good option? To be used with Mirrorless and DSLR with ...
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D7500 exposure changes when in "M" mode and zooming video

Using a 16-85 3.5-5.6 lens. Taking a head and shoulders video at 1/60 and f5.6 in mode "M". This is the exposure I want to lock in. When I zoom out and include some darker areas in the ...
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Outdoor lighting setup for shooting interviews, with changing and mostly low light (sunset through evening)

I'm shooting interviews with WW2 veterans living in Israel, to preserve those incredible stories. Due to COVID, I'm unable to continue shooting those interviews indoors, to avoid potentially infecting ...
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Is it safe to video record the sun with a DSLR with a solar filter? [closed]

I've read so far that taking photos of the sun with a DSLR is ok with a sun filter. I'm wondering, is it safe to take videos of the sun with a solar filter on a DSLR?
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Why is it not possible to change Aperture in Livewiev on a Nikon D5300 when using manual movie settings?

I've been using my Nikon D5300 for about 1.5 years and have recently started to use it for some video work aswell. I realized that when manual movie settings are turned on and you go to Liveview, you ...
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Image Stitching with large Parallax

I need to stitch images of 5 cameras together. The cameras are mounted on the sides of an underwater remote operated vehicle. It's basicly a cupoid with sizes of 2.1m x 1.3m x 1.85m. The cameras are ...
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Black Dots when shooting video on Nikon D5300 manual settings

after i shoot videos for a few minutes these black dots appear on my video. I am aware that my Nikon is mainly a photography camera but i am not sure why this keeps happening when i shoot video https:/...
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Is it safe to hold DSLR with hot shoe mounted top handle?

This is similar to May I hold the DSLR in part by the hotshoe flash? but I'm asking about top handle. Is it safe to hold a camera that may weight more then 2kg with this? I have two lenses one is ~1....
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Can I record video through viewfinder of a Nikon D3500 DSLR?

I can take video using the lcd screen and I can take images when using the viewfinder. However I cannot record video via the viewfinder. Is there a way to shoot video using the viewfinder with a DSLR?
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Can you use a phone as grey/white card?

I have a Nikon D5300 and always shoot on Auto White Balance because it can be easily fixed in Lightroom or other RAW Processing applications. However, I wanted to experiment a bit with shooting Video ...
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Saturation and contrast in photography vs video

I've observed different ways and styles to edit photography, and sometimes "cinematic" photography. And I've observed in some places photography tends to have strong contrast and saturation. Very ...
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Optimal settings for video capture in front of large digital whiteboard

I have a youtube channel and create a lot of technical videos in front of a large Dell monitor which I use as a whiteboard. I used to use my iPhone but switched to Nikon Z50 with a shotgun microphone ...
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EOS 5D Mark III for photo and video in 2020 [closed]

Is the 5D Mark III a good DSLR for both photography and videography in 2020? Does it support features such as tracking or continuous AF in video mode? I did some research but I didn't find a clear ...
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Why is camera showing red\green\blue horizontal stripes in image?

This is a capture from a video from a new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. It happens in both lenses that I have and is there, more or less, in every video image. The light source was home led ...
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Canon EOS R recording time [closed]

I’m looking at buying the Canon EOS R. I’ll want to use it for recording stage shows, which will last longer than 29:59 minutes long. Is it possible to record on this camera longer than 29:59 in one ...
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What are the ISO, exposure, and aperture settings for single frames from slow-motion video on the iPhone 6?

I filmed a video of myself swinging a tennis racket in slow motion and then used cv2 to make jpg's of some of the frames, ie. 8 frames from the start of the swing to follow-through evenly spaced, and ...
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Do "camcorders" shoot longer video? [closed]

I've had many point-n-shoot cameras over the past 20 years: Fuji A201, Canon A540, Nikon S8100, Nikon S8200, Nikon S9900: all of these do video recording but limit the time. The old Fuji A201 only did ...
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How careful do I need to be about using hot lights in a private residence?

If I use tungsten hot lights for a video in a private residence (specifically a condo unit) in Canada, how concerned should I be with tripping the circuit breaker? The specific light kit I am ...
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How ignore video when import media to Lightroom (not uncheck every time, full ignored)

When I import photos Lightroom import videos too, but how ignore video files or files by extension without press every time "Uncheck videos" at import dialog? Uncheck videos button shown if press alt ...
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CFL and LED mixed

I am shooting green screen video. I need to light the screen as well as the subject. I have a bunch of 6000K CFL's and I want to get a few LED's. If both types are the same temperature, 6000K, can I ...
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Is there any way to produce animation from the history steps in Lightroom?

I need a way to produce an animated GIF of what I did while developing/editing a certain photo in Lightroom. In another word, if there is any tool/workflow/plugin that record every step in my photo ...
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Replace Canon 600D with Canon 80D? [closed]

I have a Canon 600D which has served me well over the years. Now I would like to create more video content, but the 600D has this 12min video length limit. The result is quite often that the camera ...
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How to dampen tripod vibration on bouncy surface? [duplicate]

I was recording my daughter's band performance, with a Vivitar HF-TR59 59" Tripod set on wooden bleachers, Sony a7iii with 24-240 lens, OIS on. Camera shake warning was on most of the time, and one ...
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Why are Nikon Cameras not widely used to shoot video as compared to Canon/Sony? [closed]

I am new to the photography, and I use a Nikon D3400 and 18-55 VR kit lens for casual photography and once in a while I shoot video in 1080 60p. But everywhere in youtube I see people saying that ...
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Capturing image from movie on memory stick inside camera without using a computer

I'm in a dilemma. Currently the computer in my house is a pentium 3 with Slackware 13 Linux OS. (Yes I know, stone-age compared to today's technology). I also own an Canon EOS Rebel T4i EOS 650D ...
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Are there any high speed video cameras that use sub-microsecond shutterspeeds?

I've gotten interested in high speed photography. My equipment is limited - I use a DSLR and custom triggering with very short duration xenon flash to take pictures of things like popping balloons. (I ...
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Why do dedicated video cameras have such low resolution sensors? [closed]

For instance, the Canon XF405 camcorder has an 8.2 megapixel sensor, yet it costs over $3000 USD. Whereas even a iPhone 6s has a 12 megapixel sensor. Why do dedicated video camera have sensors with ...
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When not to make a video from a timelapse series?

It seems that the primary motivation most people have for taking a timelapse series is to convert to a video. However, video is considered off topic here, except when it's not. In what circumstances ...
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Photoshop CC converting image layers to video clip

I have an image sequence in Photoshop CC 2018 and have turned them into a timelapse. I want to change the speed / length of the video but I am unable to. If I change the framerate it increases/...
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How do you do take a time lapse in a crowded city, sit or stand somewhere aside?

I've never attempted a time lapse in a crowded city, where do I mount myself so I'm not in the way?
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How to achieve a timelapse effect where stars streak through the sky?

I can't really explain it so I'm finding it hard to Google for tutorials. I was wondering how to get this effect: Instagram Video By using something like Photoshop CS6 or a freeware program. I'm ...
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What Field of View does an Electronic Viewfinder typically have?

I have an old small HDMI display laying around here and I want to use it to create a primitive electronic viewfinder with 3D printed parts for my DSLR. My design is nearly finished, but I still don't ...
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Capturing video from window pane [duplicate]

Often when we try to capture video from inside a bus or car with closed windows, it also captures some reflections appearing in the window. This spoils the video. Is there any way to remove those ...
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How can I compute the size of the camera sensor which is involved in recording video

THe resolution of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is 5472 x 3648 pixels.Sensor width = 13.20 mm, Sensor height = 8.80 mm, aspect ratio=1.5. However, when taking videos the resolution changes to 1,920 ...
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Using macro lenses for portrait photography/videography IS

A while ago I was trying to find IS in prime lenses (I have one prime and one zoom, the zoom has IS, making it super awesome for video work and low light and the prime has f1.4 making it super awesome ...
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Is there a way to know how much a Sony mirrorless camera was used for video?

I'm willing to buy an "as new" A6000 from someone who said to have quit photography and used this same A6000 for 2 recordings only. I can't visit the seller to see it for myself and I'd have three ...
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Converting an old .raw video to .mp4? [closed]

I recently got an old Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 from my father to use on a trip. On the trip I captured a video with the camera. When I put the video onto my laptop, I saw that the video extension is ....
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How can I trigger video via remote? [closed]

I recently began using a Zhiyun crane with my Nikon D750 and I am trying to find out if it is possible to focus the camera and/or trigger the video on the camera by means of a remote control. As it ...
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Performance difference between different GPUs

Background - I have two desktop PCs, the primary one has an nVidia 8800GT (512MB) video card and the other has an AMD V4800 (1GB) card. The second PC is now surplus to requirements and will be sold. ...
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How to take 4K timelapse with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

I am trying to create a timelapse using Canon EOS 5D Mark IV using the built in video timelapse feature. I've set it up, and created a 20 minute timelapse, everything is smooth except that it's 1080p, ...
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