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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How do I shift still images to fit exactly so I can create a timelapse movie?

I want to make a time lapse film with my 365 handheld photos of nature in a year :) Therefore, I have to assemble the photos, which many free video editor programs can do. But how do I do an exact ...
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How to set a very fast shutter speed on DSLR video?

I am taking a 60fps 720p video, trying to get sharp frames of a motor rotating. Setting the shutter speed to 1/4000 and taking a picture (while the motor is rotating) results in the desired sharp ...
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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 as well. I realized that when manual movie settings are turned on and you go to live view, ...
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How can I get a large depth of field with an SLR? [duplicate]

When smartphones are video recording stuff, pretty much everything is in focus, where as "big" cameras don't do this? If I wanted to record something with my camera I will have to constantly ...
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Is there any way to use viewfinder while recording video with Canon DSLR?

I have Canon 60D. When on recording mode the viewfinder doesn't work because the shutter is up and you can only see through the screen. This is a problem because it's much harder to find the subject ...
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Is a CPL Circular Polarizer Filter in default position noticeable in 360°?

Can you notice a CPL filter on a 360° shot while it's on the "default" position? I know that the effect of a CPL filter only really takes effect in a 90° angle to the sun. Because of that it ...
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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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How to read a dynamic range chart?

Background In short, I know what dynamic range is, how to expose properly, etc: don't clip highlights or crush shadows, higher ISO generally = more noise (though not always), etc. I recently bought a ...
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Canon 5D Mark IV - 4K Crop Factor [closed]

The Canon 5D Mark IV was launched with a crop factor of 1.74X back in 2016. Is this crop factor now lower thanks to a firmware upgrade as was rumoured back in 2017? The official spec sheet does not ...
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VIdeo with 24 fps and 1/50 shutter speed settings - where have the "redundant" frames gone? [closed]

Just delved into the photo, video science and stuck at this point. Ok, there is a recommendation: It is suggested that you double the FPS to get your working shutter speed, so when shooting at 24 FPS,...
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Separating videos from photos in Lightroom

I've got about 700 videos in lightroom, and I want them to be separate so I can work on them with a totally separate workflow. I was thinking about removing all the videos from my photo folders and ...
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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 ...
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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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What causes vertical lines on digital photos taken in low light?

I'm new to dslr and learning how to shoot video. I'm using a Canon 6D. In low light vertical lines appear. Image sample below... My settings were 50fps, 1.8 aperture and ISO 200. Modifying 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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Will Nikon AF-S "G" lenses autofocus on D3xxx bodies?

When I checked the site of Nikon for D3300 camera, I found following description Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses; Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF ...
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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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How are SpaceX rocket launches filmed?

In the recent NROL-76 SpaceX launch there are some really spectacular shots of the rocket blasting into the atmosphere and coming back down. For example, at about the 14:17 mark there's a shot of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Will my old Canon Digital Rebel lenses work on a 7DMkII?

I have an almost 10 year old Canon Digital Rebel camera which came with this lens: EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 ⌀58mm. Then a few years ago we bought a zoom lens EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III ⌀58mm. I have ...
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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 ...
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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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What Windows software can assemble a sequence of photos into a timelapse? [closed]

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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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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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 ...