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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 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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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 is the advantage of a digital still photo camera over digital video for nature photography?

I was recently watching a documentary on nature photographers and noticed that they frequently fired off dozens of frames in very rapid succession when taking their shots. They then indicated that ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does my Canon DSLR stop recording video automatically? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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Why don't digital cameras shoot video at full sensor resolution, or do continuous drive at video framerates?

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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can videoing burning magnesium damage a camera sensor?

I have possibly had the misfortune of videoing a bright performance of burning magnesium at night before I realized what it was. I probably filmed it for 10-15 seconds and now I am wondering if it ...
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How much does the Camera Model/Age matter when purchasing?

I've spent several hours researching camera options that would allow me to take great still pictures and reasonable quality videos. Based on my research, I've determined that a mirrorless camera ...
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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 also ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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