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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Size of an image given the mm of a lens [duplicate]

This comes from the world of video. I'm shooting an event with 20-300mm zoom lenses on HD video cameras. The cameras are physically 35 feet from the stage, given that information how tight of a shot ...
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Is it true that Photo-Camera should not be used for Video-Recoding [closed]

I need to record videos at least 1080p (mainly video-lectures or like) averagely 5-15 hours every week.. I am not going to send those videos to Oscar's jury, but if possible, I need an normal/good HD ...
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Why do some cameras offer 5-axis stabilization only in video?

The new EOS M6, not surely FZ2000 etc. offer 5-axis image stabilization only when shooting video. Why is that?; I think it takes more processing power to do such thing in video mode though...
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Why are cinema cameras so big? [closed]

I have always wondered why cameras for filming TV are so big. Even the camera's that my high school video production class uses are huge. I tend to see some people starting to move towards cameras ...
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Does the iPhone's focal length differ when taking video vs photos?

I read (in a user comment) that the iPhone's focal length is longer when shooting video because the frame is cropped slightly to enable video stabilization. I'm having difficulty finding info online ...
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Looking for an iPad lens that makes it possible to capture a person head to toe from up close

I am filming golfers swinging at the driving range. Due to common video standards I want to film in landscape mode instead of portrait mode. However, to fit a whole person in I need to be quite far ...
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Build a video camera? [closed]

I was wondering if I could custom build a camera that could shoot at least iPhone quality video, maybe with autofocus. Searching on Google doesn't yield anything useful about making anything. The only ...
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What is the brand and model of this button camera?

Does anyone know the brand and model of this button camera? Any help would be highly appreciated.
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600D heating in video mode after 30 min of continuous shooting [closed]

I have a canon 600D and often take video continuously for 30 or 45 min. My gear heat up. Will this heat damage my DSLR or is that ok? If not, is it possible to keep it cool during the video session?
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How can I reduce the glare when recording the occupant of a vehicle driving towards the camera? [duplicate]

A scene in this video for school necessitates a shot of someone driving towards the camera under varying light conditions. How can I reduce the glare on the windshield? It's very hard to get a clear ...
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What's the least costly way to take video in the dark? [closed]

I want to take some video of a friend with a motor disorder while he is sleeping. We are doing this to help get information about what happens while he sleeps. I have a tripod and set up my iPad to ...
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How to take video with Nikon D5500? [closed]

I cannot find the video button on Nikon D5500. How can I start recording the video?
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Which lens can be good for a Canon SX170 to make YouTube videos? [closed]

I have a Canon SX170 (I believe) and I would like to know where I could get a good lens that can fit my camera. I do YouTube videos and I'm looking for a good video lens for this purpose.
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Photography vs videography in resolution

Why have still cameras' resolutions become more than video cameras' resolutions? The res. of the 8K is about 33 megapixels, but hasselblad's h6d's res. is 100mp... (Just ignore Lytro Cinema for now) ...
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On iOS, why would one want to pick a 'video' pixel format (16-235) over a 'full' format (0-255)?

Take a look at this screencap from this year's WWDC session 501 "Advances in iOS photography". As an app developer, you can tell the camera subsystem to either use the 'video' pixel format or the '...
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What is the role of cameraman/photographer in 360 video and photography?

With regular cameras, it’s all about framing, perspective, etc. But with 360 videos and pictures becoming mainstream, how does it change role of a cameraman? And how does one stay away from the frame?
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How to Record Videos at Full Resolution with Nikon D750 for Astrophotography? [closed]

I am using Nikon D750 and I want to use it to record videos of planets/moon, so that I can later stack them into images. However, the camera wastes its potential by down-sampling the video recording ...
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Why would an orange spark appear blue in a video?

I was testing spark generation on my car's ignition system at night and recorded the sparks on my Lenovo S856 cell phone. However while taking the video I noticed that the spark which appeared orange ...
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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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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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D800 video in DX mode [closed]

I can't find any information about that on the web so here I go : What will happen to the resolution if I mount a DX optics and shout a video? Will it stay in 1920*1080? Or will it be cropped to some ...
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Can I shoot video with a Canon Rebel XT/350D?

Hello I've been borrowing this camera from a friend because I'm on holiday and they're working. I think it's called a Canon Digital EOS Rebel XT. Does it film video? I've gone through all the modes ...
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How to convert panoramas to sliding video/gif?

I am trying convert a panorama image with very high width to height ratio. I want this to be visible on a mobile app i.e. facebook or instagram as a video from left end to right.
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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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Can video recording be used as an alternative to timelapse photography?

I'm a time lapse fan, I like it a lot. The only problem with time lapse is that it uses the shutter and stresses the camera. If I do one time lapse per week, suppose 500 photos per session, it would ...
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What is the shot called where it goes from telephoto to wide-angle without a zoom? [closed]

I've seen this effect in movies where where the background behind the subject expands. In the movie "Ever After" when the father dies, they do that effect with the the daughter. It thought I saw a ...
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How to take photos and video at same time for up-close action? [closed]

My boyfriend is a wrestler. During his matches I take photos for him with my DSLR (continuous shooting). For video, I set up a point-and-shoot camera on a tripod far enough away to capture all the ...
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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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How can I extract still frames from an MPEG video with Photoshop?

I have a MPEG video of high quality. I want to open the video with photoshop so that I could extract some still images. But when I open it, I got an error could not complete your request because the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...