A simple set up for shooting DSLR video
Shooting a DSLR video is a straightforward process. Here are the three basic steps to follow…
Select Movie mode
First of all, put your camera into Movie mode. On some cameras you’ll need to do this by turning the top mode dial to the filming symbol. The next step is to focus on the scene by lightly pressing the shutter-release button.
Make sure you’re within range to pick up sound, then press the record button – this is usually indicated by a red dot on the camera body. A red dot will also appear on screen to show that you’ve started recording. Press the button again to stop recording.
Check the movie
Finally, play your clip back so that you can check that it’s recorded in the way that you were expecting. You will be able to perform very basic edits in-camera, but you’ll have far more flexibility and control over your movie if you do this in video-editing software later.
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