When it comes to video on DSLRs, people love it and others hate it. Whatever you think, this feature is here to stay. So, then… what is HDSLR?
If you’ve ever watched time lapse movies of setting suns and blooming flowers but thought it was something you could only do on a budget like the BBC’s, well think again. Our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he built his own DIY version of a motorised slider to shoot amazing time lapse movies on a budget.
Turn your DSLR video footage into slickly edited movies. Follow the simple steps in this tutorial and learn how to quickly edit HD video from camera to computer using Adobe Premiere Elements.
We take it for granted that new DSLRs – and in fact most digital cameras – these days come with the capability of recording HD movies. In this tutorial we’ll start by answering some of the common questions about DSLR video, then explore some of the finer points of making HD movies, such as how to pace your film, understanding frame rates and what direct controls on your camera can make the DSLR video process easier for you.
Are you a struggling HDSLR filmmaker? The first step towards shooting a compelling DSLR video is to set up your camera properly. To help you find your way through the puzzling onboard movie-making options, we’ve used a Canon DLSR to explain some of the typical settings you’ll be using when shooting HD video on your DSLR…
Make no mistake, editing DSLR video is an exciting adventure. The chance to polish and perfect your HDSLR movie is as creative, challenging and rewarding as capturing the footage in the first place.
Among the many reasons for this is that editing offers so many opportunities. If you don’t like the length of a scene you can trim it, if you don’t like the way the story is developing you can alter it, and with myriad audio options (narration, sound effects, music) to choose from, you can dictate the atmosphere of your DSLR video. And if it doesn’t work? Just change it again.
Contrary to popular belief, editing DSLR video doesn’t have to be an expensive habit, either. There are dozens of PC and Mac video-editing programs available, ranging in price from free or a few pounds to several hundred pounds for the pro stuff, so if you do get the bug there are always more sophisticated options to investigate.
Shooting HD video with a DSLR? Don’t know where to begin? Here, we answer all your questions – from choosing resolution to editing software options