A few weeks ago I posted Phillip Bloom's wonderful video of a winter night in Prague shot on the Canon 1DmkIV. The images in b&w were stunning and just to be fair, here's a video by Michael Fletcher showing what the MkIV can do in color. Enjoy!
Not long ago I posted a video with really cool tricks to make advanced camera moves with just a tripod or monopod by Jan Van Dermeer. Jan's back at it again and takes the camera crane movement to a whole other level with a small HD camera and a monopod. Unfortunately if you don't speak Dutch you're not going to understand a word he says. However, the use of the 'poorman's' camera crane are vividly illustrated as well as the parts needed to pull it off. Whether old pro or noob, I'm sure you'll be able to put this info to good use. Enjoy!
Before you ask the Which is better? or What do you recommend? type questions, please consider a few things first.
What is your application? What are you going to be doing with your item? Is it just for family type events? Are you just getting started and want something to try out? What is your current skill level? What is your budget?
There are constant cries on the forum from new and intermediate videographers for info on whether they need expensive upgrades of equipment to get 'high quality video'. The answers from the advanced members and moderators always stress, 'master the tools you have first then move up'. Many times that answer meets the satisfaction of the member asking the question but sometimes I can tell it's not 100%.
I recently decided that as long as I spend so many hours on my couch watching movies, I should get up and try making some. I'm a sophmore in High School, so my budget is pretty low. I'm looking for a solid camera for 500, at most 600 dollars, so any advice on that would be awesome
I work at a creative marketing agency an we are going to start some video production. What basic equipment do we need to get started? We want our videos to be high quality with good lighting and sound.
What type of camera, mics, lighting equipment do you reccomend if we want to keep it in a 10,000 budget?
We will be shooting things like short films, local ccommercials, video blogs, videos for client websites, corporate videos.
For the unending hordes of newbies that come to the forums to ask 'What camera should I buy?' and for those of you who are seriously looking for camera / audio gear, here's a good video from Videopiea with tips to help you avoid getting fleeced when purchasing gear online.
Im not sure if this is the place for this question, seeing as how all the questions i see are video related, but ill ask anyway.
what makes a film camera good? why do the arri's cost 10's of thousands of dollars when i can get a bell and howell for a few hundred. obviously the settings on the camera have to be precise and the lens has to be up to par. isnt film stock...film, if you get the high quailtiy stuff?
so I have some experience in video making but I want to get into it more buy purchasing a camcorder,
so what I am looking for is a relitivley cheap camer $300-500ish that has a high quality picture (or HD)and can capture images that are going really fast (say 300fps or a paintball) well you get what i mean that it can capture fast moving objects and not blur. so basicly