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Hi, new here so thanks in advance for any help on this.

I made a short movie last year on a borrowed Sony A1 and I've got my next short in development. I'm trying to work out what camera to buy. Do I go down the DSLR route and take advantage of the 35mm lens changing capability to add to the movie look? Or do I stick to video cameras? Not hugely clued up here so really happy I've found this site. Any thoughts for making something that has some of the look of film but all of the benefits of digital?

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Last seen: 2 years 11 months ago
Joined: 04/24/2011 - 2:46am


I shoot video in the clubs and most of the time i use either the hvx 200 or the canon hfs 20. i have no problem with these cameras wen it comes to digital noise due to low light. However, wen i attempt to use the 5d mark 2 no matter what i do, i always seem to get plenty of noise in the video, i see ppl use the 50d 60d and the 7d, i dont know how their footage comes out b.u.t im assuming its coming out better than mine. when i had this problem with the hvx or the hfs i just limited the agc to 9 and that solved the problem, no more noise.

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Last seen: 4 years 1 month ago
Joined: 09/06/2011 - 11:10pm


I shot with a DSLR and I have been looking into getting an xlr adapter box such as the one made by Beachtek so I can use xlr mics. After thinking, I was wonder what the difference would be if I just bought an xlr to 1/8 (1/8 goes into my dslr) cable as long as my mic is powered? Thats $10 vs $300...am I missing something here?

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Joined: 10/07/2010 - 12:35am


Some friends and I decided we'd like to try and do a short film. So we made an outline to write, score, film, and edit in 12 hours and this is the outcome! Shot entirely with a hacked GH1 and a 50mm canon fd lens

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.


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Last seen: 4 years 1 month ago
Joined: 08/24/2011 - 10:00pm


Schizophrenic short film about a girl staying alone in the university dorm at a weekend. She starts to experience some inexplicable and mysterious phenomenons like time travels. There is also rumors about a guy who fell down the dorm stairs and died a few years ago.
This is my first DSLR short film and I'm new to this stuff. If you have any advice let me know, I'm open to constructive criticism.

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Joined: 07/27/2011 - 9:39pm


I hope you all don't mind viewing my blog to check out relevant film/videomaking information with me on this blog. It will help me as well as you(Learning never stops and I need to learn from the gurus here). I got some websites that may be of use to us all=]


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Last seen: 1 year 11 months ago
Joined: 07/27/2011 - 9:39pm


Hello gentlemen and ladies...

I'm currently writing an article on capturing fluid on-screen movements as seen in action sequences and i'm pouring my brain juices out. Is there any feedback for how it can be done effectively using minimum equipment?

The article i wrote can be found here: http://fadlywychowvski.blogspot.com/2011/08/recording-fluid-action-movement-in-6.html

Perhaps I can include more tips and tricks into the article to edit it further. I did some research, but some is never enough. Gurus out there! help enlighten me please



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