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Whether working in film, video or digital media you must have a process for preparation, acquisition and processing of your imagery. Having ‘workflow protocols’ are the steps you take to make sure you’re using the right camera for the job, have all the proper settings selected on your camera prior to shooting and that there’s a clear record of what images, video or digital files came from where prior to getting them into an editing bay.
With DSLR cameras there is no exception to this rule and in fact you’ll have to be more detailed and plan better than you would with a traditional video or film camera. Here’s a vid by Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC as he breaks down the ‘Camera Protocols’ necessary for DSLR shooters. Though he shoots for high-end TV and Motion Picture projects, he has the exact same workflow issues you do or will using a DSLR for shooting video. It’s definitely worth a look.