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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:01 am 
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Hi everyone, welcome to the section of the forum dedicated to the movie modes of digital cameras and DSLRs. Please use this section to showcase your best movies or share any that you've seen which impressed you. Remember they have to have been filmed by a digital camera or DSLR, not a camcorder.

We're all enthusiasts here, so please tell us how you made the movie, what equipment you used, any particular challenges, which editing software, compression, video host etc.

As with the still photo sections, please keep it decent (following the guidelines), and if you're posting someone else's video be sure to credit them and also check to see if anyone's already created a post about it.

We'd also welcome any filming tips, or try and answer any questions you have, although if they're specific to a particular model or brand, please use the dedicated manufacturer sections for now. Please also note we have a separate 'mountings' section which incldues filming rigs, so any questions or tips about those, please head on over to: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=25

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Gordon, that's great news.
A humble advise to all the members. All of those videos which you have already posted in different threads, kindly link them to this section as well. We will then have it all under one roof.
Thank you Gordon.
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Further to that, if there's a great thread elsewhere on the forum with a video and lots of good comments, let me know in this thread and I'll move it here.


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Great addition to the forum Gordon ;)

I see this photographer Mike Kobal have posted a lot of good videos, here are some of them:
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18854
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16671
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17376
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18176
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18598
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19297
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19535

Personally I really like this one:
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18482
IMAO the video really captures the “life” of the city (New York). As I see it he uses B&W when motions are essential for expressing “life”. The light in the buildings have the same colours (mostly warm) as the nature (lower skies and plants), making them seem alive instead of as dead as the concrete they are made of. I believe video could be really useful source of inspiration for people here, since a lot of us want to capture the emotions/expression/atmosphere of the “life” that surrounds us.


IMAO a sticky topic called: “Good sources for making movies effects”, would be a good idea. The first post should probably show a summary of all links to internet sources. I can see Citruspers already has mentioned the podcast Filmriot:
http://www.podcast.tv/video-podcasts/fi ... 81585.html


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Great to have a Video and movies section Gordon! Now Sony just needs to launch a full frame DSLR that records video, and I'll join in to share some work!

Mike Kobal does some great videography!

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Good idea about Mike Kobal's videos - I've just moved the NYC post in here.


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Gordon I hope these videos qualify to stay here :)
Is it ok to display the Titles? I just thought that if we start displaying the titles, then perhaps, sometime later, when things start to get crowded in here, It will help in preventing multiple posting. If you think otherwise, you can edit my post :)

Gottardo Nord (fb1 visuals)
http://vimeo.com/4946315?hd=1
Metal Heart (Keith Loutit)
http://vimeo.com/2317118
Silence of the Trees (Mike Kobal)
http://www.mikekobal.com/blog/?p=397
Eiffel Tower (Alta media productions)
http://blog.planet5d.com/2009/07/timelapse-with-the-canon-5d-mark-ii-shows-off-eiffel-tower/

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Hi frs69, great suggestions, but have you checked to see if any of them already have separate posts in this section...?!!

Keep 'em coming here though and we'll create new threads for the really good ones. Or if you think it's really good, and you're SURE it hasn't already been posted, then feel free to post it yourself!


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Gordon, these videos were posted by fellow members in various other threads. As there is not much posted on this section atm. I am only eager in helping to build/sort our video library under Vidio and Movie thread :) i only made sure that i am not posting what's already been posted in this thread.

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Ah, I understand - but please do check to see if they've been posted elsewhere in this forum next time!


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I got the canon 7D only to shoot videos... can u help me with the correct video setting?...

Can u help me with the type of lens I shld get to shoot video??


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Hi Kwakuzee

I shoot video with a Canon 7D too. If you are new to DSLR cinematography and the 7D, this link will be very helpful to you.

http://nofilmschool.com/dslr/

Now, about the lens, it really depends on what you want to film. Landscape, action, people, macro and any other different style will require different lenses. Generally, you will find that people shoot with prime lenses because of their wide aperture. A MUST is to get an ND fader, so you can keep the required shutter speed and desired aperture AND get a proper exposure.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWNX:IT

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hello murdockcrc
thank you very much for the info and the link...
I'll be shooting mostly action and people (music videos)

I was asked to get Tokina 11-16 f2.8 EOS (EF-S only) and Tamron SP AF17-50mm F2.8 XR Di-11 VC LD and sigma APO 50-150mm f2.8 11 EX DC HSM are they any good?...

thank you...


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In the case of people, I would go for a wide-aperture lens, like 50mm f/1.4 and/or 85mm f/1.8. This is because they perform better on low-light conditions (while allows you to have a reduced level of noise of your footage) and you can blur the background more so as to focus the attention of the viewer on the subject you want.

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I second what Murdock said. The faster a lens for filming, the better. Plus, you can always stop the down when you need more depth of field.

I've filmed with my kitlens (F/4-5.6), a 70-200 (F/2.8), a wideangle (F/4), and 2 prime lenses, 85 and 35 mm (F/1.8). I found the prime lenses to be the best overall, plus the focusing is easier.

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