Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Gear Up For Video
A look at some of the key accessories one pro uses to make top-quality HD video with his DSLR
Flash doesn’t work for video. However, LED light panels have arrived, and they’re excellent tools for adding light to a subject. These light sources are typically daylight-balanced and run off of small batteries, so they’re compact and easy to take into the field. I particularly like them for shooting close-ups for video and still photos.
If you want the absolute best view of your video as you shoot, look into a separate LCD monitor. Typically, these are lightweight, five- to seven-inch LCDs that plug into your camera and let you see what the camera is seeing. You do need to check to be sure what your camera can display. Some cameras put out an HD, high-quality signal for this purpose, but others only put out a lower-resolution SD video signal. Marshall Electronics LCD monitors (www.lcdracks.com) have a great reputation in the video industry for their excellent clarity and color, as well as including unique features not found on your camera LCD, such as exposure and focus aids.
Rob Sheppard blogs regularly at the OP blog at www.outdoorphotographer.com and at www.natureandphotography.com.
Page 4 of 4
Get 11 Issues of Outdoor Photographer for only $14.97!
That's 77% off the cover price!