Hi guys! Canon Video question for all of y'all!

Started May 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Hi guys! Canon Video question for all of y'all!
In reply to MI6gunny, May 6, 2012

Hi, your question is a bit nebulous, and the 'correct' answers depend on precisely 'what' you are looking for or trying to do.

I use a 5D2 for mostly stills, but the occasional video clip.

You say the 60D is 'popular' with the youtube set... what specific type of video are you looking to shoot? Are you wanting to make 'movies' or are you wanting to capture kids playing and make a DVD for Aunt May? The techniques are different for each, and demand a different set of skills to make work.

Remember that Depth of Field with the 60D is shallow compared to a 'video camera' and focus REALLY needs to be done manually - yes, it WILL AF, but likely not on what you want it to!

A tripod is pretty much a REALLY good idea, or a stabilized lens... otherwise you will get plenty of 'blair witch project' type of shots which do not generally make for good movies.

A plan, a plot, script, storyboard... these are all great things to have, regardless of the camera you are using..

We need more detail from you on what you are trying to achieve in order to give any sort of reasonable and productive advice.

beam me up captain, there's no intelligent life down here!

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