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The great DSLR video debate: MacVideo Expo

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Colin Mulvany Oct. 29, 2010, 8:30 a.m. permalink

Five DOP's talk about the pros and cons of shooting DSLR video. Good stuff. This is the first time I've been to the MacVideo website. Looks like a great resource. 

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Michael Fagans Oct. 29, 2010, 2:58 p.m. permalink

Thanks for the link.

At the end of the day it sounds like the feedback I got from you and Eric ;)

It comes down to the audio at the end of the day for me; are you and one person team or do you have a sound person.

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Bob Krist Oct. 31, 2010, 12:56 p.m. permalink

What do you guys think about that Sony NEX VG 10? It seems to have a lot of positives of DSLR video in a camcorder like body. I know it doesn't have manual audio control, XLR inputs etc. but it is compact and seems to alleviate a lot of the problems with DSLRs for run and gun.

I'm sorely tempted by this camera for my little one-man travel videos.

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Pat Shannahan Dec. 6, 2010, 2:59 p.m. permalink

I'm getting more and more comfortable shooting video with the DSLR. There is certainly a learning curve but on my last video I had a Sony EX1 available to use, but choose the MK2 because it's becoming what I'm used to. For feature stories where you have some time, it's great. I certainly wouldn't want to use it on a story that requires a lot of follow focus. I guess it's like every other piece of gear. It's a tool with a use. Not every tool is going to be right for every job.

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Eric Seals Dec. 6, 2010, 6:15 p.m. permalink

yeah I agree Pat, these are just tools.

Bottom line is telling a great story no matter what gear is used. 

For me my Panasonic hvx200 is my main camera (for video features and projects) and I'll use the 5D sometimes for details, scene setters, etc.

Interesting story here about HDSLR's, the good and the bad


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