HDSLR

The original Canon EOS 60D was released roughly a year and a half ago and has adequately filled a niche for small-form DSLRs able to capture quality images and video without bearing the bulk of higher-end cameras.

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One way to improve the quality of your in-camera audio when shooting video with an HDSLR camera is to utilize an external adapter box (called a Camcorder XLR Adapter). These gizmos attach to the base of your camera and enable you to connect multiple XLR microphones to your camera’s lowly mini-plug mic input. 

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Our three-part series on Zacuto DSLR rigs opens with an informative primer on handheld support rigs for DSLR cameras, detailing their basic operation and their benefits. 

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Each Zacuto DSLR rig is modular, meaning it’s made up of discrete parts that can be added to expand its functionality—or subtracted to make a rig more compact and lightweight. These interchangeable parts all serve specific purposes.

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Zacuto DSLR rigs are each the sum of several individual parts, but for convenience’s sake the company offers several pre-designed rigs that serve specific shooting needs. Of course, these full systems can be further customized almost without limitation.

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With the announcement of the Nikon D800 and the D800E, you might wonder which camera is best for you. This article is intended to highlight the crucial differences between the two cameras and ultimately help you decide which camera better suits your needs.

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Hands-on Review

Mitch Aunger runs the extremely-popular Planet 5D community. Founded around the advent of HDSLRs, the site has evolved over the years to not only being a host to reviews and news, but also aggregating lots of the cultural changes within the HDSLR community, and interviewing top professionals.

We recently had the chance to squeeze some time in with Mitch to ask him a couple of questions about HDSLR culture, and lots more.

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The long-awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark III has finally arrived. Offering refinement and improvement over its predecessor, the camera maintains its position as a very capable DSLR that’s ideal for high-quality image capture and HD video recording.

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The Tascam DR-40 is the most budget-friendly portable digital recorder on the market that offers advanced features like dual combo-XLR inputs and four-channel recording. A new firmware update adds independent level-control to its external inputs.

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When Nikon introduced the D700, in July 2008, many Nikon aficionados were thrilled to be able to purchase a full-frame Nikon DSLR for about half the price of Nikon’s heftier and pricier D3 series cameras. That said, it looks like Nikon is about to make a lot of people even happier this time around.

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Olympus knows a thing or two about making portable recorders, and its new LS-100 has the distinction of being the highest-quality model the company has ever produced. It features an excellent-sounding pair of built-in stereo condenser microphones, as well as a pair of XLR combo inputs.

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Røde is the undisputed leader in on-camera microphone technology, and its new Stereo VideoMic Pro is the most lightweight, compact and superior sounding camera-mountable stereo microphone the company has ever built.

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Let’s face it: aside from getting together with family and friends to celebrate the holiday season, the neatest part of the holidays is the exchange of gifts. And if you’re reading this article, there’s a pretty good chance you just received a new camera, a new lens, a flash or some sort of photo-related goodie as a holiday gift (hopefully something you have been pining for).

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Canon sparked a revolution in digital cinematography when professionals started using its EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera for filmmaking, using its surprisingly good 1080p video mode for projects like commercial and television production. Despite its superior imaging capabilities, Canon knew it had much more to offer the demanding world of digital cinematography.

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Make way for the new Nikon D4 digital SLR camera. This baby boasts an FX-format 16.2-megapixel CMOS Sensor for superior image quality. Its large 3.2" ultra-sharp 921,000-dot LCD monitor features automatic brightness control, adjusting visibility based on the environment to ensure bright, clear playback, menu browsing and Live View shooting.

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