It can be very beneficial to utilize a camera support system when shooting video with a DSLR; however, it can be challenging to figure out what equipment to buy, and how elaborate of a rig you need. We spoke to Duy Linh Tu about the compact rig that he uses for shooting documentaries with his Canon 5D Mark III, how his rig has gotten smaller as it has evolved, and his approach of recording audio directly into the camera.
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.
In the world of filmmakers and videographers, there is a prolonged myth that bigger is better. The truth is, it all depends on the specific assignment. However, in capturing candid and real-life events, a clunky shoulder-mounted camera often inhibits the ability for even the best camera operator to obtain unobstructed realism. Packed with all the settings and controls an experienced shooter would require, the JVC GY-HM100U is a deceptively small camcorder that provides the operator with a professional level of image control, as well as the freedom of invisibility. This makes it perfectly suited to many videographers and documentarians.
What would you do if you were given a large sum of money to start your multimedia career? That's the question that is on the minds of many up-and-coming YouTube Partners with a growing fanbase and great content. Many of them traveled to New York City to attend the first YouTube Creator Camp after Google provided 25 of them with $35,000 to get a head start on advancing their careers. Plus, they all received $1,000 B&H Gift cards.
If you loved the B&H HDSLR guide, then you'll appreciate the new B&H HDSLR Hub. The new platform will feature news, interviews, tips and loads more. Beyond this, cinematographer Shane Hurlbut will give a six-part educational series where he teaches you how to get the most out of your HDSLR. More in the Press Release, after the jump.
The full-frame 5D Mk II is still a hot-selling HDSLR, but the interwebs have been abuzz with speculation about what the potential successor will be like. Everything from RAW HD video, 4K video output, wireless flash control, much faster burst rate, to 39MP have been rumored. What features would be on your wish list? When will it come out? We'd love for you to share your thoughts in the comments below.
There are probably many of you who are confused about whether to purchase an HDSLR or a traditional camcorder. The choice can be confusing, but this posting will list many of the pros and cons of both, to help make the decision a bit easier. If you're interested, you can also browse through our entire HDSLR guide, featuring sections from industry-leading cinematographers.
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