DSLR Field Test
We Put Three Cameras Through Their Paces and Try Out Some New Gear as Well
By Richard Harrington | November 26, 2009
DPs Jim Ball and Matt Gottshalk set the cameras for our studio test. Lenses and camera settings were matched as closely as possible.
I am truly excited by the convergence of technology that is occurring with DSLR cameras and video recording. The format allows for the recording of some truly amazing images due to sensor size and lens selection. But like all technologies, it suffers from some constraints that need to be overcome.
Like many, I've been experimenting with shooting video on DSLR cameras. However, I've decided to formalize the exploration process and document what I've learned. I am in the midst of tackling this weighty subject in a new book and DVD package that's called "From Still to Motion" which is slated to be published by Peachpit Press at the start of 2010. Before we tackled a recent music video project, we put three cameras through some trials.
What I have to share today is some head-to-head footage tests between popular camera models from Nikon, Canon, and Red. I also have a few select shots from the music video project that nicely illustrate what's possible with these medium. I offer up some footage and photos from our recent shoots in order to help you form your own opinions about what's possible. This is not a formal camera test, rather an exploration of a new medium. Let's gp!
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freshdv - Sun, May 19 2013 - 5:24 pm
RT @jasondiamond: @OFFHOLLYWOOD yeah except that video says literally nothing except we're gonna make a cool gimball that will look great & a good price.
freshdv - Sun, May 19 2013 - 5:21 pm
RT @OFFHOLLYWOOD: Move over MOVI - here comes the DEFY 3-axis camera gimbal http://t.co/Yd4ZBUfNG4 #r3d