Getting out of auto isn't always easy, but it is very important for videographers. While auto modes have improved, it is impossible for any camera to know the look you want or the situation you are in. In complicated lighting, shooting manual is often the only option for high quality video. In this lesson, we will be looking at shutter speed, how it affects image quality, how it affects exposure, and how cameras like the Canon 70D, Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, and Nikon D7100 use the shutter to better control exposure and bring a smooth look to your video quality. This guide is to help you shoot better video and become a better videographer.
The DR-60 is my recorder of choice and what I use for almost all of my productions. It has tons of features, every input and output you could ever need, and works extremely well with DSLRs or mirrorless cameras. It is also on a great sale today for $199 down from the $349 list price.
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The Canon 7D is now price competitive with the new sale price of $999! If you need a camera built like a tank that still takes amazing images, the 7D is the camera to get. With a great AF system and stunning 8fps shooting, The Canon 7D is still a top rated camera. While the Canon 70D does offer new features like dual pixel AF and wifi, it does not offer the robust body of the 7D.
B&H Photo - Canon 7D $999 w/free extra battery & Sandisk Extreme 16GB CF Card
Canon has long been a favorite in the video market, especially for wedding videographers and budget filmmakers but in the absence of better quality from Canon, the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7s are now looking to claim the market that Canon first created. Is Canon now going to lose the market it created?
The awesome Sony A7s is now available for purchase. Promising unprecedented low light abilities, a full frame sensor, 4k output, and 1080p internal recording at up to 60fps, the Sony A7s has set itself up to be one of the best video cameras on the market today. For under $2500, you get a full frame camera as well as video camera for a fraction of the cost of the competition.
Well that didn't take long. In a simalar move to what we saw with the Nikon D4s, Nikon has released an upgrade to the D800, this time with the new Expeed 4 processer as well as some extra items. Take a look past the break for the information, what's new, and some impressions.
The D810 is available for purchase at:
Head past the break as we compare the new Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art with the Canon 50mm f1.2L and Canon 50mm f1.4. We have a full sharpness test along with the full resolution images for you to download and compare yourself.
Tamron has just taken the lid off of another super zoom, the Tamron 28-300mm f/3-6.3. This may look like an ordinary super zoom except that this one is made for full frame cameras as well as cropped sensor cameras. While tons of lenses like this exist for APS-C cameras, there are fewer options available for FF camera users when all you want is range. Take a look past the break for more details.
Adobe has just announced some new hardware: Adobe Ink & Slide. In addition, Adobe is also announcing Adobe Sketch as a companion app for the Ink & Slide.
Ink is a new digital pencil with pressure sensitivity and Slide is a digital ruler all give feedback directly to the Adobe software. The Slide is not just for straight lines but can also help draw circles, curves, and a variety of other shapes.
They are available today at www.adobe.com for the price of $199 so head past the break for more information.
Creative Cloud Photography is now available for the final price of $9.99!
This is no longer a promotional offer and this will be the new price going forward. For under $10, you get Photoshop CC, Lightroom, and Mobile Sync and edit abilities. This is a great deal and it is nice to see Adobe stick by their pricing for once.