HD DSLR Filmmaking

By Steve Crow | Cinematic style videos created with HD DSLR cameras

Buyer's Guide: Canon EOS Rebel T7i (800D) vs EOS 77D vs EOS 80D

In February, Canon announced the EOS Rebel T7i (800D) and EOS 77D, adding two new choices to the company's already confusing lineup. In this article …


Simple Interview Lighting - Breakdown

SmallRig Drop Over Quick Release Base for Manfrotto 501PL Plates

I've preached about Drop-In style Video Heads in the past, but what about Quick Release Baseplates? There's a couple of reasons why you may prefer …

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Best $500 Video Lighting Kit and What You Can Do With It

How To Lighting | DIY Kino-esque Light

Kino Flo lights create a lovely, color-accurate, soft light for photos and video shoots. They’re also remarkably expensive for what seem like plastic …


How to Use 2.35:1 Cinematic Crop from Rhino Camera Gear

Rhino Camera Gear demonstrate how to properly crop your video for a cinematic film look using a 2.35:1 ratio. There are several ways to achieve this …


Audio Recording Basics: Using Shotgun Microphones for Documentary Video Production

Audio is arguably the most important facet of any film or video production. There is a saying that goes: “Audio is 70% of what you see,” which means …

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Custom and Lightweight Mounting Solutions from Ram Mounts

As many of you I'm sure, I have boxes full of various grip gear: magic arms, C-clamps, A-clamps, ball heads, Studs, and more. I love grip gear. I …


If You've Never Used a Wireless Transmitter with a Boom Mic, You Might Want to Now

Wireless transmitters aren't just for lav mics, you know.<p>There are obvious benefits to the lavalier microphone/wireless transmitter combo: it's …


Michael K. Williams Asks: Am I Typecast?

Actor Michael K. Williams (<i>The Wire</i>, <i>The Night Of</i>) and his several selves consider a question that's trickier than it initially seems: "Am I typecast?"


First Look: Canon EOS Rebel T7i

Nikon Suffers Huge Losses and Cancels Cameras, Crashing Stock

Venerable still camera manufacturer Nikon, which has failed to gain traction in the motion market, has pulled back its product offerings and laid off …


What does the new Canon EOS trio offer filmmakers?

Just a couple of weeks shy of the 30th anniversary of the launch of its legendary EOS System Canon has unveiled two new APS-C format DSLRs – in the …


Does The New Canon EOS 77D Make A Great Filmmaking Camera?

Late last night, Canon announced several cameras including the Rebel T7i and the EOS 77D – which is aimed to fit between the professional lines and …


Canon Announces New EOS 77D and EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Cameras (Hands-On Photos)

Canon announced two new DSLRs for enthusiast and entry-level photographers this morning: the EOS 77D and EOS Rebel T7i cameras. The Canon EOS 77D …


This Crop Factor Calculator Makes Sensor Math a Breeze

You can’t avoid crop factor these days. Whether your camera sports an APS-C, Micro Four Thirds, 1-inch, or some other size sensor, there will come a …


3 Budget Camera Microphones Under $60 - Rode Alternatives

Canon Might Kill the 6D

Rumors are swirling* that Canon, which had originally intended to introduce a 6D Mark II in 2016, might be killing off the model altogether.Why? …


Rumor: Sigma to Release 14mm f/1.8 and 135mm f/1.8 ART Lenses This Year

To call Sigma’s Art series of lenses a “hit” would be quite the understatement. Sigma’s premium lens line has taken the photo world by storm, often …


Filmmaker Tips: Dolly Camera Movement vs. Lens Zoom

There are two types of motions in video that look similar, but are accomplished in different ways, each having a unique effect on the audience. One …


How to Create Seamless Cinemagraphs Using Photoshop

Cinemagraphs may not be new but they seem to be popping up more and more as mobile media plays a larger roll in content creation. There are lots of …


Canon EOS Rebel T6i: Still a great DSLR for shooting video

It’s easy to get caught up in everything that is shiny and new. And when it comes to camera gear — like a lot of things technology-based — there is …


Don’t get screwed: the emergency kit every photographer and videographer should have

What are the vital parts of gear you always carry with you to shoots? The essentials should include more than just camera gear to get you covered if …

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The 6 Best Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000

Quality film and video gear doesn’t have to destroy your budget! Here are six of the very best filmmaking cameras under $1,000.<p><i>Top image via</i> …

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9 Common Filmmaking Mistakes to Avoid

The early paths of most filmmakers and videographers are littered with easy-to-avoid gaffes. Here are nine of the most common filmmaking mistakes and …


Sony's latest sensor shoots ridiculous slow-mo video

Sony has unveiled a sensor that could bring some impressive camera tricks to your next smartphone. The 3-layer CMOS sensor does super slow motion at up to 1,000 fps in full HD (1,920 x 1,080), around eight times faster than any other chip. That's possible thanks to a 2-layer sensor married with …


And then there were eight: Samyang expands cinema lens lineup with a 20mm

Why it matters to you<p>Samyang's cinema lenses are designed for easy swaps and high quality -- and now there's one more focal length to choose …


Sony Announces FE 100mm f/2.8 GM and FE 85mm f/1.8 Lenses

Today, Sony has revealed two new prime lenses joining their full-frame outfit with the FE 100mm f/2.8 GM and FE 85mm f/1.8. The focal lengths of …

Tripod Innovator Lino Manfrotto Passes Away at Age 80

Photojournalist turned equipment entrepreneur designed his first products in his garage for himself and his friends, then grew to a global …