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This weekly course covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. Authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman will also help you understand the impacts of compression and the difference between cropped (or micro 4/3rds) and full-sized sensors in cameras, and much more. This continual FAQ guide is a handy way to find the answers to the questions that plague you the most.
Rich Harrington: Sometimes you're not going to want to use a car for power. Maybe you don't have enough batteries. You actually have the option of going with a generator, right. Robbie Carman: Yeah, and generator is a great option. You can find it out at your local, you know, hardware store. And they're available in different configurations. Some of them are going to be diesel powered ones that are huge and cost a lot of money. Other ones are going to be, you know, just regular gasoline powered that just have a couple of outlets. And the cool thing about generators Rich, is that they serves two purposes, right. You can bring it in the field with you to power your gear, and then, hey, when the next thunderstorm rolls through, you can power your refrigerator, so all of your food doesn't spoil.
Rich: Absolutely. And this is just a piece of convenient equipment. We've been in situations where even in the production company, we've had a big storm and we've lost power, and we were out and the laptops Plug in laptops, and charging up the laptop, unplugging it. So, this is a piece of equipment that you should add to your production company. They have come down so much in price because so many people are picking these up. Robbie: Yep. Rich: And just keeping 'em in the garage for the big storm. Robbie: Yeah just remember, this should go without saying, that gas powered generators should not be used indoors. Rich: 'Kay. Robbie: Keep those outside and run power cords to the stuff that you need to power.
Don't put a gas powered generator in the middle of a living room. That's a bad idea. Rich: Yeah, I mean, besides being flammable, the fumes that it puts off of a gas engine, you don't want to be breathing those. So get it far enough away. Get a few extension cords and you can run the power. And it absolutely works to get your results.
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