Join Rob Sheppard for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding video tripods, part of Video for Photographers: Shooting with a DSLR.
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In this movie, I am going to help you select and use a tripod and head when you…are shooting video with your DSLR.…Remember that video is about shooting over time.…It is not about a single image.…Because of that, the camera has to be held steady over the time needed to make the shot.…I am sure you have watched home movies or home videos where the camera was…constantly bouncing and moving all around, very hard to watch.…Well, it is possible to handhold the camera for video, especially with some of…the special rigs now available on the market.…
The best way to hold your camera steady over time is to use a tripod.…Video is also about shooting with motion.…So you need a head that supports smooth motion.…To best understand how a video head works, let's first take a look at a tripod…head used for still photography.…You are familiar with the standard heads that come with tripods for still photography.…Whether a ball head or a pan/tilt head, photo heads are designed to make it…easy for you to position your camera for the single shot and then hold the camera very still.…
- Understanding video resolution and frame rates
- Comparing DSLRs and camcorders
- Choosing equipment, from tripods to memory cards to lights
- Achieving the right exposure
- Working with shutter speed limitations
- Setting white balance
- Recording better audio with an external microphone
- Incorporating movement and storytelling into video
- Preparing for video editing
Skill Level Beginner
1. Differences Between Photography and Video
Choosing a video frame rate3m 17s
2. Gearing Up
3. Hands-On Shooting: Switching to Video
4. Sound Issues
5. Hands-On Shooting: Refining Your Video Techniques
6. Preparing for the Edit
Preparing for the edit7m 13s
Stay focused1m 47s
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