Understanding video tripods


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Understanding video tripods

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 pos...

Understanding video tripods
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Understanding video tripods provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Rob Sheppard as part of the Video for Photographers: Shooting with a DSLR

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