Join James Ball for an in-depth discussion in this video Who should take this course, part of Mirrorless 4K Cameras for Video Production.
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- In putting this course together, we tried to focus on really three distinct groups, video professionals, film professionals, and photographers, and that's why there's two of us here teaching. Jim, you've got the most experience when it comes to a video background and shooting in professional locations. What are some of the things you kept in mind as you designed your part of the class? - Well, first off, I wanted to take advantage of what's been a great plus for these sized cameras for a long time which is that compactability. I mean using professional-sized cameras, though they're getting smaller, always creates some kind of restrictions in terms of size.
So as a video professional, if I can add these other smaller tools to the mix and train someone else to use them in such a way that they can integrate into a professional videography system, that's a real good tool and a good advantage overall for everyone. - And we realize that some of you won't have the same background in terms and terminology and that you're gonna see a lot of gear you're not familiar with. So we're gonna try to make sure that as we're using some of this higher-end equipment, we explain the benefits. That way, you could evaluate and decide if this gear fits into your kit and your budget.
But essentially this course is for anybody who wants to make great images. Jim, as you work with these cameras, I think they really have risen in quality. You and I first tackled DSLR video years ago in a book together, and I look back at some of the things we used to have to do to get a good image. It's come a long way. - Especially in the realm of matching to higher-end cameras. It used to be you sort of had to consider a DSLR or a compact system as a standalone system that you'd either have to shoot your entire project or have some trouble later on integrating it into your other footage.
Now all that is changed. It's all much more compatible, better in low light conditions, just all around more versatile in terms of the many uses you're gonna come across in your shooting. - So whether you're a video film professional or a photographer interested in 4K video, we've got a lot of things to explore. We're gonna focus primarily on camera equipment from Panasonic and Sony, but the support gear and concepts you're gonna learn will apply to all mirrorless 4K cameras as new ones continue to hit the market.
- An understanding of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras
- Evaluating the impact of sensor size
- Recording in-camera and with an external recorder
- Choosing lenses and accessories for 4K cameras
- Adapting 4K cameras with cage and rail systems
- Improving recording quality
- Attaching gimbals
- Capturing 4K video with drones