Chapter 2: Making Movie Magic
In This Chapter
Getting a grip on the process
Shooting and reviewing movies
Connecting your camera to a television
Editing movies in your camera
Finding editing software
A few years ago, a debate raged between people who wanted to be able to shoot movies on their dSLRs and people who wanted the camera to remain true to its still photo heritage. Movies won. Digital SLRs, as it turns out, are great movie-making platforms.
You don’t have to have a professional-level camera like the Mark II (or its successor, the 5D Mark III) to shoot full high-definition movies. Even entry-level dSLRs like the Canon EOS Rebels and Nikon D3200 have a robust set of movie-making features.
This chapter won’t lead directly to an Oscar, but it does present the basics of shooting movies on a dSLR, playing back movies on your camera, and heads you toward editing your movies.
Controlling Your dSLR
I want to give you a sense of the general types of control you must manage when shooting ...