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Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies by John Carucci

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Going from Still to Video in a Single Camera

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the equipment landscape

arrow Navigating the pros and cons

arrow Defining the type of user

arrow What to do after you shoot the movie

Once upon a time, still cameras and video camcorders lived separate lives and told different tales. But then out of the shadows emerged the DSLR, and before long, it changed the game by capturing movies and still photography with the same camera.

Prior to that, the 35mm single-lens reflex, or SLR, was the primary tool used to create masterful photography. Professional photographers populated the pages of magazines and newspapers, whereas amateurs documented the family vacation and captured embarrassing pictures of Junior. For personal use, the same 8mm movie camera used to silently document childhoods of a bygone era was the choice of budding filmmakers. That was succeeded by amateur video equipment, which captured sound and visuals with enough detail to preserve memories but not enough quality ...

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