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Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies by John Carucci

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Exploring DSLR Video Capabilities

In This Chapter

arrow Selecting the right camera

arrow Understanding a camera’s parts

arrow Finding the right lens for the job

arrow Discovering the tools of tapeless capture

Now that the light bulb above your head has gone off and enlightened you to the world of DSLR moviemaking, it’s time to choose a model that works for you, or to learn more about the one you’re already using if it suffices when it comes to making your masterpiece.

Although they look similar, not all DSLRs are created equal. Some are designed for consumers; others are made for professionals. The price disparity between the ceiling and floor is high, but that’s not to say that an inexpensive model won’t accomplish what you need, or the most expensive camera body is a shoo-in for making great movies. The camera is merely a tool that acts as an extension of your own ability, knowledge, and creativity.

The right camera for your needs usually ends up being the one that offers the functions you need at ...

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