DSLR Cinema Gear by Budget

This chapter provides a list of recommended gear in three budget categories, including the pros and cons of different video DSLR cameras and accessories, such as audio adapters, microphones, tripods, digital audio recorders, and cinema packages. Most of this is my recommended list based on actual use in the field by myself and/or working professionals I’ve encountered while writing this book.1 It is not an exhaustive list of everything available—far from it. For example, I cover Canon cameras and the Panasonic GH1 because I’ve used them and the people profiled in this book used them in their projects. Other brands, including Nikon, were not included only because I have not used their DSLRs and I did not ...

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