Hey guys and gals.. I just purchased a d7000 and Im NOVICE at video on a dslr. What settings are you using to produce good images? Im reading that I should use 180 degree shutter.. well on my Sony EX3 and other video cameras I can achieve this easily.. but im not finding that availability on here..
Any advice you have to offer will be appreciated!
After some testing I did see that 1/50 looked great. Earlier today me being not familar with the camera.. I just got it friday.. I had it in P mode( this was advised on a couple sites).. this was causing high shutter speeds and shaky shaky video. After using 1/50 and shooting in M I was able to get a much better image and video quality.
Im new to the DSLR vid. world .. So i've got a bit of learning to do.. For a guy who shoots video for living.. this is a welcome learning experience. Im curious if investing in a VR lens or Tamron VC lens would aid in smoothing the video out...
I am looking at steadicam units for the camera as well.. any recommendations on rigging?
If you are shooting at 24 frames per second you would double that to get the shutter speed to maintain the 180 degree shutter. That would be 1/48th of a second. Since dslrs don't have that shutter speed available 1/50th works fine. Here is a link to a great explanation of why this works: http://blog.tylerginter.com/?p=385
I currently use the steadicam merlin and I love it. Just make sure the use of a steadicam furthers the story you are telling. I use a combination of steadicam, tripod, monopod with fluid head, and slider to aid in my story telling.
Wider angle lenses also help to minimize the apearance of camera shake.