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Jay Levi
DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 20, 2012 at 6:53:42 am

i wanted to ask what cameras people had success with shooting photo and videos of weddings, school graduations etc.

so far i gather the idea of using full frame, full HD and taking frames from the video for photos.

Canon 5d mkii/mkiii
Canon 6D
Nikon D600
Ninja for 4:2:2

Then for lenses i though 25-200 ranges


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Steve Crow
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 20, 2012 at 3:17:10 pm

Using video frames for photographs is not YET feasible - unless you are shooting shooting with a 4K video camera, DSLRs are just under 2.k so about half of the resolution. DSLR still images are 6K and even higher.

Check out a company called Still Motion, they have tons of free tutorials on using DSLRs for weddings and events.

Steve Crow
Crow Digital Media
http://www.CrowDigitalMedia.com


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John Young
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 20, 2012 at 3:37:35 pm

Here is an example from our Canon 60D. It takes full HD video which is only 1920 x 1280 pixels. A still photo from that camera (Large and RAW setting) is 5184 x 3456 pixels. That is quite a big difference in resolution and when you have those shots printed (which you will for a wedding) it will show big time.

Also, you will probably shoot video 24 or 30 frames per second. That would be the equivalent of shooting photos with a shutter speed of a 24th or 30th of a second. That is very slow for still photos and you will have a hard time getting shots that are not blurry. Even if you are pulling a frame from a 4K video, there is still going to be some motion blur from 24p image that will make quite a compromised still photo.

John


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charles meadows
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 20, 2012 at 7:25:42 pm

We've been using the Nikon D800 for shoots and we're very happy with its performance.

"There's no point in filming in you don't have fun"
Charles Meadows
Creative Director
Incubate Productions South Africa
http://www.incubatevideo.co.za


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John Young
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 20, 2012 at 9:16:38 pm

Charles, you are using the D800 for video and stills simultaneously?


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Jay Levi
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 20, 2012 at 10:49:27 pm

Ok so I guess I was asking for video and what the solution would be?

I'm told for marriages it's best to have bigger cameras, or rigs, so people can see them coming and get out of the way.


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Chris Tompkins
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 21, 2012 at 9:32:24 pm

You can do it just fine, but you need:

Long lenses
Cam good in low light.

Probably a cage to mount:
Wireless receiver
Mic
Light
Monitor

Or buy a HMC-150 by Panasonic

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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charles meadows
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 22, 2012 at 12:16:56 pm

Not simultaneously in that while filming we take photos, but we do use the stills for on set photos, checking lighting etc. We also use it D800 for professional photos.

"There's no point in filming in you don't have fun"
Charles Meadows
Creative Director
Incubate Productions South Africa
http://www.incubatevideo.co.za


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Jay Levi
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 23, 2012 at 4:53:02 pm

maybe ill wait for the canon d6


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John Frey
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 21, 2012 at 10:59:22 pm

If you use a DSLR/DSLT type camera for wedding ceremonies, make sure that it is capable of long, uninterrupted record times (at least 30 minutes). The new Sony A65, A77 and Full-Frame A99 will record that long, and the soon-to-be-released Panasonic GH3 will record until the SD card is full. In addition, neither these Sony's nor the Panasonic suffer from over-heating problems, which some other brands suffer from. The GH3 and A99 have been optimized for video, with audio level controls, headphone jacks, and clean, recordable uncompressed video out of the HDMI jack which can be fed to an on-board recorder. In addition, both Panasonic and Sony are releasing power zoom lenses for these models, which can be an absolute lifesaver for certain realtime event video situations.

John D. Frey
25 Year owner/operator of two California-based production studios.

Digital West Video Productions of San Luis Obispo and Inland Images of Lake Elsinore


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Jay Levi
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 22, 2012 at 9:52:23 am

yes i looked into the ninja recorders, but when i asked at a video store with my friend they told us they have problems but that video pace was a broadcast supplier so it was obvious to assume he was anti SLR etc


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charles meadows
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 23, 2012 at 5:43:10 pm

The D800 films for 30 minutes and produces stunning images on the Ninja2 with uncompressed HDMI out. I think the ned D600 does to.

"There's no point in filming in you don't have fun"
Charles Meadows
Creative Director
Incubate Productions South Africa
http://www.incubatevideo.co.za


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Jay Levi
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 24, 2012 at 3:01:55 pm

Canon semés to have à beatifull Battery depth of field look, I love Nikons clear precision images but the canons do seem to have that cinematic look

Wondering if I should check out the canon 6d


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Andres Paredes
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 26, 2012 at 4:32:23 am

I have tryed frames from hd video (canon 650) and they are far away from still pictures,
my experience is to have a camera for video and other for pictures, thats why I bought 3 cameras (650) instead of a 1 full frame.

for lenses I use :

tokina 11 - 16 mm 2.8
tamrom 24 - 70 mm 2.8
2 canon 50mm 1.4
nikkor 100 mm 2.8
nikkor 24 mm 2.8

I have recorded more than 700 hours of multiple projects with al sorts of weather, light and conditions, I love my set of canons 650 - t4i


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Jay Levi
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Nov 28, 2012 at 10:21:13 pm

im wondering if the Panasonic 150 v camera and a canon 6D can be a good combination for weddings,

aside the idea i asked about grabbing pictures from the videos im also actually asking for advise on which camera

my list again:
*Full Frame,
*HD VIDEO, as well as live video out,
*Optional lenses, 27-100+ & 35mm
*Good Depth of field,
*Decent recording time, not only a few minutes or i have to get a ninja card for SLRs if they are worth it?.


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Brent Dunn
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Dec 5, 2012 at 3:03:27 pm

5D Mk III is definetly a great choice. You haven't mentioned a budget.

Sony NEX FS700U is a great choice, but it will cost a lot more.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/853273-REG/Sony_NEX_FS700_4K_Ready_Hi...

Canon's new C100 is also great.

The FS700 and C100 are video cameras that let you mount DSLR lenses. It gives you the audio and video controls you need in a video camera.


Also, it's a good idea to have a 60D or equal camera to give you a cropped image. This comes in handy when you are stuck in the back when shooting (which happened to me recently). It'll save you when you need a bit more distance coverage.

Brent Dunn
Owner / Director / Editor
DunnRight Films
DunnRight Video.com
Video Marketing Toolbox.net

Sony EX-1,
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 7D
Mac Pro
with Final Cut Studio Adobe CS6 Production






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Brent Dunn
Re: DSLR Solution for Weddings anyone?
on Dec 5, 2012 at 3:08:22 pm

Lenses in order of importance. If you have the budget, buy them all.

All Canon L-Series lenses;

24-70mm 2.4
70-200 2.4
50mm 1.4 macro ( I also use an inexpensive $250 lens on my 60D)
80mm 1.4
14mm (if you use a steadicam or glidecam)
100mm

Brent Dunn
Owner / Director / Editor
DunnRight Films
DunnRight Video.com
Video Marketing Toolbox.net

Sony EX-1,
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 7D
Mac Pro
with Final Cut Studio Adobe CS6 Production






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