January 31, 2014
Shooting a video? Use a DSLR
That was quite a week - only three working days, marking to finish, four separate lectures or workshops and a whole day's filming. No wonder I haven't been posting.
Now, about that filming. Several years back, as still cameras started doing better and better video, I was tracking the trend eagerly, as part of my remit in my old job of looking at what tools our journalists should be using.
On Tuesday, I found myself being filmed for much of the day - and this is what the cameras looked like:
I mentioned this to Frit and she said that a significant proportion of serious film-makers she knows are now using DSLRs for their shooting rather than "proper" video cameras.
Convergence is a fascinating thing. Coupling this with the thoughts on the rise of the networked camera - or camera phone - and the fall of the standalone camera, you do wonder if we're going to end up with just two major categories of camera in use for the vast majority of people: the phone, and the serious DSLR/CSC with video capabilities...
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