best dslr camera for video, stills? shooting stills and video simultaneously?

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  1. newbnewb

    newbnewb TPF Noob!

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    hello!

    i am relatively new to this but it seems the trend is shooting stills and video simultanesouly, and to maximize future work and chances at making money, i want/need to do both.

    what camera(s) or equipment would you recommend?

    what do you think about this on DIY photography:

    A DIY 9Shooter: Shooting Stills & Video Simultaneously & Audio Too!


    A DIY 9Shooter: Shooting Stills & Video Simultaneously & Audio Too! | DIYPhotography.net

    is this the future of shooting stills and video together which i should be focused on?

    do you guys recommend hiring assistants to do all the video? would that not add up to a lot of money pretty quickly?

    do any of you use your dslrs for video too? do you have separate cameras for video?

    thanks for the advice!!

    seems like it could be fun/profitable to become an expert of simultaneous video/stills shooting! a good career move?
     
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    If your looking to make money at it - buy 2 separate items a DSLR and a video recorder.

    Professional video equipment tends to be big and sits on your shoulder or a tripod - forget a Sony Handicam!

    A DSLR is capable of taking extreme close ups with a large focal length lens ... do you really want a video of you zooming into a face to back off and recompose? Probably not. IMO the video portion of the DSLR is just for occasional use by amateurs.

    EDIT: I just read the blurb about 2 separate items ... forget that as well. 1 professional needs to be attentive to his or her objective. I believe at least 2 professionals doing 2 separate things.
     
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    Check this out - Apparently the House MD season finale was shot entirely with the Canon 5D MKII.
     
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    I find this subject really interesting, and I am such a huge film fan. I have a massive film collection.

    Its so cool that all you need is a DSLR (certain ones) and pro level lenses to shoot broadcast quality video.

    From my experience shooting video with my 7D though, you really need to know what you are doing. I find it quite difficult, mostly due to the lack of autofocus.
     
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    The director addresses this briefly in the short Q&A section. Interesting to hear they are creating new lenses now to improve this. :)
     
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    I hope that the 5D mk III has some new breakthrough AF system for video. I got my eye on that camera, and will probably be getting it when it comes out.
     
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    Great issue of DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY from the UK!!! Check out the very last page where Caroline Wilikinson writes:
    looks like this is the future:
    A DIY 9Shooter: Shooting Stills & Video Simultaneously & Audio Too! | DIYPhotography.net
     
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    I still think it'll be a flash type "future". Putting things on the web or selling a news story to a network doesn't necessarily equal quality, it could but it just has to be watchable. Shooting a network show with a DSLR was done but I'm sure they treated that DSLR as a movie camera and not changing the unit back and forth from still to video and I would imagine they used extremely talented camera people to shoot the show.


     
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    you can laugh all u want, but the 7d can't shoot stills and video simultaneously. it is either one or the other. hence this is the future:

    A DIY 9Shooter: Shooting Stills & Video Simultaneously & Audio Too! | DIYPhotography.net

    so says the magazine DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY from the UK!!!

     
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    well i guess the big question is, "is anyone making money shooting stills and video simultaneously?" :)
     
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    That magazine is CRAP
     

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