Shooting Video, what Viewfinder

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  1. tacomadm18

    tacomadm18 TPF Noob!

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    I'm about to start shooting some HD video with my camera, I was looking at the Hoodman, what are people using, I'm not sure I like the straps on the one hoodman,,,,

    thoughts, options

    P.S - I really not into DIY for this type of device

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    No one is using the hoodman or z-finder, etc,,, no thoughts,,, :x
     
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    it depends what you are shooting video of. the big thing to remember is put it on a tripod and point it at the subject and then don't touch it. shaky cameras cause the viewer to get annoyed and even seasick in some extreme cases. these are small cameras compared to big older versions of pro video cameras so the smallest movement is very noticable

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    Wow, that wasn't at all what he asked...?

    Shooting handheld is just as good a technique as tripod work. It's all in the skill of the operator, and both have their place in film making.

    As for viewfinders, I too am looking to get either the Z-finder or the Hoodman. I seem to see more a lot more people that are serious film makers with the Z-finder, so I'm inclined to think it might be better. I also like the clean way that the Z-finder attaches, instead of having the big donglegoblin attachment that the Hoodman has. I believe that the Z-finder also has higher magnification, but I'm not sure on that...
     
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    I have not used either, but have heard better things about the z-finder.
     

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