DSLR Video - Newbie questions

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  1. WesternGuy

    WesternGuy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    In the past few months, I have taken a few time lapse videos and this has gotten me interested in doing full-scale video. I have a 5D Mark IV as my potential video camera. Questions from me just starting out:
    1. Is there anything I need to know about the capability, or idiosyncrasies of the 5D IV as a video camera?
    2. I know, from my early research, that I will need a microphone for my camera, so my question is whether or not there are any recommendations on one to acquire. I am not into spending large $$ just starting out.
    3. Is there any other basic equipment that I should probably have, or think about having, "just starting out"?
    4. Is there a good book, or a good website that covers the kind of details that a beginner should know?
    5. Is there a "best" software app that I should have to process the videos. Again, nothing too expensive.

    There are probably others, but these will, hopefully, serve as a starting point. Any insight that anyone would care to share will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Commenting so that I remember to respond later when I have more time.
     
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    Original katomi No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just rem that with DSLR you will only get 29 minutes 59 seconds of video at any one time.
    I don’t do video but I got the video editing prog from adobe photoshop
    Kit wise have a look at lens reviews , canon, sometimes they will say how good they are for video work,
    Noise, hunting, and so on. I saw it in a review but as said I do stills so it passed over my head.
    Battery there is a better battery out with that is better than the standard canon batt, again I looked but for what I do there would not have gained me much.
    Hope this helps
     
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    See my response/questions in blue. Thanks.

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    Good I am pleased that you are aware of the time limit, many are not
    I bought photoshop elements and I got the video editing software
    Adobe premiere elements I think.
    The lens are STM I think
     

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