Some Reasons to Rethink Shooting Video with a DSLR
It should be pretty obvious that we here at Creative Planet Network are big proponents of the kind of beautiful footage that can emerge from DSLRs. That being said, a recent post by Digital Anarchy's Jim Tierney offers some food for thought: DSLRs may not really always be the best tools for the job.
He writes, "It is possible to get great footage out of a DSLR and you get to use all those super awesome lenses. The gist of this post is to get you thinking about the hype that surrounds DSLRs and video. The cameras have a LOT of shortcomings that most people are going to find difficult to workaround, even video pros that are used to higher end camcorders. Before you go running off trying to use a DSLR for video, consider what you’re shooting and what you want to achieve. Examine the features that DSLRs are lacking, how that will affect what you’re shooting, and what you will have to buy to compensate for the missing video features. Use that as a guide to determine whether you should spend the time and money on outfitting your DSLR to shoot video or just buying a video camera that’s designed for video from the ground up."
Read the full post here.