Tools For Video

By David Willis
With amazingly shallow depth of field, price points that make filmmaking affordable and camera bodies far smaller than camcorders, video-capable DSLRs have changed the world of video forever. Video capabilities were added to still cameras almost as an afterthought, so while the video quality in still cameras continues to get…

Video Microphones

Sound presents unique challenges to both photographers and videographers alike, especially when working with the limited capabilities of a DSLR's built-in microphone system.
By David Willis
Sound presents unique challenges to both photographers and videographers alike, especially when working with the limited capabilities of a DSLR's built-in microphone system. On-camera mics are generally a low-cost, single-channel system that are lacking in professional features like balanced XLR inputs, multiple mic support and manual control over sensitivity and…

Essential Accessories

Figuring out the right camera and lens probably takes up most of the time you spend thinking about gear.
By The Editors
Figuring out the right camera and lens probably takes up most of the time you spend thinking about gear. But the smaller stuff, like a fast memory card, special-effects filter or cleaning gadget, often can make the time you spend shooting more productive—and even just more fun. B-GRIP An alternative…

Water Armour

Hanging out at the pool or on the beach is a rite of summer. It's also a perfect time for expanding your photographic creativity as long as you have the right kind of gear for protecting your camera.
By Kim Castleberry
Aquapac SLR Camera Case Hanging out at the pool or on the beach is a rite of summer. It's also a perfect time for expanding your photographic creativity as long as you have the right kind of gear for protecting your camera. The deeper your relationship is with the water,…

Get Mic’d Up!

It's no secret that when shooting video with your DSLR, you need an external microphone if you want to capture quality audio in the field.
By George Petersen
It's no secret that when shooting video with your DSLR, you need an external microphone if you want to capture quality audio in the field. So you've purchased an ultradirectional shotgun mic or a wide-angle stereo model with a camera-shoe mount and an 1?8-inch audio output that attaches directly to…

The DSLR Microphone Guide

If you're a DSLR or mirrorless digital camera owner, there's a good chance that your camera also can capture high-definition video.
By George Petersen
If you're a DSLR or mirrorless digital camera owner, there's a good chance that your camera also can capture high-definition video. The modern DSLR is capable of amazing picture performance, but the internal microphone isn't in the same league as the rest of the camera. The camera itself can record…
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