HD video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Deepsingh, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Deepsingh macrumors member

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    I have t2i with the latest magic lantern firmware installed. But for me focusing is a real b****. Could you guys suggest me 1080p cam. nothing over $1200. Do consumer cams shoot HDR video?
     
  2. Boisv macrumors regular

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    Well technically, even smartphones shoot 1080p HD video, so saying "HD" is starting to mean as much as saying "4G". The quality at which a camera captures video is still mostly decided by the lens, and larger, professional cameras have better lenses.

    Depending on what you're doing though, a consumer camera might be the right choice for you. They can take some pretty good video these days.

    So what is it that you're doing? Describe what you do and I can try to suggest a camera.

    Finally, you're having trouble focusing? Why? Unless you're looking to use autofocus, you're going to have that problem with any camera. And I don't suggest using autofocus.
     
  3. coolspot18 macrumors 65816

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    Are you having trouble with real-time focus, zooming, etc?

    If so, perhaps consider a camcorder instead or a non-SLR digital camera.
     
  4. alksion macrumors 68000

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    Remember, if you're shooting somewhere between F8-F11, focusing will become much easier. Obviously that's a problem in low light situations, but with enough natural light, it's a great solution.
     
  5. ppc_michael Guest

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    If your lenses have focus marks, you can always measure your focus using a tape measure for very accurate focus. Measure from the subject to the "film plane" symbol on your camera (looks like a circle with a line through it).
     

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