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DSLR Video Tips: Gadgets & Gear

Robbie Carman & Rich Harrington

About this course

There are dozens of companies pitching their products to today's video professional. But what are the essential pieces of gear for starting out? What do the pros use for stabilizing footage, controlling a camera remotely, or fitting into a tight space? DSLR Video Tips answers the most common questions videographers have about camera accessories and production equipment. Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman demo loupes and slates, external monitors, lighting aids like matte boxes, tripods and monopods, and quadcopters, as well as post-production techniques for fixing issues that even the most high-tech gadgets can't correct.

Topics include:

  • Reducing lens flare with matte boxes
  • Using loupes and electronic viewfinders to check focus and exposure
  • Capturing metadata with a slate
  • Fixing shaky footage
  • Controlling a camera remotely
  • Sliding the camera
  • Elevating your camera

Curriculum3h 57m

  • Welcome
  • Why Should I Use a Matte Box?
  • Why Should I Use an Electronic Viewfinder?
  • Why Should I Use a Loupe?
  • What Is a Follow Focus?
  • Why Should I Use a Slate?
  • How Can I Use Shaky Footage?
  • Why Should I Use a Field Monitor?
  • How Can I Connect a Monitor?
  • How Do I Remotely Control a DSLR?
  • How Do I Get My Camera into Tight Spaces?
  • Why Is My Footage Shaky?
  • How Do I Slide the Camera?
  • Why Use a Monopod?
  • Why Do I Need a Fluid Head?
  • How Do I Get a GoPro in the Air?
  • How Do I Get a Camera Higher?

About this course

There are dozens of companies pitching their products to today's video professional. But what are the essential pieces of gear for starting out? What do the pros use for stabilizing footage, controlling a camera remotely, or fitting into a tight space? DSLR Video Tips answers the most common questions videographers have about camera accessories and production equipment. Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman demo loupes and slates, external monitors, lighting aids like matte boxes, tripods and monopods, and quadcopters, as well as post-production techniques for fixing issues that even the most high-tech gadgets can't correct.

Topics include:

  • Reducing lens flare with matte boxes
  • Using loupes and electronic viewfinders to check focus and exposure
  • Capturing metadata with a slate
  • Fixing shaky footage
  • Controlling a camera remotely
  • Sliding the camera
  • Elevating your camera

Curriculum3h 57m

  • Welcome
  • Why Should I Use a Matte Box?
  • Why Should I Use an Electronic Viewfinder?
  • Why Should I Use a Loupe?
  • What Is a Follow Focus?
  • Why Should I Use a Slate?
  • How Can I Use Shaky Footage?
  • Why Should I Use a Field Monitor?
  • How Can I Connect a Monitor?
  • How Do I Remotely Control a DSLR?
  • How Do I Get My Camera into Tight Spaces?
  • Why Is My Footage Shaky?
  • How Do I Slide the Camera?
  • Why Use a Monopod?
  • Why Do I Need a Fluid Head?
  • How Do I Get a GoPro in the Air?
  • How Do I Get a Camera Higher?