Using motion-enabled Digital SLR (DSLR) cameras for video gives you great colour and shallow depth of field, but to maximise its potential you will need to consider other tools. In this section, we focus on products to help you get the most from your DSLR.
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These zoom lenses cover the most popular focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto. An essential part of any EOS camera system. Wide angle zooms allows you to make adjustments to the coverage of your shot for more creative control and broaden your perspective.
For a more natural angle of view and perspective, a standard or medium telephoto lens is recommended. These lenses match how the human eye perceives a subject and are excellent for portraits.
LED camera top lights have come of age. PROKIT only offers LEDs with good colour rendition, and stable colour temperature. Many are dimmable, some are focusable.
For location work you will need to decide how to place a microphone for the best possible recording. For professional use a shotgun microphone with a narrow pick-up is best suited to short distance recording up to 5 metres; a lapel microphone is best for recording individual conversation.
Consider a Matte Box both for its ability to provide controllable shading from unwanted light, as well as being able to hold a selection of camera filters. Most lenses will allow the Matte Box to clip on the front, or be mounted on bars.
The Sound Devices range of field production portable audio mixers set new standards for functionality, size, and performance as professional sound mixers.
As the on board audio recording on most DSLRs isn't up to the level demanded by professionals, the only way to get high-end sound from your camera is to use an external recorder. You will have to put the files together in post, but new software makes this easier than ever.
A robust set of legs is essential for stable, steady shots. However, it is the quality of the fluid head which puts you in control. A "true" fluid head, such as those made by Miller, Sachtler, etc., feature multi-plate drag modules for seamless stops and starts.
A range of grip equipment and accessories including Rigs, Stabiliser and Jibs, everything you'll need to get the shot you want.
Add more movement to dramatically increase production value on your DSLR shoot with a dolly or slider. They offer fast set-up and smooth performance from a lightweight yet robust package.
Rain Covers slip easliy over your camera to provide excellent protection from rain, snow, sand or dust. They allow clear visibilty of the camera's controls and good access to them, without compromising the need to protect.
Camera bags perfect for carrying video-enabled DSLR cameras comfortably and safely, with plenty of room for stashing essential accessories.
When using a DSLR for video focusing and framing can be difficult. An external monitor or EVF will enlarge the viewing area and give you focus assist features like peaking, false colour and pixel to pixel.