Welcome to HDSLR Moviemaker and I sincerely hope that you enjoy and get value from the content of the website. We will be regularly approaching HD video from every angle and telling you how to get the best results and – crucially – how to make it pay for itself.
We have sourced writers who truly understand this area and who could help to explain the concept of HD moviemaking in a clear and informed way. I’m delighted to say that we’ve managed to sign up some of the leading experts in this field and each of them has been set a brief to outline the facts behind a key area of the sector, and to explain how the photographer making the move across from still photography can negotiate the potential pitfalls.
We’ve got experienced videographer and trainer David Newton showing us the rig he uses, which is centred on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, and he’s explaining exactly how it’s been customised to allow him to work independently and yet still produce professional quality video and sound.
We’ve also got our resident Photo Professional video expert Philip Nash testing out key accessories in the audio and lighting departments this month, and those of you who have been following his column in Photo Professional every month since last summer will need no reminding of his expertise and ability to provide an informed overview of both the still and video arenas. Tim McCann, who knows still and video software inside out, is also providing an expert overview of some of the editing packages available out there for those using video, so make sure you read his comments before you decide which package to opt for.
Finally, and by no means least, we’ve got audio expert Chris Woolf outlining the basics of recording sound for your video coverage.