DSLR camera manufacturers are racing to see just how much technology they can jam into their latest breed of cameras, particularly in the growing area of video. As the feature sets explode, so does the level of complexity and the learning curve! That's why we decided to create this introductory course to demystify DSLR video... and who better to teach it than Matt Vanacoro?!
Matt takes you on a journey starting with the history and evolution of DSLR video. He then examines how every aspect of these cameras, from their lenses and accessories to their professional settings and features, works best for video.
You learn all about video resolutions, size options, framerates and focus modes. Best of all, you see everything in action as Matt demonstrates how these important settings determine the outcome of your video.
This course continues with tutorials on aperture, shutter speed and white balance to help you set up the best possible shots. From there Matt dives deep into recording audio. This is one of his specialties, so you're in for some deep audio knowledge that will assure that your audio captures will be the best that they can be.
The concluding tutorials in this massive 35-tutorial course dive deep into timing issues, sync points, SMPTE timecode and video post production! So get ready to finally understand how your insanely powerful DSLR camera really works with video!
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Phil wrote on October 2, 2019
Never thought much about using the video feature on my DSLR, this course was a real eye opener, cant wait to make some movies :)
email@example.com wrote on June 28, 2016
One of the best tutorials ive seen. This guy is so thoroug and being a musician he is able to give the best of bithe worlds meaning video and audio. Loved it. Cant wait to check out the other stuff from him.
n4Sphere wrote on March 13, 2016
good overview on how to record with dslr. But I am missing more examples of footage or different settings. also some recommendations on lenses or mics would be nice. An deeper explanation on how to use which setting to achieve the different looks with iso, exposure etc.
looking forward to the next tutorial for lighting.
Hindie wrote on April 10, 2015
I was looking for some advices on how to film with a dslr, and that's what I found in this course. It was a pleasure to watch.
Ren wrote on November 20, 2014
To the point basics well covered, would be nice to see a tutorial featuring some of the latest technology's.
Niall Fegan wrote on May 12, 2014
Great Insight on the starters of DSLR Video techniques, great for beginners to learn the basics and great for more experienced to recap and learn new things.
AdWB wrote on April 18, 2014
I've used my daughter's Nikon DSLR for shooting video a couple of times and have suffered from the sheer weight of options available, although the results were good. After following this course, I now know what choices to make and some of the pitfalls to avoid. Matt is an agreeable presenter whose experience in the field comes through in every lesson clip. I will be reviewing the notes I've taken and won't hesitate to go back and watch some lessons again once I've done some practical work.
Taryn Calverey wrote on January 21, 2014
I thought it was very insightful for any beginner to grasp video techniques using their DSLR camera.
Toby the Hat wrote on January 18, 2014
Another informative and entertaining tutorial, I was however hoping for a bit more depth in the topics covered (lot of topics not much depth). But really whet's the brainbuds to further study!
C1ph3rd wrote on January 17, 2014
Good review of some of the basic things you will want to know to use your DSLR for video, including lenses, lighting, data management, etc.