B&H have a well put together and informative guide on pretty much everything you need to know when considering HDSLRs.
It may seem simple enough – buy a body and a good enough lens and you are set. Maybe this could work but it will not be very easy – however there are many more considerations. For example; the camera may be great for stills when it comes to handling but, ergonomically, it is a bit cumbersome to video a moving subject. Or what about Audio – the current crop of cameras are not great audio acquirers. B&H going into detail on many of the considerations, information and accessories relevant to HDSLRs.
They cover things like:
- Depth of Field
- The moire Effect
- Rolling Shutter
- Matte boxes
- Follow focus units
- HDSLR audio equipment
What I really like most about it is that they go into detail concerning the different roles of the Film Maker applications of the camera:
- Indie Filmmaking
- Event Videography
- Visual Effects
There are issues addressed although not always solution presented, however – for me – my eyes are open wide as I head into this new world
Check them out but clicking to image above.