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Offline TYGA77

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DSLR Video Rig Progression
« on: January 31, 2014, 08:29:25 PM »
Just building a Camera Rig for shooting video, something I haven't tried getting into yet....hope you like











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Re: DSLR Video Rig Progression
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 09:08:20 AM »
How much do you cost for this kit?

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Re: DSLR Video Rig Progression
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 08:35:21 PM »
Hello Clay, basically you need a GearBox GB-2 - Video Accessory Cage w/ 15mm Rod Adapter at £155.00, then there's the
Kamerar FF-3 Follow Focus w/ 15mm Quick Release Rods Clamp at £138.00.  You also need a 7" Video Monitor the range from £130.00 to £280.00 for a suitable quality one.  And finally you need a  VF-4 LCD View Finder Review this is approx £124.00, there is also an additional £30 - £40 required for 11" and 7" Magic Arm Universal Camera Mount

Approx £640.00 in total

Hope this info helps you and not forgetting you will need you camera, Lens and a Tripod to complete the setup.

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Terry
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Re: DSLR Video Rig Progression
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 06:37:17 AM »
Thanks for you reponse, Terry.
I'm planning to start the shooting of video. Do you think it is a good idea to purchase a set of similar kit as a videography beginner? Or should I practice more without them?
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Clay

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Re: DSLR Video Rig Progression
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 12:43:07 AM »
Clay, I would not venture that far as a beginner. Video set ups are quite a complicated thing and for a beginner slightly over the top. Not only the above set up but then there is the whole issue with audio, which is not yet included in Terry's set up. Sound is equally important to the video aspect and equally expensive! (I have a full set up but mostly use my dedicated semi-professional video cameras)

I would just get a feeling for shooting video with your camera first, then venture into editing (another huge step!) and once you have accomplished those two you can think about whether you want to invest the $1000+ (including audio set up) or whether you are better off with spending that amount of money for a good camcorder.

You can get spectacular video with the above set up, i.e. a shallow depth of field that you could not get with a consumer camcorder, but the learning curve is steep. You can get faster and betetr results as a beginner with a camcorder that has a certain amount of manual settings.

Anyhow, just my two pennies!
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Re: DSLR Video Rig Progression
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 06:51:29 PM »
I have to agree with Stef on this topic, it needs some though to decide which way you should go DSLR or consumer camcorder.   Just have a little play with your camera first and see how it goes.

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Terry