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From Still to Motion: Editing DSLR Video with Final Cut Pro X by Robbie Carman, Abba Shapiro, Richard Harrington

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Camera Settings

Press the menu button on any DSLR camera, and you’ll literally see page after page of choices. With hundreds of options, it’s pretty easy to screw things up. The good news is that when it comes to video, you only have a few choices to make. Let’s quickly review some of the essential camera settings and discuss their overlap with editing.

Frame Size (Resolution)

When shooting stills on a DSLR camera, you’ll find different megapixel counts that describe the dimensions of the photos taken. For example, the Canon 7D shoots an 18 megapixel image with dimensions of 5134 × 3456. The Nikon D7000 captures a 16.1 megapixel image with dimensions of 4928 × 3264. These numbers define the resolution and size of the image at 100 percent, or ...

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