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Video Shooter, 3rd Edition by Barry Braverman

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CHAPTER

The DSLR Story

5

It came as a surprise to nearly everyone that DSLRs might be used for serious work. It wasn’t supposed to happen like this—not by a long shot. The DSLR only came about because the news wire services no longer wanted to send both still and video camera people to the same event.

Today the pro shooter must look at the DSLR in a different light, for as much as it doesn’t feel or act like a true video camera, the ersatz camcorder has nonetheless emerged as a serious tool in the shooter’s burgeoning bag of tricks.

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FIGURE 5.1

The DSLR plays a serious role for shooters of every stripe. I used a Canon 5D to shoot the web demos ...

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