You don’t need to be intimidated by HD Video using your DSLR Camera.
This short video above was taken using a humble, inexpensive 50mm f/1.8 Lens on a Canon 60D to get great Video. No fancy, Expensive Follow Focus Rig was used – this was all Hand Held. This was filmed with available light only. With the right Settings and a few tips you can get great Video using your DSLR.
These Prime Lenses are great for indoor conditions with low light. Definitely worth adding to your kit if you don’t have one. You can go for more expensive f/1.4 lenses for a little more light and quality – these are my recommendations:
- Low-end Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens or Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens.
- Mid-Range Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Lens or Nikon 50mm f/1.4G SIC SW Prime Nikkor Lens
- Wider View – For excellent Indoor Shots with a Wider View I would recommend the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM II Wide Angle Lens (equivalent to around 38mm on Crop Sensor cameras) or Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM Prime Wide-Angle Nikkor Lens but these are REALLY expensive so if you don’t want to ‘break the bank’ go with the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Wide Angle Lens (equivalent to around 45mm on Crop Sensor cameras) or Nikon 24mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor Lens (this one doesn’t let in as much light as the Canon but is reasonably priced).
In my EASYDSLR course I have a Module on HD Video using DSLR cameras (over an Hour of Training) where I go through the basics, what settings to use and some filming tips.
So get out there and get some great Video – you Don’t need a Hollywood budget!