If you are lucky enough to have a DSLR camera with a swiveling LCD like the Canon T3i, Canon 60D or Nikon D5100 then this tip will help. (Please excuse the Video quality – I used my cell phone)
If you want to do a lot of HD Video with your DSLR camera then one of the best accessories to get is an LCD Viefinder.
In Video mode you can only use the LCD and it’s really difficult in bright environments like outdoors to see the image on the LCD well enough for good focusing and exposure. LCD Viewfinders attache to the back of your LCD and allow you to get a great view for getting your settings right.
I recommend the VF Prime: VF Prime DSLR Camera LCD Viewfinder for 3″ LCD (Excellent Quality and great alternative to the expensive Zacuto Viewfinders).
The trick with these Viewfinders is they get in the way when you want to take a Photo. You could use Live view but if you want to use Autofocus it is a LOT Slower using Live View.
In this tip I show you how you can use a LCD Viewfinder and jump to ‘Photo mode’ with a quick rotation of the LCD. IT’s better than attaching and reattaching the LCD View Finder constantly.
P.S. My DSLR video training course has a module on DSLR video. For more details go to EASYDSLR.com