Comments for BonnieBlink Wedding Films http://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog Sun, 13 May 2012 14:48:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Comment on Wedding videography with a DSLR by alanr492http://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/2010/06/08/wedding-videography-with-a-dslr/comment-page-1/#comment-1554 Sun, 13 May 2012 14:48:48 +0000 http://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/?p=2323#comment-1554

Shooting with hd dslrs requires professional skills and understanding of filmmaking and camera operation. If the limits of the format frustrate you, clearly it’s because you do not have the level of skill required to adequately operate a proper camera

I couldn’t agree more. The limits are not those that we need. An hdslr has advantages that put it well above conventional video cameras, and it is affordable. We look for tools that will get our job done, and are affordable. My 7D fits that bill.

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Comment on Wedding videography with a DSLR by vamoshttp://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/2010/06/08/wedding-videography-with-a-dslr/comment-page-1/#comment-1498 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 07:14:43 +0000 http://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/?p=2323#comment-1498 Very nice two comments give the exactly feeling of profesional photographers and videographers.
In my opinion the hdslr videography gives huges advantages to pro photographers and the right to use the extra quality of some very good lenses that we all ready own..ofcourse and the knowledge they cary from photography..
In canon system that i use to shot photos with 1div and t3i we dont have auto focus in video mode and that is a problem you can solve with practise.

All the others fuctions they dont have to be in auto modes and i will give the example of photojournalism!Is fast enough like an event is’t it??Well if i cant take photos in a protest or in a wedding i can sure shot videos in full manual mode with the right gear ofcourse like video monopods etc…

I think that in few years hdslr will go some steps further and take a good place in the market and in the peoples hearts..just let the people use there knowledge with these bodyies and the time will saw us if we succeed or failed…

Sorry for my english idont use translation and greek ia my mother languange.

Greets from Greece and remember that we are at the start of the hdslr season.

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Comment on Wedding videography with a DSLR by Earlhttp://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/2010/06/08/wedding-videography-with-a-dslr/comment-page-1/#comment-1404 Sat, 25 Feb 2012 10:24:40 +0000 http://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/?p=2323#comment-1404 Zak said that one of the disadvantages was no fully automatic mode?! What respecting professional videographer shoots in full auto? It’s like complaining that hd dslrs don’t have auto focus. No self respecting professional videographer is going to use auto focus.

Shooting with hd dslrs requires professional skills and understanding of filmmaking and camera operation. If the limits of the format frustrate you, clearly it’s because you do not have the level of skill required to adequately operate a proper camera.

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Comment on Wedding videography with a DSLR by alanr492http://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/2010/06/08/wedding-videography-with-a-dslr/comment-page-1/#comment-739 Sun, 22 May 2011 14:57:01 +0000 http://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/?p=2323#comment-739 Yes, the disadvantages that you mention do exist and are something that we have to work around. For that reason we do not rely on a DSLR for all of our video. Our two Canon XH-A1 camcorders are still the primary cameras. However there are some top wedding videographers in the business that are now shooting entirely with DSLRs.

A DSLR is a tool when properly used can provide superb images and yes, is used extensively by pros. I recently attended a presentation by Alex Buono the DP of the film unit at NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He talked about how over the past few years they went from working entirely on film, to “pro” cameras like the Red, to DSLRs (Canon 5DmkII and 7D). The SNL opening sequence for example, was filmed entirely with a 5DmkII and a 7D using stock Canon lenses (mostly the 50mm f1.2). They use DSLRs because they are the best tools for what they do, not because they can’t afford “real” cameras (they certainly can).

Lets look at the disadvantage that you mention and how we work around them:

“Recording format below average, it is a consumer level h.264, wish requires formatting to another codec for editing which will effect the quality of the image”

H264 is the codec used by most camcorders these days including many professional camera. When properly transcoded there is little loss of information.

“The jello effect, if you move the camera to fast image can wobble like jello”

This is not a problem if you use an image stabilized lens when not on a tripod and are reasonably careful about camera movement.

“The moire problem, this is a huge disadvantage when compared to a real video camera”

Turn down the in-camera sharpening to reduce this. Moire is also a problem with “real cameras” too.

“No Full automatic mode on DSLR, if you are recording a live event sometimes there is just enough time to turn on the camera and record. With a DSLR there is a good chance that you would miss these once in a life time moments. DSLR video works much better in a controlled environment like a studio.”

We seldom use full automatic mode on any camera. Even with run and gun wedding video, we rarely shoot full auto. A skilled camera operator can work in manual mode even on a DSLR.

“Shallow Depth of field could be a real problem. It works great when your in studio and have time to check your focus maybe even measure the distance, but at live event you don’t have that time, better have very good camera operator. Sure a shallow depth of field can look awesome but it really sucks when your main subject is out focus.”

This can be an issue but with practice you can learn to set your focus accurately.

“To say you providing a true pro hd image with a DSLR is very misleading, even older video cameras like the hvx200 will provide a better hd image in most situation then a DSLR.”

I disagree. While I do not have (nor can afford) an hvx200, I do know that I get a better HD image from the 7D than from the XH-A1 which is considered a pro camcorder. Now if you compare a DSLR with a Red or other high end studio camera, the Red will come out on top, but again I can’t afford a Red. I have looked at Sony’s new camera (I can’t remember the model number) that has a large format sensor and interchangeable lenses. It is a true camcorder which addresses most of the issues with DSLRs. The selling price is about $6000 which while a lot more than a DSLR, is at least within the price range for an event videographer. I was impressed and when it comes time to replace the A1′s, I may go for the Sony. But for now the 7D is a very important piece of equipment.

One other point – In wedding videography there is a huge advantage to DSLRs. It doesn’t look like a video camera. This really helps when it comes to being unobtrusive. The bigger XH-A1s attract much more attention from guests.

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Comment on Wedding videography with a DSLR by Zakhttp://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/2010/06/08/wedding-videography-with-a-dslr/comment-page-1/#comment-738 Sun, 22 May 2011 06:13:28 +0000 http://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/?p=2323#comment-738 This DSLR craze is way over rated. Have done any actual research on DSLR videos or have you just looked at the pretty videos that people make. There is only two advantages to DSLRs for wedding the best one is the low light capabilities, that is fantastic. The second advantage is the cost, a D60 is less then half the price of proper video camera. So basically your to cheap to get a real video camera. Sure you can con your clients with pretty videos made by pros with beautiful lighting and staged shots.

There are some major distadvantages to DSLRs;

Recording format below average, it is a consumer level h.264, wish requires formatting to another codec for editing which will effect the quality of the image

The jello effect, if you move the camera to fast image can wobble like jello

The moire problem, this is a huge disadvantage when compared to a real video camera

No Full automatic mode on DSLR, if you are recording a live event sometimes there is just enough time to turn on the camera and record. With a DSLR there is a good chance that you would miss these once in a life time moments. DSLR video works much better in a controlled environment like a studio.

Shallow Depth of field could be a real problem. It works great when your in studio and have time to check your focus maybe even measure the distance, but at live event you don’t have that time, better have very good camera operator. Sure a shallow depth of field can look awesome but it really sucks when your main subject is out focus.

To say you providing a true pro hd image with a DSLR is very misleading, even older video cameras like the hvx200 will provide a better hd image in most situation then a DSLR.

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Comment on Megan and Michael by Wedding videography Dallashttp://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/2011/01/01/megan-and-michael/comment-page-1/#comment-607 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 16:48:28 +0000 http://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/?p=2372#comment-607 Great wedding theme and very nice video presentation. You definitely capture the moment!

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Comment on What My Friends Teach Me by Alanhttp://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/2009/09/29/what-my-friends-teach-me/comment-page-1/#comment-232 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 14:11:42 +0000 http://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/?p=2152#comment-232 Thanks Debra! There is nothing like learning from others to take your business to a new level.

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Comment on What My Friends Teach Me by Debra @ D' Ignazio's Towne Househttp://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/2009/09/29/what-my-friends-teach-me/comment-page-1/#comment-231 Thu, 01 Oct 2009 01:02:47 +0000 http://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/?p=2152#comment-231 It’s a testament to your professionalism that you continually try to improve to ensure you perfectly capture every wedding or event; each one is special and can’t be recreated.

I frequently attend state, regional and national meeting to learn from others to find new and interesting approaches to providing bridal parties with a special event that they will always remember.

Cheers.

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Comment on Tim and Alicia by George Pizzohttp://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/2009/01/06/tim-and-alicia-blog-entry/comment-page-1/#comment-188 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 00:28:28 +0000 http://www.bonnie-blink.com/?p=1461#comment-188 Alan:
Nice commentary on your unique experience. You, Glen, and Darrell did a fantastic job on the video for my daughter and son-in-law (Alicia & Tim).
From the “Father of the Bride”.

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Comment on Where can I find good information on wedding video by Viddiahttp://www.bonnie-blink.com/blog/2008/03/06/where-can-i-find-good-information-on-wedding-video/comment-page-1/#comment-15 Fri, 14 Mar 2008 05:02:20 +0000 http://www.bonnie-blink.com/where-can-i-find-good-information-on-wedding-video.htm#comment-15 Hi Bonnie,

We have tried to publish some tips over on our blog regarding selecting a videographer as well.

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