Just Starting With Video? Learn How Your Camera Settings Will Differ From Photo Work

A lot of photographers are now starting to move into videography as well, and while there are undoubtedly a bevy of similarities between the two realms, there are some important differences as well. This helpful video will show you the basic things you need to be aware of when you move from one to the other.

Coming to you from Matti Haapoja, this helpful video will show you how working with a camera for videography differs from photography. It's sort of like trying to learn Spanish when you speak French: you can sense the similarities between the two and often get along alright, but if you want to really excel, you need to dedicate the time to learning each as an individual entity. Perhaps most important is how control of the shutter changes with video. Whereas shutter is used both to control the appearance of action and as a side of the exposure triangle in stills-shooting, in videography, you have the 180-degree rule, which dictates your shutter speed relative to your frame rate to ensure natural-looking motion in your work. This is why you'll hear videographers talk about using ND filters more often than a photographer might. Check out the video above for the full breakdown!

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Alexis Cuarezma's picture

I tried watching the video but ended up skipping most of it. This video could have easily been around 3min but they dragged it out to 11. Why are so many people doing this now? They either put in too much B-roll in slow-motion and/or fill it with a bunch of unneeded fillers.

Jon Kellett's picture

Frustrates me too when content is stretched. I believe the reason is that YouTube favours videos that are 8-15 min in length. Not only that, assuming that people don't skip ahead or play at 2x, it's an another way to get your monthly minutes viewed up to the point where nice things happen to your channel.

It's gotten beyond a joke though...