I have been getting email after email from our readers saying that they are still photographers and even though their camera can shoot video they either don't think they can figure it out or they are not interested in learning. I may upset some people by saying this but if you have an eye for photography and you refuse to learn the video side of things you are exactly like the photographers 8 years ago that said they would buy digital camera but have no interest in learning Photoshop. Do you know a single successful photographer that can't find his or her way around Photoshop today? I don't. Why limit yourself? Stills and video are merging into one medium and you are lucky enough to be at the forefront of this evolution. You can either learn with all of us at the same time or you can let this pass you by.
3 months ago Patrick and I didn't have the slightest idea how to shoot or edit video but in seeing the importance and the power of this movement we decided to teach ourselves how. It was challenging and frustrating (especially with Nikon gear) but we finally learned enough to produce decent videos quickly. If you own a DSLR that shoots video we are going to make this simple for you. In the next 3 days we are going to release 3 videos that discuss: camera settings, audio, and editing. Today let's start with the camera settings on the D300s. If you shoot Canon I think you have it much easier than us Nikon shooters in this department but we don't want to leave you out. We will post videos we find for you guys as well.
If you shoot Canon this may be of help to you:
Here is our same video on Vimeo