Part 3 of an 8 Part Series on How to Create a Website – Create and Upload Videos
Part 3 of an 8 Part Series on How to Create a Website – Create and Upload Videos.
Previously in create and upload videos part 2 we talked about lens selections for DSLR cameras and the filter selections for DSLR lenses. In part 3 we will be looking at how to pull focus inexpensively.
One of the first issues you will find when using a DSLR camera for video production, is how to pull focus on the provided 3.5 inch LCD screen. You will quickly learn the production industry was fast in providing a solution.
When we purchased our Canon 7D one of the only quality options on the market was the Zacuto Z-Find-Pro3 optical view finder. I must admit knowing what actually went into the design and construction, I nearly dropped my coffee when I saw the $375.00 price tag. Being the only option available to us at the time we got on the waiting list to receive ours. Yes even at that price we were on a waiting list.
When we finally received our Zacuto Z-Find-Pro3 optical view finder and set the camera to manual focus, what a difference it made in pulling focus. It instantly transformed the Canon 7D DSLR from a point and shoot to a videographers dream. The Zacuto Z-Find-Pro3 optical view finder provides for a 3rd point of contact, giving the operator a secure hold on the camera. Right off this made for more noticeably stable shots and less reshoots. So in that respect it has paid for itself.
Since we purchased our Zacuto Z-Find-Pro3, there have been a few other companies putting in claim to this possibly temporary market. There is the Flashpoint LCD foldaway viewfinder and Hoodman H-LPP3 HoodLoupe 3.0 to mention a couple. In our discussions we haven’t seen any clear complaints other then materials, but it’s like anything you get what you pay for. So if we had to make this choice again today, I think we would still choose quality on this option. Even if we could buy 6 cheaper designs, the Zacuto Z-Find-Pro3 has never failed for any reason.
After using the Zacuto Z-Find-Pro3 optical view finder we were hooked on the evolution of our little Canon 7D DSLR camera.
The next game changing addition to our video production kit was the DSLR shoulder rig mount kit. This kit completes the Canon 7Ds evolution into a production camera. Still to this day every time I see the Canon 7D decked out in full production shoulder rig, it still makes me smile to see this little DSLR in the middle of all this production equipment.
Like with other equipment options for the Canon 7D, you can take the high road or the low road. In either case on this one we feel you will be satisfied. Each is going to raise the production quality of your takes to a whole new level of stability and focus on your subject.
On the low end you can combine the CowboyStudio Shoulder Support Pad and the CowboyStudio Premium DSLR Should Rig Mount Kit for a excellent production kit. The CowboyStudio Shoulder Support Pad is an interesting support system in that it actually holds onto you and you can literally take your hands off the camera ( although we never advise being this tricky ).
The CowboyStudio Premium DSLR Should Rig Mount Kit comes with four points of body contact. The CowboyStudio Shoulder Support Pad adds an additional point of contact if used with the CowboyStudio Premium DSLR Should Rig Mount Kit. The CowboyStudio Premium DSLR Should Rig Mount Kit comes with matt box and most importantly a follow focus. The follow focus is a must have for anyone seeking that film look from a strong depth of field.
If you take the higher road you get almost all the same things as the previously mentioned combined kit with the Proaim DSLR KIT-3 with shoulder mount handles. The Proaim DSLR KIT-3 is just a better made product. The minor difference we mentioned is the shoulder mount doesn’t hold onto the shoulder like a hand. It more or less just rests on the shoulder. It does through have the same brace that rests on your chest for a 5th point of contact with the camera man.
As mentioned either choice will serve you well and you will not regret using one.
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