... a Portland videographer exploring new and noteworthy ideas in the world of video production in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
My name is Abigail Spyker and I have worked with video for ten years, producing a variety of videos ranging from lifestyle documentaries to corporate promotional videos. I love working as a Portland videographer and photographer.
Topics include: filming techniques, video and motion graphics examples, design inspiration, opportunities for videographers, broadcast journalism, visual storytelling, data visualization, education, emerging technologies, and other compelling stories
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This video highlights several clips we've made using our new High Dynamic Range (HDR) process. Video is captured on two Canon 5D mark II DSLRs, each capturing the exact same subject via a beam splitter. The cameras are configured so that they record different exposure values, e.g., one camera is overexposed, the other underexposed. After the footage has been recorded, we use a variety of HDR processing tools to combine the video from the two cameras, yielding the clips you see above.
HDR Video provides filmmakers with many exciting new opportunities. Not only can HDR video create interesting effects, it can also allow for even exposure where artificial lighting is unavailable or impractical. For example, when a subject is backlit, one camera could be set to properly expose the subject, the other the sky, resulting in video with perfect exposure throughout.
We will continue to develop and improve the HDR video process for better results and efficiency. For more information, check out our website
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Opus 40, Number 9
Performed by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed Under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0"
As a professional videographer and photographer in Portland, Oregon, and someone who already owns two DSLR cameras and a plethora of lenses… the benefits of going HD via DSLR are obvious.
In addition to the obvious cost and size factors, SLR’s low depth of field ability and all the focal lengths you could dream of are major reasons to shoot HD video with a DSLR.
Today, in my first Tumblr post ever, I pose this question:
How do I produce professional quality high definition videos with my digital SLR camera?
I know Canon + DSLR = happy HD videographer, but … my grandpa gave me my first camera decades ago; it was a Nikkormat (that’s right - pre Nikon). Every camera and lens I own is Nikon including two fairly new cameras that both shoot HD video.
The fact that most (if not all) Nikon DLSRs have no audio input ports poses a significant challenge for professional videographers looking to move from SD to HD without shelling out big bucks for a new HD video camera or downgrading to a consumer-level HD camera.
According to PF Bentley, it’s not that difficult. While learning from PF directly is priceless (I speak from experience), I didn’t have to dig long to find just the gear list I was looking for. (Thanks, PF!)
I first asked this question more than a year ago; and while I’m well on my way to answering it … I hope sharing my experience on this site will motivate me to not just answer the question, but also to test it for myself and post my results here. Let the fun begin!