I've been asked about shooting some video of a stallion for a sales campaign. I've done some limited video work with a mini DV camcorder and editing in Premiere Pro years ago but nothing recently. I've got a 5DII, 7D and a Panasonic HDC-TM90. I'm just trying to decide if this is worth doing as a additional service to my equine photography business. I don't mind putting a little money into this to test the waters but I have no interest in being a professional videographer. The videos would be viewed predominantly through youtube.
Right now, I'm leaning toward picking up a Manfrotto 701HDV head and mounting it on my old 3021PROB tripod and recording with the Panasonic TM90 using manual settings and an external monitor. Audio is of no importance, as these videos are usually just set to music.
This is pretty new territory for me. I've never shot video with a DSLR so I don't have a clue about that except I know there can be issues with the way the shutter works when shooting action. I want to keep things simple while still providing a quality product. Any of you video gurus got any thoughts or pointers on this?
This is a link to a video I had done for a horse I was considering selling a couple years ago (no longer for sale). It gives a good idea of the conditions I would need to shoot in. I'd say that the quality of any video I produce needs to be at least this good, which should be fairly easy since this was all shot handheld.