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My first video with my 7D

John ­ Sims
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Dec 28, 2011 18:36 |  #16

Audio is every bit as complex as video (hence people employing people like Chas specifically to cover audio). Like video there is a vast array of equipment available but ( like lens choice) much is very specific to what you are capturing.

Until you decide exactly what you want to video I would make do withe the camera mike until you establish it's shortcomings for yourself. However, if you are likely to be shooting outside a furry wind shield is a great first upgrade. I spotted Chas had applied one of these using an adhesive lav cover and I now notice there are proprietary versions available specifically for DSLR mics.

John Sims
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Dec 28, 2011 21:08 |  #17

Yeah, I did do that and it seems to be working like a ton of gold bricks! It still gets the occasional rumble of wind, but only in pretty harsh conditions. Well worth having it on there all the time.

Chas Gordon
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Dec 29, 2011 15:40 as a reply to  @ post 13611938 |  #18

Good effort on the first video!

The first thing that I noticed was the prolonged shot of the of the fireplace and then there was the prolonged shot of the dog. The other shots were longish considering the 'lack of action'. Although it's great that you had the guts and initiative to do a video, you may want to ask yourself a question next time: "How can I pull all this together to tell an interesting story?"

Others have mentioned the music - the music is mismatched with the imagery and sounds more like the soundtrack for a video about skateboarders. Music is very important for video and is greatly underestimated because most amateur videographers add the music *they* like and not necessary the music that would best support the video. Perhaps a very traditional Christmas ballad would've worked better here.

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Dec 29, 2011 17:46 |  #19

Yeah I agree, the music plays a bit part of a video. Not the best choice of music, I will agree! Time to start thinking about how the music will make the video work!

Rylan Strongman
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