1. Some DSLR cameras need video mode enabled before you can shoot. There are also a few simple changes you can make in order to get the best looking footage!

    See the lesson for details-

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  2. What happens when your video is awesome but your audio sucks? Your whole video will suck.

    This tutorial will help you get your talking heads up to par and also get those videos approved faster!!

    Thanks to Daniel Sieff for this little advice :)
    See his stuff at revery.com.au

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  3. This instructional video teaches you how to work as a Digital Asset Manager (DAM) preparing double-system video and sound files for use with Final Cut Pro 7.

    UCF Film student Zachary Beckler explains how to handle importing data, organize files, transcode video, and the manual syncing of sound.

    MPEG Streamclip is free software and can be downloaded here: squared5.com/ .

    This video was updated July 27th, 2011.

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  5. learningdslrvideo.com/check-before-record/

    Run and Gun Style

    1. Resolution and frame rate
    2. AWB, if I have a few more seconds to spare I will see what the other WB settings look like on the screen
    3. ISO - inside outside?
    4. Picture Styles - normally shoot standard especially if I am running fast
    5. Shutter Speed - easy to jog it 50th for 1080 and 125th for 720
    6. then I check focus and hit record

    Planned Shoot (Additional Items to Check)

    1. Custom white balance
    2. I will check the 'blinky's' to see if I am over exposed anywhere (I am not too good at reading histograms yet)
    3. Use an 18% gray card to double check the exposure
    4. Double check the audio - disable the AGC on my t2i

    Somethings I never check because I never change them

    1. AF mode - quick focus
    2. AF during movie - enable
    3. Movie exposure - manual
    4. Grid Display - grid 1
    5. Highlight Tone Priority - disable
    6. Always on Quick Focus using the center or top focus point,
    7. Auto Lighting Optimizer on standard.

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