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Old 02-29-2012, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Filming with a DSLR

I have a tourney coming up pretty soon, VPPL. With tons of teams from the west are coming out, I want to get this on film as best I can.


But I will be shooting with my canon T3 with 55-250mm lens
and was wondering if any of you guys could help with a few things:

1). Any advice on photo boxes or mounts you guys have used? (I have a mono pod and tri-pod)

2)Anything I should keep in mind(other then protection)

3)anything at all, any help would be great
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't like tripods for paintball, too ungainly and they WILL get shot. Monopods especially with a DSLR make a lot more sense to me. I use a Manfrotto with the little legs, and a video head, makes for a nice portable mini-tripod.

I'd definitely make sure you have a UV filter on the lens, the 55-250 isn't that expensive it's still cheaper to cover it than to replace it.

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Old 02-29-2012, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually it is recommended that you shoot paintball without a filter. The front element on a lens is thicker than any filter. In all likelihood, a shot to the filter will break it, sending shards of filter onto the front element whereas a shot to the lens itself is just a mess.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks the for the info
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You're going to be panning, a lot. A fluid monopod/tripod is a must have. Manfrotto makes a great fluid monopod. Yes, it's a bit more than your basic tripod, but considering a normal fluid head is usually over $500 for just the head, this is a pretty good deal. I've got the monopod, and it works great. It's strong and light and does what it's supposed to do.

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Also, if you're going to be using the audio, you might want to look at an external mic or something. Movement inside the camera (focusing, zooming, etc) is going to show up in your audio if you're just using the on camera mic. Try not to zoom in/out a bunch while filming. Set up your shot before hand. If you know someone will be going to a bunker off the break, know where you need to be with your focus when he gets there. That way, your not going in/out of focus during the shot.
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Try not to zoom in/out a bunch while filming. Set up your shot before hand. If you know someone will be going to a bunker off the break, know where you need to be with your focus when he gets there. That way, your not going in/out of focus during the shot.

That right there sir....is some great advice thank you!
I really hate when people do that then they loose the action and have to zoom out again and retarget to get back on track

As for the mic, I am picking one up in a bit and will have to look for a fluid head for sure
Have heard that one before.

Also any suggestions on protection?
I have seen many things and not sure what one works the best, I have seen the box which I might do. Right now I have a ghetto wrapped touque around it works pretty well
In the woods but I only have to worrie about one or two paintballs not a bunch.
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Doesn't the T3 lack the ability to use an external microphone feed? Meaning you either use the onboard and putup with the lackluster audio, use a fully external audio recording device and sync after the fact (And get to play with a fun clapper!), or use a different camera.
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Doesn't the T3 lack the ability to use an external microphone feed? Meaning you either use the onboard and putup with the lackluster audio, use a fully external audio recording device and sync after the fact (And get to play with a fun clapper!), or use a different camera.
Yeah, I'm not sure about the T3, can't say I've used one myself. I use a Rode video mic, but something like that might be too directional. I recently did some of my first interview footage and I don't really like the way the audio turned out with the Rode mic. I'd look at the Zoom stereo recorders, then sync up afterwards. I don't know too much about the zooms, but the H1 would probably be your best bet. And if you don't have a fun clapper, just use your hands to clap, but make sure they're in front of the lens so you can sync the image with the sound.

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Ok i looked and did see that there was a 3.5mm jack but im guessing that is
for the remote not a mic......thought it was.

And will have to look into these digital audio recorders
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