Shooting Video with a Digital Still Camera (DSLR)

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[ This article was first published in the April, 2009, issue of
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John Warner writes (I’m paraphrasing from his letter):

I own the Canon 5D digital still camera. It shoots digital video. How can I use this video in Final Cut Pro?

Larry replies: John, you can do this, but it will be a bit of work.

John wrote back:

I assumed that it would require work and be a pain in the rear but I really like the idea of using my Canon glass and getting that really really shallow depth of field.


Folks are doing some interesting things:


In my dreams, I would save for the affordable RED consumer camera which debuts later this year but the shoot for next week has been approved and I have to move quickly.

Larry replies: Thanks for writing!



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