DSLR filming setups

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  1. WiscoBowHunter

    WiscoBowHunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    What is a good DSLR set up? Post pics of yours you be helpful!


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    Fitz Legendary Woodsman

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    Here's what I have:

    Canon 70D
    Canon 18-135 STM Lens
    Rode VideoMic Pro Shotgun Mic w/ Windscreen
    Muddy Pro Camera Arm
    Manfrotto MVH502AH Fluid Head

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    So far I really like this set up. Hard to beat the 70D's autofocus system.
     
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    Nikon D7100 DSLR
    Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 lens
    Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens
    Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens
    Nikon 15-105mm 3.5-5.6 lens
    Nikon 600mm 5.6 lens
    Various filters and accessories
    Junk video tripod (getting a manfrotto soon)
    Various DIY mounts, such as cages, jibs, sliders (the pic is my diy cage that I use a lot)
    For audio I use a Zoom H6 then sync in post (had a h4n prior)
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    Sorry I have no clue why the picture is upside down, probably since I uploaded it from my iPad. Also as you can see in the pic, I have an LED light that I got on Amazon for like 30 bucks.
     
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    Cledus Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Do you ever wish you had a remote for zoom and such? I plan on going with this setup for the most part. Simple, and not very many parts to worry about carrying in. What size SD card do you use, and how long does it allow you to take video for? Is it hard to figure out the ins and outs of the camera?
     
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    ISiman/OH Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Whoa you have some serious money into lens there. I'm planning on the nikon d5200 or d5300 soon.


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    I remote would be nice, but I knew I wasn't going to be getting one with a DSLR. I have two SD cards, a 32 and a 64, but I think the 64 is going on me. I haven't been out for full day sists yet, but I haven't filled the 32 GB card in an outing. I usually film 15-20 GB of footage at most.

    I have a battery pack for the setup as well, but I've left it off the last few times and just been swapping the batteries as needed. I have 3 batteries and have only used about 1.5 for an evening sit (that's will the camera in live view the whole time as to avoid the shutter noise of turning it on).

    I felt much more comfortable with the camera after just a few outings, but I had previous DSLR experience (10-15 years ago).

    DSLR's aren't the be all end all, especially for the self filmer, but if you know what you're doing they can be a lot of fun and produce some nice looking video.
     
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    I run a
    Nikon D5300
    15-55 with 2x zoom lens
    55-300 lens
    Sony WCS999 wireless mics
    123v vanguard head
    Muddy Outfitter arm.

    I will post a picture of it all set up tonight when I am in the field.
    When filming with a DSLR you can get 10 mins of film before the camera needs to cool. The sensor get to hot on them so its not something that will record 30 mins of straight video. I run a 16gb card in mine and I have yet to fill it in one sit. But I also compress all of my video at the end of each hunt. I would highly recommend getting 2 batteries just to make sure you will have enough life. In live view it really likes to eat up the battery.
     

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