May 10, 2015 at 5:58AM
DSLR video: Canon vs. others
Up until recently, I've been mostly a still photographer. About a year ago I bought a Nikon D800 to use on a project that would result in making very large prints. I bought the camera knowing that one the project was finished, I'd be selling it because I almost never need 36mp. I had become intrigued with video about the same time and wanted a DSLR that's good for video. The photo project was my priority at the time, and my budget w oils only allow the D800. The D800 doors shoot 1080p, and I used it to shoot quite a lot of video, including footage for a documentary in Cambodia. I'm now seriously considering trying to enter the industry professionally, and now that original photo project is nearly complete, so I won't need the D800 much longer and would like to buy a better camera for video. I've been doing tons of research on my options, but am not sure if I should go with something like the budget 4K capable GH4 (with the Metabones adapter), or if I should go with Canon (5D Mk. III?) because it seems Canon is the industry standard for serious indie/budget filmmakers. I'm planning on doing a lot of individual work but I'm also interested in doing collaborative projects. I'm wondering how, for example, my choice in camera might limit the enthusiasm of others in working with me if they all happen to be using Canon to shoot and I have something else and they might be worried about matching the footage color and such. Anyway, in looking for advice. Thanks.