Digital camera video – what about it?
Posted on 3 Jan ’13 by Earl Moore
“A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.” ~ Hal Borland
In a previous post I mentioned having three digital cameras of different sizes and, at least in my mind, different primary uses. However, each has the ability to shoot video — the Canon S90 does H.264 640 x 480 video while the Olympus OM-D and Nikon D600 both do HD video capture.
Most D-SLR’s these days have video capability, yet, I’ve only used this capability on a couple of occasions with the S90 and OM-D and never on the D600. To be honest, I’m not even sure how to use it on the D600.
The few videos I have done were short clips either recording an unusual event or while on a vacation — very touristy things.
And it’s not like video’s an option you can save a few bucks by leaving off your camera. ~grin~
All this video capability and what to do — at the moment, I ignore it.
However, it’s set me to consider how I’ve embraced conceptual “silo thinking” of there are photographers and there are videographers — you are one or the other and it’s not easy to successfully merge or cross over between the two. But, is that true? Does it have to be?
I don’t want to make this discussion about age, but from reading conversations of “younger” artist/experimenters there doesn’t seem to be in their minds as much of a conceptual boundary or gap between these two mediums.
If I could find some creative way to embrace the artistic aspects of video along with photography I believe I’d enjoy that process as long as I could work within my own artistic vision.
So, that’s what’s running through my mind at the moment. Any thoughts from photographers out there on the subject — beyond I just don’t care about video? ~smile~