Over at ProLost, Stu Maschwitz has written a great post on the topic of photographers suddenly taking up video due to the new video-enabled DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon. His answer? No, they won’t. Read on…
“Saying that photographers need to learn video because their cameras now feature video is like saying that you need to start a rock band because you bought an iMac that ships with Garage Band. It is entirely possible that you are a still photographer who has no interest in video. That is OK. You know what’s pretty cool? Photography.”
“Why do we expect stills shooters to suddenly take up video, when-if they had the slightest interest-they could have been carting around an HD camera for two years without taking up any more room in their bag than a prime lens?”
He goes on to denote the limitations when shooting video with these new cameras, and why they are wrong for photographers who wish to learn video, wrong for photojournalists, but right for filmmakers. It’s a great article, Stu makes a few excellent points. So if you are a photographer wondering about the video thing, or a videographer worried that photographers will take over your world, check this article out and simma down.