Mitch Aunger runs the extremely-popular Planet 5D community. Founded around the advent of HDSLRs, the site has evolved over the years to not only being a host to reviews and news, but also aggregating lots of the cultural changes within the HDSLR community, and interviewing top professionals.
We recently had the chance to squeeze some time in with Mitch to ask him a couple of questions about HDSLR culture, and lots more.
Every great filmmaker needs to start somewhere. Some people aspire to be the next big thing on YouTube, others want to be an Indie Cult Lord, while others dream of having their names likened to that of Speilberg. If you've got the vision, we've got the tools. Our Consumer Video Dept houses almost any consumer-level camcorder you could name and more. Everything we have is on display for you to try for yourself. If you have questions, our experts will help to educate you about some essential accessories such as converter lenses, batteries, filters, memory, and even video tapes!
Begin your photo tour of the B&H Photo Video Pro Audio Consumer Video Department by clicking Read and Discuss.
These days, there are countless devices available to capture video; everything from a smart phone or MP3 player to a pocket-sized shoot-and-share camera. So, what’s the difference between a smart phone’s video camera and advanced video cameras?
Have you ever looked into a surveillance camera and wondered who was watching you? Well, even if you haven't, you should know that the camera mounted to the ceiling may well be a dummy. In fact, we carry loads of dummy surveillance cameras designed to deter would-be intruders by giving the feeling that they are being watched. This is a great item for mom-and-pop stores on a budget, families with concerns about trespassers, schools with concerns about delinquent behavior, and more.
Who Knew is an ongoing weekly series featuring some of the items that you wouldn't typically find in your average camera store. But then again, we're not your typical camera store.
For those of you that have never visited the B&H SuperStore, you're in luck. Each week we'll feature photos of a different department or section in order for you to get to know us a bit better. This week, we are showing off the Pro Video Counter located on the first floor. The Pro Video counter features a slew of camcorders on display for you to test out. This, combined with the friendly aid of our experts, helps you make the right choice.
On-camera lights are a key component for video journalists, videographers shooting special events or people just looking to brighten up their home videos.With the advent of HDSLR film making, it’s become even more crucial for a camera light to be extremely lightweight, unobtrusive and very portable. Daniel Zana enlightens us on some new LED lighting options.
If you loved the B&H HDSLR guide, then you'll appreciate the new B&H HDSLR Hub. The new platform will feature news, interviews, tips and loads more. Beyond this, cinematographer Shane Hurlbut will give a six-part educational series where he teaches you how to get the most out of your HDSLR. More in the Press Release, after the jump.
Having two eyes allows us to see in 3D. Depth perception, or the third dimension, is formed when the brain combines the slightly different images seen by each eye into a single image. One of the simplest but most effective demonstrations of stereoscopic imagery is presented by the classic Viewmaster® toy, which has been on the market for many decades.
Have you ever considered purchasing a product and just wanted to ask someone a question about it? Did you know that B&H has an "Ask our Experts" tab on over 200,000 items, which gives you either a number to call or a link to Live Chat, to communicate easily with one of our experts? When in Live Chat, you can choose to talk to a Sales Representative, Customer Service Representative, Product Professional, or the Used/Refurbished Department.
Three new Sony Handycam models are about to make their way from the factory assembly line to the shelves of our store: the DCR-SX45, DCR-SX65, and the DCR-SX85. Each model features a 3" touch-screen display (the previous generations had smaller screens that lacked touch control), and lots of new functions and features that make using these cameras easier than ever. Check out this post to get the skinny on these powerful and affordable handheld video cameras.
You’ve got a lot of options these days when it comes to shooting video. You can shoot video with a multimedia phone, or you can opt for the convenience and decent image quality of a shoot-and-share camera like the Flip, or you can even shoot video with your digital camera. All of these options are great when you just want to capture a moment and maybe post it quickly to YouTube, but when you want more quality and a few more bells and whistles, your best option is still a handy, compact camcorder.
There are probably many of you who are confused about whether to purchase an HDSLR or a traditional camcorder. The choice can be confusing, but this posting will list many of the pros and cons of both, to help make the decision a bit easier. If you're interested, you can also browse through our entire HDSLR guide, featuring sections from industry-leading cinematographers.
MiniDV camcorders still offer many benefits, not to mention the terrific quality of the video they capture. Sticking with MiniDV is a no-brainer if you already have a lot of time and money invested in the format. B&H still carries the most popular MiniDV models at the best prices you’ll find anywhere.
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