It's going on 6 months since I upgraded to the Canon 7d and the one thing that I have not really tried is to use the video functions.
Of course, I've played around shooting a few clips, but they appeared "choppy" on the playback on the computer (of course, I'm realizing it might just of been my slow computer then) so I never did much with them.
I've been reading about the 7d's video capabilities on the Canon website and have decided that I'm going to give it a try to see what it can do over the next few weeks.
One drawback to the 7d vs. a traditional video camera is the standard microphone on the body. It is located on the front of the camera near the lens and doesn't seem to do that good of a job.
I'm thinking my best bet for train video work will be to get an external mic to hook through the shoe on top of the camera with a "shotgun" setting. Trains tend to be away from the camera and usually I don't want the sound from around me anyways. I'm checking out a few options on line and will let you know what I decide.
As I get some "test footage" over the next few weeks I'll be posting it on YouTube or Facebook for your critique.
Have a great weekend!
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