As a freelance camera guy, there are a number of events that I tend to photograph on an annual basis. In 2009 and 2010, I was paid to produce recap videos for Huntington University’s annual Olympiad (a miniature “olympics” only with stranger events…) as a keepsake for the students.
This year, although I wasn’t officially on the job, I was in the area and couldn’t resist watching some of the festivities – and of course I had to bring the camera along for old times sake.
I wanted to test the limits on using a DSLR for video in the sports world. Again, I’d never given this a fair shot, mainly due to the rolling shutter, lack of autofocus, form factor, and other common issues that people have with DSLRs for video.
This being a personal project, I was able to experiment in some new ways and thought I’d use the rest of this post to share my findings.