7 Essential Tools You Need to Shoot Video Now [Slideshow]

by Ibarionex Perello

A neutral density filter is key for properly lighting video. Read more in the slideshow.

May 21, 2014

Recording video with an HD-DSLR can seem like nothing more than a novelty for a photographer who is more accustomed to capturing still images. However, once you see the quality of HD-DSLR video, it’s hard not to be inspired to take advantage of this asset in your camera. 

One thing that becomes quickly obvious, though, is that shooting great video takes more than just pressing the camera’s record button. Video makes different demands on a videographer than it does on a still photographer. As a result, there are different skills and accessories that are needed. 

With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of several categories of products that are essential for anyone who wants to become an adept filmmaker. And for each category, we’ve picked specific products we feel are good filmmaking tools with which to get started. Click the above slideshow to view them all. 

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