There are obviously some things that a dedicated video camera can do that a DSLR can't, but being aware of this, it is still possible to produce some excellent footage. Some DSLRs have adjustable settings such as frames per second, so these should be optimised. Geoff suggested that the techniques of audio visual presentations and video clips can be combined to make more interesting presentations. He also reviewed some software packages for editing video for both Mac and PC, Adobe features here once again with their Premiere software, and the standsrd stills AV packages such as Proshow Gold, in general will cope with video as well.
Probably the two fields of stills photography and video will never totally integrate, and enthusiasts of both media would not want this, but Geoff proved that there can be partial blending at times with successful results. Perhaps more of us stills photographers shoul dip our toe in the water of the " other side " occasionally.
Report by Dorothy Wood