Mix camera bodies for videos

manbagmanbag Posts: 6Member
edited January 2015 in Nikon DSLR cameras
So I plan to shoot a static setting with 2 cameras:
- cam 1 for scene overview
- cam 2 for talent close-up
I'm wondering what I have to do to make the look of both cameras appear the same, so when I switch back and forth between the cameras the viewer is not distracted / or doesn't notice.
Do I have to use 2 identical cameras or can I mix a D3300 with a D5300 or even another brand and fix it all in post?
As far as I know these smaller Nikons don't have a flat color profile so I guess it will be more work in post.
Does anyone have experience shooting the same scene from multiple angles with different cameras?


  • autofocusautofocus Posts: 625Member
    I've shot video with my D4 and the D800 B-roll. Looked fine in post cutting between the two cameras.
  • autofocusautofocus Posts: 625Member
    edited January 2015
    Shot with D800, D4, and GoPro. I don't know if this will help you but it was shot with different cameras and lenses.

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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,398Moderator
    Nice video, autofocus..... been there, done that......

    I suspect when shooting with two or more cameras, in editing the issue can be one of continuity errors, a common problem for a lot of "Hollywood" movies in the early years......

    In your video, the scene changed so not an issue.
    Msmoto, mod
  • autofocusautofocus Posts: 625Member
    Very true Msmoto. It was my first attempt to shoot and edit video so the learning curve was high. Being a one man show with two cameras running is a chore. Sound is a whole other issue but I know that's not what this thread is about.
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