Ned Soltz talks DSLRs
DSLRs have exploded into the filmmaking world in a short space of time, redefining the toolset available to those seeking cinema-looking images on a budget. However, these cameras are not without their problems. In this interview, digital video expert, Ned Soltz, gives an honest opinion of what it is like to work with a Digital SLR camera - the pros, the cons, what these cameras are suitable for and reasons why one needs to steer clear for certain shooting situations.
Ned Soltz is an author, editor, educator, and consultant on all things related to the Mac digital video world. Moving from the PC world some 15 years ago, he bought his first Mac SE and never looked back.He began editing independent projects in Adobe Premiere but switched to Apple Final Cut Pro 1.0 the day after it was introduced at NAB. He became one of the founding members of the LA Final Cut Pro Users Group, the largest FCP User Group in the world.
Ned is a forum moderator on 2-pop.com and is the author of numerous articles and product reviews related to FCP, After Effects and the non-linear production environment. He is co-author of Revolutionary Final Cut Pro 3 and Revolutionary Adobe After Effects 5.5, a technical editor of three other volumes and is in the process of writing a yet-to-be-announced book.
When he is not evaluating products, writing books and reviews or dispensing advice, he tries to find the time to shoot and edit documentaries as well as promotional and educational pieces for non profit agencies.