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  1. Wich dslr should i get ?

    I'll assume you know to check prices on Toppreise and Ricardo (where there are people selling used gear). Digitec sells camera gear. Sometimes I buy stuff from the Swiss German side of the country because prices can be a bit lower. Check this store: https://www.lbag.ch and this store: http://www.profotshop.ch and this store: https://www.pc-ostschweiz.ch Migros-Electronics can sometimes have low prices Also check out camera shops (not general electronic shops like Interdiscount or Media Markt) where they have used gear displayed on their storefront. If you're ever in Geneva check out Photo Verdaine.
  2. Not for a given recording setting, the camera records at lower bit rates if you film lower resolutions.
  3. Wich dslr should i get ?

    Where do you live in Switzerland? I know a few places to get good deals and good second hand gear.
  4. 100 mbps is quite a lot, getting an extra 20-60mbps wouldn't make a significant impact at all. All it offers is h.264 in MP4 and AVCHD containers with Interframe compression that doesn't require much more data. Besides, the G7 doesn't have V-Log, so unless you need it for serious color grading there's no point in asking for higher bit rates.
  5. Live stream camera

    Theoretically any camera capable of outputting a video via HDMI or SDI can be used for live streaming... you simply need a capture card to get the video signal to the live streaming device. For your budget of $300-500, there are handheld camcorders and entry level DSLR cameras available.
  6. Is Wondershare Filmora able to edit RAW video?

    There are cheaper cameras that can capture RAW video, like the $1000 Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera. Some video cameras are capable of capturing RAW video internally (either in proprietary formats like what RED uses or Cinema DNG like BlackMagic) while others require an external capture device capable of recording RAW (like Atomos Shogun/Ninja devices or Odyssey 7Q+). The Sony FS5 for example is capable of sending a RAW video signal via SDI to an external recorder like the Atomos Shogun Flame and they are saved as Cinema DNG, whilst my FS7 requires an extension unit to be attached to the camera first. I'm assuming the OP saw videos like the following on Youtube and thought the titled implied the G7 is capable of recording RAW. The person who titled the video did so incorrectly, it should rather be something like ungraded vs graded footage.
  7. Is Wondershare Filmora able to edit RAW video?

    How do you plan to get RAW video out of the G7?
  8. Wich dslr should i get ?

    Refresh the page, I misread your post and thought you wanted to do video.
  9. Wich dslr should i get ?

    No technology is truly future proof, but if you don’t want to spend money on an new camera system every year or so often, or buy something and only later think it may have been a mistake, my suggestion is to do some more research and figure out how you want to do something. Since you don’t want to focus on video, almost any DSLR or MILC on the market is pretty good. Some are better than others in their own ways, but they can also cost a lot more.
  10. Blurry pictures with my DSLR

    Assuming that there is nothing mechanically or electronically damaged with the camera and lens, such as non-functioniog focus motor, or you've somehow turned off AF and doesn't realize it... If you want to figure out what sort of focusing issues the camera has, print out a test chart like this (or similar you can find on Google). There are also online guides/tutorials on testing focus, or figuring out whether your camera/lens has a back/front focusing issue. Can't judge anything from your photos other than the fact that there is a focusing issue. Unfortunately from what I can read about the Canon 500D, it doesn't have a user adjustable focus adjustment option in the menu. Sucks. Follow the online guides on how to place the test chart and how to place the camera. Usually you need to plate the chart around a 45 degree angle and the camera on a fixed distance from the chart on a tripod so that it doesn't change between different test shots. When you do the test, set the camera to: 1. Single focus point (best is to use the center point) 2. Shutter release only on focus acquired mode (One Shot AF Mode) 3. Make sure the AF system is enabled of course, check both lens and camera body switches that turn on/off AF. There may not be anything electronically or mechanically wrong with your camera or lens other than the fact that the AF calibration is way off. Some low end lenses, and even high end ones, can have this issue even when purchased brand new. Unfortunately I guess your camera body is pretty low end enough that Canon decided not to include a option in the menu to adjust focusing issues. Nor could I find out whether there are mechanical micro focus adjustment screws in the camera body, usually next to the reflex mirror in the mirror chamber. Probably the 500D doesn't have them either. Once you've done the tests, contact Canon and ask them if they can recalibrate the AF system for free. If you have to pay, ask how much because it may as well be more cost affective to buy a new lens and when you do, take the camera with you to test the lens to make sure any focusing issues it has is minimal. An example of a guide on focus testing
  11. Water effect in After Effects

    You can't get it with just one effect. Look online for some guidance, there are tutorials and people explaining how they do things.
  12. Sigma has improved quality over the past few years, not that they were really bad. They even had some older lenses that outperformed Canon and Nikon stuff.
  13. What is the best free video editor?

    The Free version has certain limits, like slower or reduced capabilities of noise reduction or usage of multi core CPUs and multi-GPU setups. They make money off their hardware, software isn't their main game.
  14. fellow video editors

    Interviews, conferences, corporate, commercials, documentaries, etc. Premiere and Adobe Suite, DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk Flame.
  15. Place to learn about photography

    Yes, but unless you really need one version or the other don't use it. Waste of space on the memory card.
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