Photographing the Milky Way

Your content will be up shortly. Please allow up to 5 seconds
Gear Reviews

Why you should get a Matte Box for your DSLR Video Setup

By Anthony Thurston on September 8th 2013

kamerar-matte-box

One of the biggest hurdles for DSLR filmmakers is that the general public assumes that you are taking stills, not recording video. There are a few products that you can buy to help shake that stigma, one is some sort of rig and the other is a Matte Box.

There is probably a much more accurate way to describe a matte box but probably the easiest way to describe their appearance is that they are essentially “barndoors” for your camera lens. They also act as a filter folder for 4×4 filters and they come is two flavors – rotating and fixed.

Caleb Pike over at DSLRvideoshooter.com recently did a great review on a Kamerar matte box as well as discussed what a matte box is and why it is beneficial for DSLR video shooters. Take a look below:

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

Please or register to post a comment.

  1. Michael Chapman

    Helpful article – thanks. May try this model.

    | |
[i]
[i]