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: