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Mar 26, 2012 12:48 |  #1

I just started playing around with video and the other day I filmed a play in my kid's auditorium. What kind of setting do most of you use. I understand the auto focus isn't worth a damn, since it reacts so slowly. I'm assuming most of you setup tripod, manual focus, and double the shutter over the frame rate, but what else do you do that increases the chances of good video?


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Mar 26, 2012 13:11 |  #2

Try to keep the ISO at 1250 or less. You can decrease the shutter if you need more exposure, but just keep in mind how it will affect the way fast moving things appear if you go too slow with the shutter.
Other than that, practice makes perfect.


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Mar 26, 2012 13:13 |  #3

Sounds like youve pretty much got the general idea. Just imagine its like shooting a long exposure still... Stability, as low an ISO as possible to keep noise down and aperture set as desired for accurate focus and DOF are the key.

Audio will be the tough part.


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Mar 26, 2012 14:47 |  #4

Thanks for those additional tips.

I have one thing I haven't been able to get my head around. Let's say you set the focus and start to record and then the you decide you want it tighter. In terms of focus is there any difference between zooming with the lens or physically moving toward the subject.


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Mar 26, 2012 14:57 |  #5

aquaforester wrote in post #14157125 (external link)
Thanks for those additional tips.

I have one thing I haven't been able to get my head around. Let's say you set the focus and start to record and then the you decide you want it tighter. In terms of focus is there any difference between zooming with the lens or physically moving toward the subject.

Pretty much all photography zoom lenses lose focus throughout the range. So yes, youd have to reset focus.


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Mar 29, 2012 12:13 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #6

If using the kit lens, zooming while shooting causes the aperture to change, which changes the exposure. Be sure to use a zoom that has a non-variable aperture.


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Apr 05, 2012 04:57 |  #7

drvideo wrote in post #14175280 (external link)
If using the kit lens, zooming while shooting causes the aperture to change, which changes the exposure. Be sure to use a zoom that has a non-variable aperture.

good point and important to remember



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Apr 05, 2012 07:45 |  #8

I have shot video with my 60d at 3200 indoors and all was fine

I used a 70-200 f/2.8 and 50 f/1.4




  
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Apr 06, 2012 14:55 |  #9

You already got the main points down. If you're not familiar with manual focusing, just keep practicing. Good luck.


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