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Where am I going wrong on this one...?

 
outRAGEis
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Jun 28, 2013 20:37 |  #1

Hi,

I'm new here, (first post of many !!) and also new to DSLR's. Having had my Canon 650D (Rebel T4i) for nearly 4 weeks now I'm having some difficulty in gaining clean and crisp movie footage which I've had since day one. It never seems to gain focus properly and the colours are not quite right, so I changed the in camera settings to '0' for sharpeness, then work it right up to the setting '7', changed the saturation and Colour Tones as well but with no real difference. There was admittedly SOME change but it was so small it was hardly noticeable...

The still images are incredible clear and crisp - just the way I want them - but the video just keeps letting me down. Can anyone shed light on what I'm doing/ what I've doing wrong please? The lens that I've been using are the Canon 18 - 55mm f3.5 - 5.6 IS II Lens Kit and the Canon 50 - 250mm f4.0 - 5.6 IS II. I made an video to show what I have at the moment and put it up on YouTube so I hope you can see what I mean.


http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=xZ3zm2wsUpk (external link)


Please don't just say 'Yeah that's rubbish...' or 'I see what you mean...' and then leave it at that, instead please say what you feel but also ADVISE me on what I SHOULD or even COULD do to make it better. I have Color Polarising filters and UV filters which make little difference, (I'm aware that UV does more to protect the lens instead of reducing UV light.

Many thanks and hopefully I'll hear from you soon.




  
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Jun 29, 2013 03:32 |  #2

Perhaps it's my eyes but looks OK to me, what were you trying to focus on?


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Jun 29, 2013 04:06 |  #3

You know for video on DSLRs you have to focus manually right? A DSLR viewfinder will give you better visibility to make focusing on the fly much easier. Higher quality lenses will give you a sharper image for both video and photos.


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Jun 29, 2013 16:13 |  #4

Thanks for getting back to me guys, Artyman, I was attempting to focus on the trees and their leaves, sspellman my T4i doesn't have a viewfinder in Live View - unless I've missed something !!!




  
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Jun 29, 2013 17:49 |  #5

Which tree, there's a whole street of them! I think you need to do a more selective test. As regards a viewfinder, when shooting video you only get the LCD as the mirror is permanently up, that's how it manages to shoot video.


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Jun 29, 2013 17:58 |  #6

Are you shooting through a window?

Video looks fine to me. If you're expecting the same quality as stills from a video it's not going to happen.




  
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Jun 29, 2013 19:28 |  #7

outRAGEis wrote in post #16076196 (external link)
Thanks for getting back to me guys, Artyman, I was attempting to focus on the trees and their leaves, sspellman my T4i doesn't have a viewfinder in Live View - unless I've missed something !!!

The DSLR LCD viewfinder magnifies the back LCD to make selective focusing much easier.

http://www.adorama.com​/LCDVF32.html (external link)


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Jul 02, 2013 02:47 |  #8

The video doesn't look bad, but it might be trying to focus on the window you are shooting through. I noticed the auto focus adjust after your reflection passed across the window, like it was trying to focus on you.

Are you shooting in manual mode or auto? If manual, please let us know your settings in regards to ISO, Shutter, and Aperture. Those settings can make a difference on how you perceive the video.

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