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How to setup 5dMKIII for video?

 
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Jul 26, 2013 09:42 |  #1

I KNOW the answer to this must be somewhere, but I can't seem to find it. Sorry.

I haven't used my DSLR for movies in a LONG time. I've forgotten where to start!
That is, aperture, shutter, or manual mode? I seem to think it was manual mode...but what is the desirable shutter speed to start with? Other guidelines to help me get back into this?
Just a short answer to get me started is all I need!

Or....does anyone have a good resource that goes over the starting points. I can't seem to find anything appropriate on YouTube, etc.

(I also posted this in the video section, but so far...no response. I have much more "success" posting here...sorry for the duplication, but I have a bit of a time constraint!)

Thanks.


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Jul 26, 2013 09:45 |  #2

Have a look at this guide, it is quite thorough:

http://nofilmschool.co​m/dslr/ (external link)


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Jul 26, 2013 11:40 |  #3

joeblack2022 wrote in post #16155443 (external link)
Have a look at this guide, it is quite thorough:

http://nofilmschool.co​m/dslr/ (external link)

Thanks. I went over it quickly and will save it for future reference.
But, it's much more than I need right now.
Just looking for the literal "staring point." AE, TV, Manual, preferred shutter speed.


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Jul 26, 2013 11:43 |  #4

For video; use the following as a baseline:

Manual ONLY.
Set your preferences for your filming rate int eh video functions of your menu.

Framerate and Shutter Speed:
24 fps: 1/50th
30 fps: 1/60th
60 fps: 1/120th

Whatever your filming frame rate is, you want your shutter speed to be AT LEAST double.


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Jul 26, 2013 11:45 |  #5

TheAnt wrote in post #16155731 (external link)
For video; use the following as a baseline:

Manual ONLY.
Set your preferences for your filming rate int eh video functions of your menu.

Framerate and Shutter Speed:
24 fps: 1/50th
30 fps: 1/60th
60 fps: 1/120th

Whatever your filming frame rate is, you want your shutter speed to be AT LEAST double.

Thanks! Perfect! I appreciate it.
And, I'm assuming you recommend shooting in Manual mode?


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Jul 26, 2013 11:52 |  #6

Yes. Never shoot in TV or AV. It'll screw up everything because it'll be always adjusting things it shouldn't adjust.


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Jul 26, 2013 12:25 |  #7

Thanks! You've given me exactly what I was looking for.
MUCH appreciated!


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Jul 27, 2013 05:03 |  #8

TheAnt wrote in post #16155759 (external link)
Yes. Never shoot in TV or AV. It'll screw up everything because it'll be always adjusting things it shouldn't adjust.

I have one of my Custom Settings for video - manual exposure, 25fps, 1/60, f11, auto ISO. That's my starting parameters that I know will work for just about anything.


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Jul 27, 2013 05:37 |  #9

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

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=dZJ2_7X4BT0 (external link) how to use


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Jul 28, 2013 08:11 |  #10

I spoke to a Guy at Canon CPS he was one of their video experts.
He confirmed ISO 160 was the sensors sweet spot, but also conceded that other than in a studio environment, where one can adjust the lighting to keep it at ISO 160 - then to go with Auto ISO.
He also said to set it for us in the UK at 1/50 i.e. double the 24p frame rate.
And he said definitely keep it at F8 as that was THE best for video. [no idea why and for all Canon L lenses???]
SO for me its:-
Frame Rate 24p
Resolution 1920x 1080p,
SS 1/50
Aperture F8
ISO Auto or in Studio 160

As I have only had it days I really wish I had asked him what setting for White Balance I have had it on Auto and sometimes people come out Orange to yellow. I think maybe I left a light on inside!
SO any tips on that one much appreciated.
Maybe if I set it in those circumstances to the light buld it waould all become fine!  ???


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