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Dec 09, 2009 12:07 |  #1

Playing around with the T1i and discovered that my 70-200mm L seems heavier than the camer itself! haha. When I was using the focus ring, I got bad camera shake at the 200mm end. I was using a tripod. Anyone having similar difficulties with any video on DSLRs and zoom lenses? Anything I can do to help limit the shake? I know I can go into After Effects and use track motion to limit it, but I'd rather stay out of programs I didn't pay for ;)




  
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Dec 09, 2009 12:25 |  #2

Iamcuddles wrote in post #9164950 (external link)
Playing around with the T1i and discovered that my 70-200mm L seems heavier than the camer itself! haha. When I was using the focus ring, I got bad camera shake at the 200mm end. I was using a tripod. Anyone having similar difficulties with any video on DSLRs and zoom lenses? Anything I can do to help limit the shake? I know I can go into After Effects and use track motion to limit it, but I'd rather stay out of programs I didn't pay for ;)

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Dec 09, 2009 12:29 |  #3

What type of pan head are you using? Shooting smooth video is much easier with a fluid head or a type the actually creates some resistance against you. Sounds counter-intuitive but it's true.

One problem being reported with IS is that the body picks up the sound of the IS motor humming.


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Dec 09, 2009 12:29 |  #4

I thought that the new iMovie was able to remove camera shake somehow.


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Dec 09, 2009 12:35 |  #5

Erik_L wrote in post #9165074 (external link)
I thought that the new iMovie was able to remove camera shake somehow.

Based on my limited usage of it, I think it tracks objects through frames and crops out as much of the frames as is necessary to keep the desired object in a fixed position. The downside is it is discarding image data and lowering image quality. It'll correct mild camera shake with minimal impact, but substantial camera shake means it would have to crop a lot of frame out.


  
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Dec 09, 2009 12:37 |  #6

If you mount via the tripod ring on the lens, you will have less shake. Plus, you can't handhold a telephoto with a VDSLR for long periods of time and expect a quality shot. Most of us who shoot video either use tripods or monopods to help with stabilization. IS is a 100% must have on telephotos for video. HUGE difference.

I mount via the camera mounted tripod plate and have no shake, but I use IS ;).

Trying to eliminate CMOS camera shake is a pain in post.


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Dec 09, 2009 13:13 |  #7

I have borrowed 70-200 f/2.8 IS w/ 1.4x extender for several shots, ~20hrs or so, and at the end of the zoom, It's pretty critical to get a steady shot.

W/o the IS, I have to set the pan and tilt pretty tight to prevent shakiness. I have trained several ppl to shoot w/ me and it's something you ahve to get used to and know hwo to work the tripod and setup. All the 70-200mm f/2.8 we have are non-IS.

If I were to choose which IS or non-IS to shoot w/, the IS will be the winner.


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Dec 09, 2009 13:15 |  #8

Crappy. I've got no zoom IS lenses. I have a 80 dollar tripod, so I dont think I can swap heads on it. Here is a link, you should be able to tell the shot Im talking about.

http://vimeo.com/80683​30 (external link)




  
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Dec 09, 2009 13:25 |  #9

Especially with zoom lenses, the form factor of DSLRs are not conducive to handheld motion video shooting. Lens IS will help, but you really want to get some type of shoulder support system to take out the wobble in your handling. Using your shoulder as a point of contact will help an infinite amount. Try looking at Bush Hawk shoulder mounts or supports made for prosumer video cameras.

Also, you actually want to turn the lens IS to OFF when on a tripod. The IS will try to compensate for your pan/tilt, making them the video jumpy when you do so.




  
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