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S95 video question

 
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Dec 02, 2010 20:33 |  #1

So I'm getting close to purchasing a s95, and have been reading the reviews.

One negative I've read is that it doesn't autofocus during video. How big of an issue is that? Is autofocus superfluous with the depth of field of a point-and-shoot sized sensor? Or does it limit filming to more pre-focus then stationary type shots?

Also, is there a time-laps effect independent of the miniature tilt shift affect?

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Jan 08, 2011 14:39 |  #2

I want to follow up on this. I can't seem to do any focusing after I start recording, nor any zooming except for digital zooming (worthless). Is there a way? Perhaps a hack in that funky CHDK?

edit: on further examination, CHDK does seem to have re-focus for the S95. I'm hoping it gets added to work with the front dial. Or zoom with the front dial. Or both. I guess I'll have to play around with it.


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Jan 09, 2011 10:57 |  #3

Autofocus is disabled on purpose by Canon in its point and shoots. The microphones will pick up the motors as they focus in and out. You'll hear it in playback.

This isn't an issue if you overdub music, of course, but if you are trying to pick up sound while you filim, you'll hear the mechanical zoom in your video. If you do the CHDK hack it will enable autofocus and zoom while you film, but you'll hear the motors working. Depending on what you're filming, that's good or bad.


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Jan 17, 2011 18:01 |  #4

I hate to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if you can also preset and lock the shutter speed before recording? If so, I'm dumping my S90.




  
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Feb 12, 2011 02:25 |  #5

brian00321 wrote in post #11661322 (external link)
I hate to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if you can also preset and lock the shutter speed before recording? If so, I'm dumping my S90.

Shutter speed? There is no shutter speed with video. Aperture, sure.


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Feb 12, 2011 05:40 |  #6

brian00321 wrote in post #11661322 (external link)
I hate to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if you can also preset and lock the shutter speed before recording? If so, I'm dumping my S90.

No, you can lock exposure (im sure the S90 did that as well) but in movie mode there is no shutter speed control.

To the OP asking about no AF during video. I find this to be a good idea. Ive had compacts that would AF during video and have many scene's where the AF has gone out because someone walked in front of the camera etc.

I shot this a while ago with my S95. A friend was standing next to me with a TZ10 shooting the same thing. The AF on his TZ10 was going crazy and almost continually hunting. The footage was terrible.

http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157625408804358/ (external link)


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Feb 23, 2011 04:04 |  #7

Is there a custom firmware or hack to enable manual focus while recording yet?


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Feb 23, 2011 04:10 |  #8

ITS ME DAVID wrote in post #11897314 (external link)
Is there a custom firmware or hack to enable manual focus while recording yet?

Yes, CHDK does this.


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Feb 23, 2011 19:36 |  #9

ok thank you..


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