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Old May 2nd, 2006, 08:57 AM   #1
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Perfect settings for fast paced sports!?

I recently got a contract to cover one of the biggest Paintball tournament series in Canada. I already shot a couple of tournaments in the past, but using a Sony Handycam, which didn't have any manual options.

I wanted to know which settings would be best to shoot the sharpest and best looking image possible, since I'm going to publish a DVD afterwards!! You gotta think that paintball is a really fast sport with a lot of action and markers shooting paintballs at around 300 feet per second!


So what should I look more into when I'm filming?

Would filming fast paced sport like paintball in Frame mode would be a good idea?

Should I stick with a 1/60 shutter speed or opt for a different speed to have a crisp image quality without flicker of any kind.

Any hints for the custom presets?

- Color Gain
- Color Phase
- Sharpness
- Setup Level

I'm looking for highly saturated images with a sharp and colorful look, and I won't have a lot of time to set up my camera since I'm driving there during the morning and should arrive less than 1 hour before the tournament starts.

Thanks for your time!!
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Old May 4th, 2006, 11:47 PM   #2
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Julian,

I shoot outside all the time. for what you are going to do I would probably go with the presets in the middle. Quite often i turn the red up a notch or two, but that will be decided by your environment. Now that everything is greening up You could enrich that a bit if you desired. No telling what the weather will be like on your day. hell, it was snowing here the last two days!!!
If you have lots of light you could turn the gain down. With moderate light the gl2 will make you grand footage just on automatic ( I would use TV mode myself).
Get out and shoot a bit of footage with a couple different presets, pick the one you like the most and go with it.
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