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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


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Old October 24th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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I am going to Vegas to shoot my buddys funny car the end of this month. I will use my xha1. I normally shoot almost everything in24P and 1/48th of a second. Will this be suitable for something that fast paced? I like the look I have been getting but should I shoot a higher shutter speed for a more intense feel? What about slow motion, would a higher shutter speed be better? Picket fencing, I know they shoot film at 24fps but I dont see the picket fencing in a movie like I get. I hate to say it but what about 60i or 30P Any thoughts? Thanks TAG
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Old October 24th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #2
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Hi, I just bought a used XH A1 and only have made 2 min of video with it so far, so not up on everything to set it at.

but I will say 60i is the setting to use. I have a HV 20 and have done some road racing and knew to not use the 24P setting and used 60i.


maybe others will say more and I will also read what they say.

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Old October 24th, 2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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i shoot a lot of automotive events (shows/races/etc)

i too normally use 60i
your going to want a faster shutter speed if your filming races.

you can even do a test. try filming cars on the highway or street doing 40+ at 24 vs 60
you can see a difference on the look.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #4
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I shoot for a local track in central Maine and I always use 60i, even when the light's low it just works best.

I'll shoot with the shutter as fast as 1/500, but I like 1/250 best. Fast shutters and 60i will give you a good source for slow motion. I've done slow motion on quite a few clips and I'm pleased with the results.

You can see for yourself here: Oxford Plains Speedway Channel on Vimeo The best examples of what you're looking for will be in the eye candy section at the end of most of the pieces.
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