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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:09 PM   #1
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Question about Shutter speed

For those that frequently set the XHA1 to a shutter speed of 30 (shooting 60I) because of low light enviroments, have you noticed any problems such as trails? I have an event to film which will have low lighting. I want to keep the shutter at 30 for the extra light. I posted a similar thread in the past and someone said that trailing may be an issuie. I dont have much time to experiment before the event, and I just wanted to get some thoughts from others. I just want to make sure that when I go to edit, that I dont get some unexpected result. The event is a wedding.

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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:38 PM   #2
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Hi Kevin,

I always set my shutter speed at 30 when I film for interviews at night The reason is that I don't move the camera, however you will see some trailing if you pan.


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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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Thats what I was told before, but I have yet to see trails. I'm wondering if the lcd is not showing the trails but they will be there when I edit. Do you notice the trailing live in the lcd screen or only when you edit?
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Old October 29th, 2009, 05:12 PM   #4
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Hi Kevin, try Randy's low light preset PFVISION it's very good. Take care putting the numbers in, don't go below 60 speed.

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/xh-serie...-included.html

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Old October 30th, 2009, 01:57 PM   #5
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Hi Kevin,

I do see them in the LCD as I am filming.


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Old October 30th, 2009, 02:35 PM   #6
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Matthew:

I have experimenteed with this over the last few days but could not duplicate a ghosting problem wehn filming 60I and the shutter at 30. I have an event next week and I will need as much light as possible. I torn between using the 30 or not.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 06:21 PM   #7
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Hi Kevin,

I also do some filming in the low light specially for school playes and concerts.
For those occasions I always use the PFVISION preset, set the Gain to either 3 or 6 and open my Iris all the way. To be honest with you wihen I have to pan the camera I set the shutter speed to 60 so I don't get any ghostings.
In post I do the color corrections and exposure and the rest.

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