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Old May 28th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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Storm Chasing

Still new with the A1, so asking the experienced folks here for some advice...

When doing landscape stuff, I'm normally shooting in 24f with the VIVIDRGB settings. However, now that we're in the heart of storm chase season here in Oklahoma, what settings would you recommed? Quite honestly, chasing storms sounds "fast action," but in reality, it's more landscape in comparison.

I typically am setting up on a tripod, capturing different angles, focal lengths, etc. of the storm structure and, if there, the tornado. One important thing though, is that I'm often times using the "snapshot" feature when playing back the video, to use these as JPEGs (photos).

Any recommendations on settings - - - 24, 30 or 60?

Thanks in advance !!!
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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Storm chasing with the A1

I see that it has been about 8 months and no one has replied to you, so I'll ask you how the A1 is working for you for storm chasing and what settings you find work the best. I'm also interested in what accessories you use with the camera while storm chasing.

A friend of mine and I are planning a storm chasing vacation, probably spring of 2009. This is the main reason I'm looking at video cameras, and I am particularly interested in this one. I agree that a lot of storm chasing shots will be more landscapes, but we already have 12 and 16 MP DSLRs and a wide selection of lenses for landscapes. The video camera would be used almost exclusively for shots involving motion - cloud movement, lightning, tornadoes, etc. - so I am particularly interested in how the camera performs on moving subjects in general and these subjects in particular. After some shows I have seen on TV recently, I am particularly concerned about compression artifact with moving subjects.

A second use for the camera would be shooting pets at play. Most are cats and tend to move quickly, hence more concern over compression artifact.

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