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Old December 22nd, 2004, 12:07 PM   #1
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Anyway to do snap zooms?

I've tried by speeding up the zoom speed, but even the fastest isn't fast enough :( Anyway to trick it into going faster?
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 12:32 PM   #2
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Either the 14x (older model) or the 16x (not the white16x) manual lens will give you blast zoom ability. There's a really awful cooking show called "red hot and ready" that uses this technique and it is the pinnacle of unviewable content. But, for a music video or similar requirement it would work well.
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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The manual lens idea is much better, but you could consider just zooming normally, then speeding up the footage in post. It's a cheap and easy solution, although the quality won't be the best.
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 08:15 PM   #4
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Aren't servo lenses fun? The problem with speeding up the zoom is that the content will speed up as well, although this would only take just a second or two depending on how fast you want the zoom. A manual lens is definitely the way to go.
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