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Old January 18th, 2005, 09:05 AM   #1
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Best settings for slo-mo?

Hey everyone,
I shoot a lot of sports highlights that requires occasional slow motion. Using Vegas 5, I get more motion blur than I want. What settings on an XL1S would optimize slo-mo?
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Old January 18th, 2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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Most people shoot in interlaced and a higher shutter speed is
probably better to create less motion blur.
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Old January 18th, 2005, 09:32 AM   #3
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I am shooting 60i and have experimented with higher shutter speeds. How high of shutter speeds are we talking?
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Old January 18th, 2005, 09:41 AM   #4
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The more the less blur. Some experimentation might be in order
since you are slowing it down. It will also depends on the type
of thing you are shooting and how fast stuff is moving for example.

There is not a good setting, just do some tests with different
shutter speeds and see how the end results looks when slowed
down!
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Old January 18th, 2005, 09:54 AM   #5
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""It will also depends on the type
of thing you are shooting and how fast stuff is moving for example.""
Basketball and football mainly. I have tried up to (I think) 250 but then I have to start boosting the gain and I was afraid it might start getting too grainy. I suppose I should arrive at the next game early enough to shoot the warm-ups and really experiment.
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Old January 18th, 2005, 09:57 AM   #6
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That's the disadvantage indeed, light loss. But if possible you
could open the iris futher to allow more light in? Sounds like you
are usually in bright daylight, so that should help a lot...
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Old January 18th, 2005, 10:29 AM   #7
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""That's the disadvantage indeed, light loss. But if possible you
could open the iris futher to allow more light in?""

It is opened all the way. I try to follow Don Berube's suggestion (gain at -3, open iris as much as possible even if you have to use the ND filter (to get a more shallow DOF))

""Sounds like you
are usually in bright daylight, so that should help a lot...""

Just the opposite Rob, the basketball games are shot in a big gymnasium with those big vapor lights and (high school) football is almost always at night.
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Old January 18th, 2005, 10:34 AM   #8
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Sorry to hear. Good luck then. Oh, 0 db or even +3 db should get
you results that are still usable, try it out.
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Old January 18th, 2005, 11:05 AM   #9
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I have gone as high as 0 db...I'll try +3.
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