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Old January 22nd, 2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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What's the best shutter speed for taping dancing?

Hi Folks!

I'm making a music video on an infinite white background. Since there's lot's of fast dancing, was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the best shutter speed to use?

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Camera - Sony HVR HD1000U (single CMOS camera)

Lots (& lots!) of lights.

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Old January 22nd, 2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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Just use the cam's default of 1/60.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 09:44 AM   #3
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1/60, unless you want the disco look - then crank it up (and get more lights).
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 07:53 PM   #4
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Yup, 1/60 UNLESS you are looking for the strobing effect that comes with higher shutter speeds (think of the look of the tight follow cam in world championship swimming events).
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Old January 24th, 2010, 02:34 AM   #5
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I'm actually just finishing up an edit on a dance show right now. If you're shooting 30p or 60i I'd use 1/60th. If shooting 24p I use 1/48th. Either of these shutter speeds give a pleasant amount of motion blur and avoids unnatural looking strobing and judder.

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Old January 24th, 2010, 01:35 PM   #6
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He's using the HD1000U, so his only option is 60i.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 02:56 PM   #7
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Sorry, missed that little bit. Then 1/60th would be my choice.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone!

Looks like 1/60 it is!
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