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Old December 16th, 2010, 12:19 PM   #1
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Movie Settings for a Theater Show

Having no experience with this camera or any other video dslr's, (though may years with traditional video cameras), and having about zero time to get any experience, I'm looking for some pointers. Shooting a 2 hour musical on a fairly well-lit stage, (though some areas will be a bit dark and leads will be occasionally spotlighted.) The camera will be a wide-shot lockdown and un-supervised.

I'm 'assuming' that the shutter should stay at 60 as I'm shooting at 60i to match/sync with the FX-1. For auto adjusting that leaves me with arpeture and iso changes to keep the camera at a good exposure. However, there seems to be no limit on the iso in movie mode and I wouldn't want a whole show to be shot at iso 3200. And if I leave it in full auto exposure, I'm not sure if the shutter speed changes to compensate for exposure and if that will mess with the video. Newbie worries, you get the idea...

Anyway, suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 08:49 AM   #2
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You can choose between shooting Shutter or Aperture priority. You can do this from both the still modes or via Creative Movie Mode. In this case you need to select the mode via the menu P,A,S or M.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 02:07 PM   #3
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Adrian, thanks, though I figured that out already, (I think). My problem is that if I set it for either shutter or arpeture priority, it uses the iso levels to compensate for exposure. (In my video world this is called "gain"). When I have a dimly lit scene, it cranks the iso so high, the noise is really high and the picture is pretty much unacceptable. So I'm trying to find out is I can set/limit the iso when shooting video so it goes no higher than 1600. Is that possible?
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