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Old September 25th, 2010, 10:11 PM   #1
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Undercranking a FX1?

Hello,

I'm going to be filming some scenes involving helicopters. I want to have one shot with me right under it and have the heli above me with the blades spinning. I know that on film the blades or propellers produce odd visual effects, I want to have a 1 second film so that I can slow it down in Vegas to get the individual blades spinning, if possible.

Anyone have any ideas how this could be done?
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Old September 26th, 2010, 12:27 AM   #2
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Only in post. The FX1 neither undercranks nor overcranks (which is what you want). You could use a very high shutter speed to reduce blur and make the blades more distinct.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 01:26 PM   #3
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But remember that the FX1 moves into CCD smear territory with shutter speeds higher than about 1/500th sec. I'd shoot at 1/50th and give your NLE more info to work with if you plan to slo-mo in post.
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