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Old August 25th, 2009, 02:56 AM   #1
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Hi. I purchased a Z5E a few months ago. Very happy with the quality of picture, but there is one issue that I can't seem to resolve. Every time I pan (slowly), the image gets blurred and out of focus. Is there something that I am doing wrong - perhaps a wrong setting?

As a general rule of thumb, is it best to adopt the approach of not panning? Recently we took some footage of scenes in Bristol. We did a panning shot to cover various parts of the city - the same problem as described above has occured. Any advice would be much appreciated!
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Old August 25th, 2009, 03:43 AM   #2
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try turning off the automatic stabilizatoin or manual focus, or/and make sure your shutter speed isn't too slow.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 03:46 PM   #3
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Are you shooting interlaced footage and then converting it to progressive when you edit/encode it? If you convert interlace to progressive footage or vice versa, it will cause bluring on your pan shots.
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Old September 5th, 2009, 05:53 AM   #4
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Like Ron said, if the steadyshot is ON and you're panning while the camera is on a tripod, you'll get the results you mention. I'd like the default setting to be off as it has jammed me up more than once.
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Old September 6th, 2009, 03:56 PM   #5
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Hi. Thank you all for your advice. Will try it and see what happens. Thanks again.
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