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Old September 4th, 2010, 05:51 AM   #1
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Slowmotion with the Z5

Here an example of slowmotion with the Z5

YouTube - 10. Butch Cassidy Cup Karlsruhe, Zeitlupeaufnahmen; Slowmotion

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Old September 5th, 2010, 11:25 AM   #2
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Nice! What settings were used? Thanks.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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Hi Bill,
I used the 3 sec. shot. Exposure in the middle. You need a lot of experience to have a good shot while you don't know where the movement is ending.

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Old September 5th, 2010, 11:50 AM   #4
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Hi Bill,
You need a lot of experience to have a good shot while you don't know where the movement is ending.
What was your frame rate? Shutter speed?

Yes, I have struggled with this, so for what I lack in experience I make up by taking a large number of SMTH SLW REC shots and hoping some of them manage to capture some good action. I've also been using the Twixtor Pro plug-in in After Effects to get a smoother, more controlled final product. But it is still a struggle.
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Hi Bill,
I used 50i and the exposure is 1/215 sec. That means also you need a lot of light.
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Old January 11th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #6
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What's interesting is that watching that film there's no indication whatsoever that the maximum length of each take is just 3 seconds - it all cuts together beautifully.

The slo-mo also allows me to use much longer focal lengths that I'd normally use for such hand-held work, so (for instance) you could blur the background as you track around one of the frisbee players. Even if your walking isn't particularly smooth, the 4x slowing down effect will smooth out any lumps and bumps.

I've never bothered with the 6 and 12 second takes as the quality hit is just too great - but for replay on the camera's top screen it sure is a wow with the athletic talent.

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