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Old March 24th, 2006, 07:42 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Dale Paterson

When in 'Full Auto':

If the 'Auto Shutter' is 'Off' - the shutter speed is fixed to 1/60 in your case or 1/50 in the case of a PAL camera and there is no way to change this.

When in 'Manual' i.e. slider in the middle:

You can set shutter speed to whatever you want and its value will be displayed either by using 'Shutter Speed' option or 'Automatic Exposure' with 'Shutter Speed Priority'.

Same for Iris, Gain, WB, etc. etc.

A little trick that I taught myself - it is possible to fix both the aperture and shutter speed manually without using AE. Camera in 'Manual' mode, set aperture first manually and then shutter speed manually.

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Thanks, that explains it perfectly:The shutter speed is fixed at 1/60 sec (NTSC) when auto shutter is off in menu (in full auto mode).
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Old March 25th, 2006, 06:24 AM   #32
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Dale said, "A little trick that I taught myself - it is possible to fix both the aperture and shutter speed manually without using AE. Camera in 'Manual' mode, set aperture first manually and then shutter speed manually."

Just to point out that you can't do this on the VX/PD. In the manual mode you *must* select and set a shutter speed first, and only then can you choose to set an aperture (or you can leave the aperture and gain in auto of course).

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Old March 25th, 2006, 07:13 AM   #33
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Thanks Tom,

You are probably right - I think I got the order mixed up but I do know that it is possible.

You have to be careful doing this i.e. you have to monitor your zebra patterns etc. constantly and use the ND filters if necessary - I know because I managed to overexpose my VX on more than one occasion and the only way to recover was to reset the camera!!!

Works great in low light situations though.

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Old March 25th, 2006, 07:15 AM   #34
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probably right?? :-)
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Old March 25th, 2006, 10:55 AM   #35
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OK, OK - definitely right (although I will be blowing the dust off my VX tomorrow to complete a promo for Sony - my own project - and will check) :)!

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