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Old March 4th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #1
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Shot Transition not so soft

Is there a way to make the transition smoother?

For instance when either zooming in or out, I have the Transition Curve set to Soft Trans, Time/Speed set to Time, the Trans Time set to 6, Speed set to 10.

The zoom starts out slow, gets to a certain point and then there is an abrupt acceleration, gets to another point, then an abrupt deceleration.

It doesn’t seem to matter what speed/time is set. I was wondering whether the transition curve could be changed, unless you guys know of anything else.

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Old March 5th, 2008, 06:01 AM   #2
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Have you tried slowing down the zoom settings in the main camera menu for both Low and High?
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Old March 5th, 2008, 03:57 PM   #3
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I noticed this too. There seem to be sweet spots for shot transition. Some combinations of speed and zoom are very smooth, others are clunky.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #4
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I never noticed this with the FX1.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:16 PM   #5
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I also notice this and have not found a smooth one yet,
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 09:26 AM   #6
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Same thing happened with me. Only I tried a focus transition. Choppy as ever. This really sucks
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 04:09 PM   #7
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I agree - completely worthless - not smooth at all especially the zoom.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 01:56 PM   #8
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I agree - completely worthless - not smooth at all especially the zoom.
I also agree, the zoom is significantly more noticeable whether set to speed or time. Another firmware recommendation!
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Old March 27th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #9
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With my EX shot transition with zooming is ok - not perfect but ok. But the "transition" with focus works much too fast: not even a part of a second and it's done (just 2-3 frames). Is this normal? I thought I could get smooth focus transitions?
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Old March 27th, 2008, 05:50 AM   #10
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With my EX shot transition with zooming is ok - not perfect but ok. But the "transition" with focus works much too fast: not even a part of a second and it's done (just 2-3 frames). Is this normal? I thought I could get smooth focus transitions?
Have you set the transition to 'time' not 'speed'? 'Speed' is designed for the transitions using the zoom and 'time' is mainly designed for focus transitions.

If this is not the reason then it seems that there may be a varying number of problems with this setting for different cameras again, hopefully not!
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Old March 28th, 2008, 04:53 AM   #11
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Thank you, Steve!
Problem solved :-)
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