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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:29 AM   #1
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Sony EX1 shutter speeds

Just got a EX1 and working through the settings, not as easy as the Z7 the problem is i can't seem to set the shutter at 50 can only set at 60 thats as low as it goes? I now that you can so anybody any help please
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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:52 AM   #2
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Do you have it set to a PAL friendly video format? I.E 1080/25?
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:03 AM   #3
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Yes its set to 1080 50i or any of the other Pal formats but it still only goes to 60, i was testing it yesterday and 50 and below came up but i don't seen to find tham anymore
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:10 AM   #4
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Try shutter off.
BTW check the firmware revision number. If memory serves me there was an additional shutter speed or two added with version 1.11. It was little talked about since most of us were focused on the new SDHC (Express USB) support.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:11 AM   #5
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If you turn the shutter off, it will set it at 50 with the format youre using.
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Just got a EX1 and working through the settings, not as easy as the Z7 the problem is i can't seem to set the shutter at 50 can only set at 60 thats as low as it goes? I now that you can so anybody any help please
Set it by shutter angle. If you are shooting at 25fps turning the shutter OFF is going to give ~1/25 not 1/50. A shutter angle of 180 will give 1/50 at 25fps.
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Think of the shutter as always being on, which in effect it is. When you shoot at 50i the shutter opens 50 times per second, thus is 1/50th, unless you turn the switch on, which then gives you the option to select alternate shutter speeds. No shutter at 50i = 1/50th, no need to use angle or anything else.

Certainly if you swap between interlace and progressive then setting the shutter to 180 degrees may be helpful as that will give you 1/50th at 25P.
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Certainly if you swap between interlace and progressive then setting the shutter to 180 degrees may be helpful as that will give you 1/50th at 25P.
Thanks Alister, I was thinking progressive.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 01:47 PM   #9
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Yes the shutter is set to off so it should be okay then, thanks for the advice on 25p shooting Alister, tried all formats can't see a lot of differance between them shootinh a wedding tomorrow might try 1080p looks ok to me

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I think I need to do a shutter tutorial video as it seems to confuse many people.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 04:56 AM   #11
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Another thing no lanc socket bummmer, how are you supposed to the manfrotto lanc control with this camera!
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Unfortunately there is no Lanc. You will need to get a controller that connects to the lens. Look at the socket on the front of the grip. Manfrotto do make one as do several other manufacturers. It only gives zoom control however, not focus.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 07:03 AM   #13
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I think I need to do a shutter tutorial video as it seems to confuse many people.
That would be great Alister. Personally I love your tutorials. Most helpful and extremely clear. You must have been a teacher.

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Old September 12th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #14
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Just done a wedding today, how do i get the clips into Liquid 7 what do ihave to do

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