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Old January 25th, 2010, 10:54 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Malcolm Hamilton View Post
I'm going through my settings now, and here's what I don't understand (I'm probably mixing up two different things): in Shutter menu, I can go much higher than 1/60. I can go up to 1/2000.
Wouldn't that be the best for a slo-mo shot?
Regards, Malcolm
think of it like a still camera... if you shoot at a shutter speed of 1/2000 of a second, you would do that to catch a fast moving object clearly, or you may use such a high shutter speed to control your exposure under extremely bright circumstances to get in the sweet spot of your lens. that's shutter speed.

if you shoot at a rate of 24p or 30p... but you set the slow motion setting in "slow and quick motion" to 60. when you play back the footage recorded at 24/30p the image will play at half the speed or slower. 60fps/24p or 60fps/30p. that's slow and quick motion or frame rate converting.

sorry i am sure someone else can probably state this more simply but i think that's the gist of it.

hope it helps

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Old January 25th, 2010, 12:40 PM   #17
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i remembered this from some years ago, free from istock

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Old January 25th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #18
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Olof and Greg - - thank you. I finally understand.
And Tito, I appreciate the link... I'd checked out some stocks like this, but I have to shoot Canadian coins, so I'm going to have to get the footage myself.
Cheers everyone, Malcolm
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