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Old March 23rd, 2010, 05:49 AM   #1
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Slow Motion on PMW-350

I am shooting a project with a PMW-350 where I need to do a fair amount of slomo shooting. I'd like to shoot the project at 1080 30p but because it is inconvenient to switch back to 720 30p everytime I want to overcrank to 60fps (the PMW-350 only does 30fps in 1080), I may consider shooting the project at 720 all together. Even at 720, I still have to go the menu and switch on or off the S&Q mode, I wish the PMW-350 would offer the option to assign one of its function switch to turn on/off S&Q similar to the EX1r S&Q switch. Now, if I film at 720 60p and not worry to activate S&Q and slow down the footage in post, will I get the same slomo quality than filming at 720 30p and overcrank to 60p?

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Old March 23rd, 2010, 06:15 AM   #2
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Thierry you will get better results shooting overcranked S&Q 720 30p/60p then 720 60p and doing it in post. I did a day of testing this to prove the same thing to myself. Would be nice if you could assign one of the function switches like the EX1r.

If you shot with your F800 would you overcrank 1080p 30p/60p?
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 07:48 AM   #3
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Yes, the F800 lets you overcrank to 60fps at 1080 (with a slight loss of resolution), not the PMW-350.

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Old March 23rd, 2010, 07:55 AM   #4
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Yes understand Thierry,

I guess I worded my question wrong but this is a EX forum so I will post in the F800 area.
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 07:56 AM   #5
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This is very disapointing to me - I read somewhere that it was very easy to use and it would even switch to 720-60P overcrank when shooting in 1080-25P. I thougt this was much easier to use than on the EX 3 - now I have set the PMW-350 onto hold until further.
I really thougt this could be set to an assignable switch - go into a menu to switch is to slow in real life..
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 09:23 AM   #6
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I guess this should be a fairly easy feature to add in a firmware update.

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Old March 23rd, 2010, 10:42 AM   #7
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Agree this will be an easy one for Sony to fix with firmware. And if you don't want to use #2 for this function it is not a problem.
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