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Old May 25th, 2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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i know that the desired filmic look has had its share of threads on this post, but i have yet to find a gathering of information pertaining to the filmic look applied to sports. i will be shooting lots of sports footage this summer with my GL2 (which i am new to), mainly surfing, and was wondering if anyone with experience has any suggestions on which settings would provide the best filmic look for sports shots. i did read that frame mode was not fit for sports because it was too slow, but like i said i am new to the GL2. so any advice on these topics would be much appreciated, also if anyone has any tips for successful frame/movie mode settings i wouldnt mind playing with them. thank you, everett.
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Old May 25th, 2005, 01:25 PM   #2
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Disable image stabilsation.
Increase Shutter speed.
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Old May 27th, 2005, 08:10 PM   #3
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i did read that frame mode was not fit for sports because it was too slow...
If true what really is FRAME mode, I mean what rate does it shoot at?I thought FRAME mode was 30f/s. Which means faster than the usual 29.97f/s, right?
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Old May 27th, 2005, 11:13 PM   #4
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Frame mode usually means "psuedo-progressive". However, on most cameras it is blending fields, and with fast motion, the blending will cause artifacts that won't look very good. Shoot interlaced with a higher shutter speed.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 04:03 PM   #5
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why turn off the stabilisor?
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Old July 8th, 2005, 12:24 AM   #6
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Turning it off seems to reduce viberation in the picture, while it is on the tripod. I have also noticed when moving the camera while following a football player, the camera tries to steady the image while moving the camera, yet is causes problems with the video.
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Old August 17th, 2005, 01:36 PM   #7
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What shutter speed would you recommend? I've heard that if you go too high it will look stroboscopic. I'm also going to be shooting a lot of football and soccer this fall.
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Maybe 1/100 or 1/120, which is exactly half of the normal shutter speed?
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Old March 7th, 2007, 08:58 AM   #9
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yes & no. It also depends on lighting conditions. If it is at night I would say yes (1/120), but you way have to jack the gain way up to 18dB. If during sunlight hours you may have to go as high as 1/320 and in that case it's not really a problem.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 12:09 PM   #10
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Try it with and without stabilization. On some cameras the stabilization is well damped and will still work well. On others it runs ahead, stabilizes, runs ahead, stabilizes... and makes the picture more jerky than with it off. Not sure on the GL2.
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