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Old October 15th, 2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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Any problems shooting at 1/60 shutter speed.

I have shot two weddings so far and on each my settings were aperture 2.8 and 1/60sec for shutter speed. I used Canon GL2. I'm not too crazy about the quality. Some of the clips looked pixilated. I just don't know how to describe it. I'm wondering if it has to do with 1/60 shutter speed. So my question to you experts is this. Is 1/60 too slow? I wish I know how to upload video.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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I used GL2's for filming weddings for years, and I would go as low as 1/30 if the light was bad. I didn't have any problems with pixelization.

However, I did have one GL2 that displayed some pixelization issues shortly after the warranty expired (of course). It wasn't a big deal, since I always used that camera for a wide-angle shot, and the pixelization was always worse when zoomed. So I never got it fixed.

I think it was an issue with the camera's chip or internal software, so maybe that's what you've run into. I tried to contact Canon once about it, but the lady kept talking about still camera stuff and couldn't seem to get it through her head that I was using a videocamera.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 04:06 PM   #3
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when i was shooting with a GL2 1/60th was my ideal shutter speed. Sometimes i had to crank it down to 1/30th to avoid bumping up the gain. You sure that your gain isn't up?
I know stupid question, but my first wedding i filmed i didn't check out the gain and it ended up looking really bad.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I'm glad to know that 1/60 shouldn't be an issue. I might have other issues going on. By the way gain was set at 12. I never go over 12.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 09:08 AM   #5
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1/60 is a recommended shutter speed for general purposes for most of our prosumer and low end pro cams.
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