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Old March 23rd, 2009, 09:00 AM   #16
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Full manual, on stedicam auto focus;
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 10:59 AM   #17
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we use the auto power shutoff in case we leave a cam on between events. go auto

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Old March 23rd, 2009, 11:54 AM   #18
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Sorry, but I would NEVER leave iris on auto. Nothing looks more amateur to me then the look of the iris opening and closing automatically as you pan across windows or other changing light sources. And any backlit shots will be ruined with auto iris.

In running around, auto focus can be useful as modern cameras tend to do very well with it. But usually, I'm on complete manual control.
I only use an auto/preset white balance. Then just color correct in post. I agree with you, auto iris is really amateur.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #19
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Full Manual on EX1, wouldnt use auto Iris on anything but will occasionally use auto focus depending on the situation.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 09:19 PM   #20
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we use the auto power shutoff in case we leave a cam on between events. go auto

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Patrick, do you use auto focus on the steadicam ? and do you keep it at 60I ?

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Old March 25th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #21
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Patrick, do you use auto focus on the steadicam ? and do you keep it at 60I ?

You guys do beautiful work, you raised the bar for a lot of videographers (I am the first one), thank you
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thanks re: the bar - though we collectively still have quite some raising to do

we shoot 24p and no auto focus. it pays to know your depth of field that your working with so you know what shots you can execute

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Old March 25th, 2009, 11:50 PM   #22
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we use the auto power shutoff in case we leave a cam on between events. go auto

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That's funny. That's the first thing I turn off on a new camera. I'm always paranoid about a camera shutting off automatically just before I need to get a shot. I'd rather run down a battery than miss a shot.
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