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Old April 15th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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What are your Camera settings for weddings?

WHo here still shoots weddings at 60I? Have most of you switched to 24?
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Old April 15th, 2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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I like the look of 30p myself....

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Have you tried to shoot at 30P yet? I shot several weddings last year on my JVC 250 at 30fps, & the brides were very happy with the look. It's not stuttery like most 24p is, & yet it gets close to the "film look" that everyone is going to....
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Old April 15th, 2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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i think the topic was discussed few times already. Most of the members here are shooting 30fps I think. Try it too.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 03:38 AM   #4
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Not me. I'm a 'get it as clean and real as you can', man. You can do all your deinterlacing, vignetting, slowing and fiddling in post, but I'm a believer in getting 50i footage that shows Mrs Bride how good she really looked, and not how clever I was at making her twirl look stuttery.

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Old April 16th, 2009, 03:50 AM   #5
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Yep, 50i here too.

The only time I would possibly change this would be during the photo shoot if I had true overcranking available...but alas...I haven't :(
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Old April 16th, 2009, 04:31 AM   #6
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While I don't know about what the others in this forum do, I am certain the vast majority of wedding videographers everywhere are shooting 60i (50I in PAL land).

24p is not usable for my wedding work.

As has been mentioned 30p is a great alternative. I've tried out 24p and the benefits for run and gun shooting do not outweigh the stuttery look that comes with panning etc.

I'm going to try out 30p this weekend, but from the clips I've seen I'm still not convinced it is worth it. I will find out soon enough.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 05:35 AM   #7
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720/50p for me.

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Old April 16th, 2009, 06:51 AM   #8
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I shoot 720/50p with shutter of, edit with FCP on a MBP and works great.

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