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Old December 15th, 2004, 10:39 PM   #1
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Messing w/ shutter speed

I shoot on a VX2000 and I love the look of my video when I take my shutter speed down from 1/60 to 1/30...It gives the video a little more blur during motion and as a bonus, increases the low light capibility of my camera. However I'm afraid I might be sacrificing picture quality by doing this. Anyone using this method???
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Old December 16th, 2004, 04:13 AM   #2
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Yes you might very well be sacrificing at least some resolution.

Also it might blur things a bit too much? Ie, the footage is not
sharp enough? But if it works for your eyes and your clients then
I'd say it is good enough...
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Old December 16th, 2004, 05:56 AM   #3
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From what I have read, with the camera you are using, amd other sony models, the resolution is cut by 50% when shooting in 60i at 1/30 compared to 1/60.
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Old December 16th, 2004, 06:44 AM   #4
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Be careful if you are shooting under florescent lighting and using a shutter speed other than 60 (US 60Hz lights). I recently shot inside a mobile trailer with a shutter speed of 100 and the lights caused an effect like the white balance was constantly changing.

Setting the shutter speed back to 60 solved the problem.
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