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Old January 29th, 2009, 11:58 AM   #16
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It is. Every time the camera moves due to bumps, you get motion blur.
Increase the shutter speed to 1/120 or 1/250 or 1/500 to reduce blur.

Since the main subject is static, there shouldn't be a heigtened motion feeling.

Use stabilization software.

If the outside motion doesn't look right or you want to add an emotional effect, slow down the footage. (So you would have shot 60i or 60p and slowed it down to 24p, if you are shooting 24p, or whatever method you want.) If you slow down the footage 2.5 times you only need a 4 sec. shot.

You should get a vaguely unreal look to the person sitting, adding to the emotional impact, but the outside motion will look normal.

I would suggest to handhold the camera or use a Merlin.

When all else fails go see a modern action movie or TV show and see how much shake, bump and bounce is put in on purpose.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #17
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Increase the shutter speed to 1/120 or 1/250 or 1/500 to reduce blur.

Since the main subject is static, there shouldn't be a heigtened motion feeling.

Use stabilization software.

If the outside motion doesn't look right or you want to add an emotional effect, slow down the footage. (So you would have shot 60i or 60p and slowed it down to 24p, if you are shooting 24p, or whatever method you want.) If you slow down the footage 2.5 times you only need a 4 sec. shot.

You should get a vaguely unreal look to the person sitting, adding to the emotional impact, but the outside motion will look normal.

I would suggest to handhold the camera or use a Merlin.

When all else fails go see a modern action movie or TV show and see how much shake, bump and bounce is put in on purpose.
Thanks Jack, this is all extremely useful advice.


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