View Full Version : What is best setting for wedding?
10-10-2008, 06:52 PM
I normally use a couple of DVX100b's. I am shooting my first wedding with my new HMC150 on Sunday! What is the best setting for wedding/reception ( a lot of dancing!). Should I shoot 720/24p at 1/48 shutter or 1/60 shutter? ...or should I shoot 720/60p?
10-10-2008, 07:26 PM
What do you set your DVX to, 60i or 24p? The motion on this camera will be the same at 60p and 24p respectively. You'll get some extra light sensitivity with lower shutter speeds at the cost of blurrier motion. It really comes down to personal preference. You probably know 60i/p is much more forgiving anytime the camera isn't stabilized, but 24p can certainly be done hand held if you know what you are doing. Be sure to try out the DRS feature if you haven't already, but be aware it is only available at 60i/p.
10-11-2008, 12:06 PM
I would shoot 24p, and likely 1/50, with cine gamma.
10-11-2008, 01:32 PM
There is no one rule.. The fact is, 24p is fine for basically anything you shoot except for fast action sports. It all depends on what your overall style is and whether the 24P will compliment that style. Experiment with various shutter and see what is the acceptable speeds for your style.. For me, I shoot 1/48 almost always and 1/24 when the light is low, but I try to avoid 1/24 since it's a bit too smeary for me.
10-12-2008, 04:48 AM
Many wedding videos I see include some slomo footage. Should I consider shooting weddings in 720 60p to give me the best option for slomo? Also, some of the example clips I've seen indicate you can crank up the gain a bit with little additional noise. If shooting 60p, should I use 1/60 and some gain?
10-12-2008, 07:16 AM
24P gives fine slowmo.. more visceral than the smooth slowmo from 60fps footage.
10-13-2008, 08:45 AM
Keep in mind that when you switch from 24p to 30p, 60p, or 60i you lose your film look and the camera looks like vanilla video.
10-13-2008, 09:25 AM
the best setting for a shoot is the best settings for THAT shoot.
it's a flavor preference.