View Full Version : Slowmo and shutter settings

12-10-2008, 04:18 AM
I've had a DVX and now an HMC150, but I've never touched the shutter settings. I typically shoot in 24p. Every now and then I shoot 60p and drop on 24 timeline to get smooth slowmo. I saw some nice slowmo done this way, but using 1/1000 shutter speed. The image looked really crisp. Is that the way to go? Seems like if you'll need more light, but the motion would be less blurry.

Any other reasons to adjust shutter speed?



12-10-2008, 07:02 AM
I do that all the time. shoot with the fastest shutter possible to add a crispness to the video and eliminate motion blurr.. this didnt' really ever look good in DV, but in HD.. it's awesome. Try to have atleast a 1/60 or 1/100 at a minimum and then dial up accordingly till you get a mud image and then lower the shutter..

Another reason to use the shutter is if you want to stop down the lens and make thins a bit darker... and for a desired effect. You have a lot more options since you moved to the HVX. Don't also forget to adjust your scene settings.. they have a lot to do with what you end up with.

impressive creations
12-11-2008, 04:26 PM
Hey Justyn,

Yeah.. What do you mean by "dial it up till you get mud"?

I love my HMC also.. Thing is sweet..


impressive creations
12-15-2008, 04:20 PM