View Full Version : Slow Shutter Speed effect...

09-10-2009, 05:47 PM
alright... so i just got the GH1 today. i quickly noticed that 1/30 was the lowest you could take it in video mode. why wouldn't they include a simulated slow shutter mode like consumer cameras do for "night" mode or whatever? i know it usually sacrifices quality and whatever... but it would be nice. am i just missing something?

09-10-2009, 06:55 PM
You can go as slow as 1/2 shutter speed on 720 mode. In 1080 the slowest would be 1/30.

09-10-2009, 08:24 PM
i can't seem to decipher the code... can you help a brother out?

i'm on SH mode... it will not dial down lower than 1/30

camera has version 1.1

no help from the manual..

i must be an idiots....

09-10-2009, 11:59 PM
I'm guessing youre in Shutter priority (S) exposure mode thats why the shutter speed doesnt go lower than 30. Change it to Manual (M),in that mode,you can go as low as 1/2 for shutter speed

Menu>Motion Picture>Exposure mode>M

hope this helps

09-11-2009, 12:09 AM
i'm on the dial setting that has a movie camera and the letter "M" next to it.... i'm assuming that's the movie manual mode, no? or do i have to be in regular "M" mode? sorry- battery's charging, and i don't wanna interrupt. thanks for the help!

09-11-2009, 12:20 AM
The dial setting just puts the camera into movie mode. The other "M" on the dial puts the camera in full manual mode for STILLS.

So you would want to be on movie mode (M on the dial with a camera icon next to it)then go to the menu>motion picture>exposure mode then put it on "M" mode which puts the camera into full manual exposure movie mode. Then you can set your aperture,shutter speed and ISO manually

while in this mode,you can set a shutter speed lower than 1/30(up to 1/2)

09-11-2009, 02:59 AM
for slow shutter speed, you must have the firmware upgrade 1.1, and shoot in SH in manual focus...

09-11-2009, 12:32 PM
dingdingding! we have a winner! thanks JB! the manual focus thing got me :thumbup: ... btw, that's kind of weird
thanks guys...