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ronin99
03-03-2015, 05:39 PM
Hello,

Would greatly appreciate help with this.

I have some out of focus footage that I shot on a DSLR, I set the frame,
zoomed in, focused, zoomed out, re-set the frame, then recorded.

To my horror, when I looked at the footage on my computer afterwards,
my subject is pretty soft. I can't understand why this happened, it must
have unfocussed on the way out (it was my first time using the camera but
camera and lens were set to manual focus)?

I wonder if there are any 3rd party plug ins that could help with this?

I'm going to need something stronger than the built in sharpening tools in most NLEs.

Paul F
03-03-2015, 05:43 PM
I set the frame, zoomed in, focused, zoomed out, re-set the frame, then recorded.

That technique only works on certain lenses, in particular, parfocal lenses. Tell us what lens and camera you used and then people can tell you if it should have worked or not.

ronin99
03-03-2015, 06:33 PM
Pretty sure, you're correct.
Nikon D7100

AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm

ReelWorksMedia
03-03-2015, 06:51 PM
Best thing on this one....lesson learned and catch it the next time.