View Full Version : Newbie question re: Canon HV20

04-03-2007, 05:52 PM
I'm intrigued by all I've been reading about the Canon HV20. but before I order one, I have some questions about it's manual shutter speed.

1. If I wanted to take time-lapse of say, a flower opening, would it be as easy
as setting a very slow shutter speed while recording, then playback at
normal speed?

2. And vice versa, If I wanted to create a slow motion video of my someone
running, would it be as simple as setting a very fast shutter speed, then
playback at normal?

Or am I oversimplifying the process - and to do thse things would instead require transferring the video to my already overloaded pc and then buying and learning video editing software (which from what I think from a lot of lurking) would require a lot new technical learning to use properly.

05-11-2007, 01:26 PM
unfortunately it is not as easy as you think. the shutter speed only controls how long the shutter is open for, not how long the camera records. if you're shooting 24p or 30p, it's always going to be shooting that speed. if you want to shoot timelapse, you basically would have to either shoot interval mode (i don't know if the hv20 supports this) or let it record for an hour or so, then speed it up in post.

similarly, to get slow motion you would have to slow it down in post. Both of these can be done fairly easily with most video editing programs.

05-13-2007, 10:56 AM
easiest way is probably hooking the cam up to a laptop running dvrack