NEX-5 Video - crazy shutter speeds.

Started Jan 29, 2011 | Discussions thread
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GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 8,277
Re: NEX-5 Video - crazy shutter speeds.

GodSpeaks wrote:

GaryW wrote:

I thought it was the other way--set aperture, and that setting is preserved in video mode. So you couldn't directly change the shutter, but you can effectively force it to be slower when using a wider aperture. Besides, I would think many would like to set aperture for aesthetic reasons.

The one thing you do not want in video, is a fast shutter speed. That leads to jerky motion... ie: non fluid. So it is best when shooting video to control the shutter speed.

So, does the Nex allow you to set the shutter directly in video mode? If so, that's the first I've heard of that.

You can also control the aperture, and that is easiest to do using a legacy lens where you can manually set the aperture. You would then use ND filters to bring the exposure down to where you wanted it (assuming plenty of light).

But that process is obviously not for casual shooting.

Oh, and turn OFF AF. Focus hunting in HD really looks horrible.

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