Low light video quality and the importance of shutter speed.

Started Jul 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Lawrencew Veteran Member • Posts: 4,478
Re: be aware of DoF

Mattoid wrote:

The aperture should be pretty much as wide as it can go. Aside from increased contrast in certain fast lenses you wont see any benefit from stopping down as the video resolution isn't enough to resolve any extra sharpness.

Though DoF needs to be taken into consideration - People will often confuse lack of "sharpness" with plain old "out of focus".
If the aperture is wide open to compensate for low light - and that is good advice - just be aware that far less of the background is going to be in focus when using a large sensor camera like the EOS-M because of the short DoF. (using a wide angle lens can help to address this)

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