what is causing choppiness of video in compact cameras?

Started Sep 22, 2013 | Questions thread
Draek Senior Member • Posts: 2,028
Re: what is causing choppiness of video in compact cameras?

Fast shutter speed, most likely -- most people who aren't videographers don't bother screwing ND filters in front of the lens to follow the 180 degree rule in daylight, and even in cameras with 60fps recording (most do only 30), with a 1/500 shutter speed there's a lot of information that's not making it to the camera sensor.

Personally it doesn't bother me much, but some people are particularly sensitive for it and that's why the 180 degree shutter rule was first devised -- use half the reciprocal of the framerate (ie, 1/60 for 30fps) as your shutter speed, adjust brightness with ISO, aperture and ND filters as necessary.

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