Rolling Shutter VS FPS confusion

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Lee Jay Forum Pro • Posts: 56,249
Re: Rolling Shutter VS FPS confusion

Currantos wrote:

So I am a little confused.

Silent shooting/electronic shutter is supposed to have worse/worst rolling shutter effect than mechanical. So the recommendation is to avoid it for fast moving objects.

For fast moving objects the recommendation is to use highest possible FPS to catch that best moment in an action sequence. Electronic shutter allows for higher FPS so one would switch to that.

? Conflict?

No.  Both are correct.

So which is it? Avoid it due to rolling shutter or use it to get the FPS?

Rolling shutter can cause skewed parts in the image when those parts are moving across the frame.

Missing the right moment can make the shot useless.

Advice on shooting athletes or a dance performance on stage? I want high FPS but I don't want rolling shutter.

Then use a flash-dominated exposure (but without risk to the performers, so you have to be careful here) or a fast mechanical shutter (unless you have a global electronic shutter).

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