Rolling Shutter VS FPS confusion

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Chris R-UK Forum Pro • Posts: 20,786
Re: Rolling Shutter VS FPS confusion

Currantos wrote:

dancers need to be caught at the peak of the jump so high FPS is absolutely necessary, timing is very difficult. A microsecond before or after and they come out of a pose and both arms and legs are now "out of place" and scattered in space rather than "tucked in" so to speak. In dance there are tons and tons of "decisive moments' that often last less than a second easily, with smaller jumps and movements they can be just a flicker, not even a full "run jump suspend in air land" type sequence. Just a hop or skip out of nowhere can be all they give you.

I definitely missed tons and tons of shots and need faster shutter.

Hopefully will experiment one day and see, for now I don't have access to electronic shutter, just in the planning stages.

Do you need to pan significantly during a burst?  If you don't, then an rolling shutter shouldn't be a problem.

Do you need continuous focus or can you prefocus?  If you can , then like may enable you to use the Pre-Capture facility that many cameras have.  That would enable you shoot at 50-60 fps and to start shooting whenever you think a jump is about to happen.

Are you looking to record an entire performance or just looking for outstanding shots?  If the latter, then you can shoot a burst whenever a jump looks likely and just accept a low hit rate.

I think that the Sony A9 is probably the camera with the lowest rolling shutter effect at the present time.

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