Es­sen­tial set­tings

Here are some tried and tested set­tings for suc­cess­ful video shoot­ing

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■ Man­ual mode for both ex­po­sure and fo­cus (the ex­cep­tion to this is hand­held sub­jec­tive cam­era shoot­ing in busy, light-chang­ing sit­u­a­tions, such as walk­ing through rooms). ■ Video set­tings de­pend to some ex­tent on what the end use is, but for high­est qual­ity shoot 1920x1080 at 30 fps. ■ Un­less you’re us­ing a wide-an­gle lens at a small aper­ture, al­ways mea­sure the fo­cus, and don’t rely on your eye’s judg­ment. Shal­low-fo­cus film­ing with a wide aper­ture is a video favourite, but both the viewfinder and LCD screen are too small for fo­cus­ing ac­cu­rately by eye. Ideally, use the Live View zoom to set the fo­cus be­fore film­ing. ■ Pic­ture Con­trols should be Stan­dard or Neu­tral, with con­trast at min­i­mum, sharp­ness ei­ther off or low, and sat­u­ra­tion low. Shoot flat, and ad­just con­trast and sat­u­ra­tion in post. ■ Shut­ter speed should be dou­ble the frame rate, so 1/60 sec or more. ■ The ISO can be set to what­ever you like, but re­mem­ber that above about 1600 you’re likely to be more aware of noise than you would in a still pho­to­graph. ■ For a safe, re­li­able shot, use a tri­pod; or at least keep the cam­era steady. ■ Let the video run for a few sec­onds be­fore the ac­tion and af­ter, to avoid get­ting any ir­ri­tat­ing cam­era shake from touch­ing the con­trols.

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