2010 April 15th, 22:45
HF-S10 Filming Dance Recital - Advice?
Hi -- This weekend me and my small amateur team are filming a dance recital for a small local company. In the past 10 years we have used Sony Digital 8 cams with 4 camera angles. -- Last week we purchased 3 HF-S10's. So far I am really impressed with the quality except for panning and heavy movement. We have professional quality tripods and do slow pans and limited zooming, but still get a lot of motion blur sometimes.
I am hoping these cameras will perform well for the dance recital, but I am worried about motion blur during the faster paced dances.
Does anyone have any advice for settings on the cameras for this scenario? The lighting is pretty low.
I will be setting the camera on Highest MXP quality.
60i, 24P or 30P?
Auto Focus vs Instant Focus????
Should Canons Steadycam feature be enabled?
Cinemode? or any other mode mode?
Adjust shutter settings?
In the post-production we will be transferring footage to Final Cut Pro and multiclipping the 3-camera angles. The end result will be a DVD, we would like todo blu-ray in the future though. The old Sony Digital 8s have always performed well but the quality just wasn't there.
What do you guys think? THANKS!
Last edited by TTT_Travis; 2010 April 15th at 22:58.
2010 April 15th, 23:15
if you don't like the motion blur, set the mode to 60i (but be sure to deinterlace afterwards) and set the shutter speed higher in shutter priority mode.
as for the focus setting, it doesn't really matter (or at least in my experience).
i do not suggest shooting in cinemode. for your event there should be nice, vivid colors; cine mode tends to decontrast the image, giving it a weird look (in my opinion).
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