2008 January 9th, 01:43
Best settings for shooting skateboarding footage
I was just wondering what the settings should be for shooting skateboard footage. I hear 24p is not good because its to slow for that much movement etc. please let me know. If there is a thread that goes over this please send me a link.
2008 January 9th, 05:44
most classic skateboarding movies were shot on 16mm or super 8, some still are. so if 24p is "too slow" i'm donald duck.
2008 January 10th, 00:03
How Do you stop the ghosting affect when there is mtion in your shot?
i saw some vimeo skate footage videos and you could see the ghosting a lot. how do you stop that from happening?
here are my settings?
shutter priority mode at 1/60
are these settings good for filming skateboarding footage
thanks in advance
Last edited by chrismagic; 2008 January 13th at 17:55.
2008 January 14th, 10:25
Shoot with a faster shutter speed in 24p or 60i and if you are using vegas to edit turn off smart resample.
2008 January 14th, 18:54
Thanks for the advice
2008 January 16th, 09:14
you need to use manual white balance if you want it to look good. auto focus for skateboarding sounds insane. how is it ever gonna keep up? i would use 24p and 1/48 in shutter priority. not only does it look the best in my opinion, it will also close the iris as much as possible which gives you the most depth of field so manual focusing will be easy.
2008 January 16th, 22:27
thanks i will change my settings now and test them out.
how would you use manual focus while moving to keep your subject in frame. it seems a bit hard.
2008 January 19th, 09:44
you use your depth of field. when shooting wide angle you can set the focus to 5 feet and get everything from 2 feet to infinity in focus, even wide open. even zoomed in you have plenty with this small sensor, especially stopped down a bit.
2008 January 19th, 11:03
How do you set your focus to five feet. Is it just manually before you start shooting. Sorry I'm a real noob
2008 January 19th, 12:33
yes. just set it on something rather close and use focus assist with peaking to check that everything you need is in focus.
2008 January 20th, 21:27
i shoot skiing, a bit like skateboarding with fast moving subjects and run it in auto focus, usually instant auto focus. we shoot skiers from 50+ feet away to 2 feet away, and it stays in focus 99% of the time. its fine
2008 January 20th, 23:08
I would encourage you to try 24p for this. I have been shooting my son's basketball games (sometimes with fast action....well, as fast as a 9 year old can be....) in 24p and am very pleased with the results. It gives the impression of a little bit faster action, but still looks relatively smooth. I shoot handheld, 24p, cinemode, remove pulldown with HV20 pulldown.exe, edit in Premiere.
Originally Posted by chrismagic
I would encourage you to try it on a few action type shots that you are less concerned about just to check out the look. I've seen some rapid fire lightsaber duels captured in 22p and 24p that look sweet.
2008 January 23rd, 10:43
so why not shoot with manual focus and get the missing one percent sharp as well? :-)
Originally Posted by switchmute7
2008 January 25th, 12:17
I just shot some skateboarding in two different sessions. One was during the day where I shot in 24p cine 1/100 and I found the footage very choppy when the skater was riding in the bowl's. Where the kids we still the footage was top notch. The next session was at a night park in Santa Monica and I filmed in the HDV setting at TV 60. The TV 60 looked a lot better, but I'm still trying to find that best setting. I will try and get another session in with 24p in 1/48 next time. My mother board is being repair and gets back today. I will edit down a short clip before I start filming the next part and post it for comparision. Would getting a DIY 35mm adapter be good for skating and snowboarding?
Anyone in the LA area want to go film sometime just drop me a line. I kitesurf all the time at Huntington and it make for some great shots.
2008 January 31st, 00:34
right now i shoot in
mf with peaking
shutter priority mode
it works for me!
2008 February 7th, 02:00
I am in the same boat, i am filming a snowboard documentary and i am trying to find the best settings to use. I had read previously that 1/100 is best for slow motion use. And i assuming that would help with the ghosting issue. I am curious as to what is really the best settings
2008 February 8th, 21:43
Just read this thread and saw "smart resample." I found the setting and I can turn it off and on, but what does it do?