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Registered: ‎02-13-2016

Re: Shooting RAW

I'm wondering if maybe there's a bit of pixel peeping involved here. Are you looking at individual frames of video and getting concerned that each frame isn't razor sharp? Keep in mind that even at full HD each frame is only 2MP compared to maybe 18MP for a still image shot with the same camera. Viewing a frame of 1920x1080 video at more than 100% magnification on your monitor is likely to leave you a little disappointed.

Are you shooting video in Auto or Manual exposure mode? Do you know what shutter speed and aperture the camera is using? Keep in mind that a lot of the time video is shot at 1/60th or 1/30th of a second.

To gain more control over your results consider shooting with manual exposure and manual white balance and be mindful of changing lighting conditions. You'll be able to maybe keep your shutter speed up a bit higher and have less post-processing to do when editing.

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Registered: ‎01-24-2018

Re: Shooting RAW

I film with everything set on manual. I also use prime lenses. I haven’t had any real problems with filming. Again, I’ve just heard a lot about shooting RAW and how it makes the images even better when working in post, as it isn’t compressed...it gives you more latitude.

Better. I’m not trying to “fix” my crappy filming skills.
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Re: Shooting RAW

And, from what I understand, there is nothing “basic” about shooting RAW. I think John_SD has the wrong idea.

I’m not talking about snapping stills in RAW. Film.
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Registered: ‎01-24-2018

Re: Shooting RAW

Movies. Talkin’ pictures.
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Re: Shooting RAW


@Joakwrote:
And, from what I understand, there is nothing “basic” about shooting RAW. I think John_SD has the wrong idea.

I’m not talking about snapping stills in RAW. Film.

Actually, I think John_SD raises a good point.  It is hard to understand film making without having a good understanding of taking still photos.  You will encounter lighting issues that may seem insurmountable, but a strong background in photography will help you through those scenarios.

 

For example, controlling your lighting is crucial.  You want what you filmed today to have an identical exposure and white balance to what you filmed yesterday, and what you will film tomorrow.

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