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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎06-04-2013

sx720 image stabilization

Hi. Had the 720 a year now and love it. I am having trouble with the image stabilization when taking videos. I saw a promo video where a guy is taking video of a woman running, whilst running behind her, and the resulting video is like he is stood still.

No matter how I set my 720 it will not stabilize at all. It is impossible to get a still video at zoom. I need to support the camer on something like a wall..

Any ideas would be great.

Ta Smiley Wink

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Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 2,257
Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: sx720 image stabilization

Built in IS can't do that. It had to have been mounted in a stabilized gimbal similar to what are used on the better drones. Do a search for products from DJI for a better understanding of the idea.

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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎06-04-2013

Re: sx720 image stabilization

I have drones. I know how a gimbal works. Search for the pro more video of the 720 on the Canon site.
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎06-04-2013

Re: sx720 image stabilization

Pro mo*
Super Contributor
Posts: 193
Registered: ‎02-11-2016

Re: sx720 image stabilization

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Vertical shakes occurs during camera panning then temporarily stops. Zoom first before you video "on", let camera autofocus works by itself. Good hands is the key to your desired goal, avoid too much coffee.

When IS mode is off, no vertical shakes ( handheld ). Dynamic IS is not lit for options.

 

 

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎06-04-2013

Re: sx720 image stabilization

Auto focus is not my issue. Camera shake while zoomed is. The pro mo video shows it as stable as poss, but this is never the case.

 

Super Contributor
Posts: 193
Registered: ‎02-11-2016

Re: sx720 image stabilization

Of course the promo must be presented in a nice manner to entice the buyer.

But when you try it you can not get exactlly what the promo is presented, this means after production editing is best method.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎06-04-2013

Re: sx720 image stabilization

Then that is false advertising

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Posts: 876
Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: sx720 image stabilization

Hi Completelocks,

 

Thanks for posting.

 

For more aggressive image stabilization, go to IS Mode and ensure that this feature is enabled. Next, take a look just below that. You'll see Dynamic IS. Choose that, and select "Standard" or "High".

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Posts: 17
Registered: ‎06-04-2013

Re: sx720 image stabilization

Already done that. Just a bit disappointed with the level shown in the video I saw prior to buying the camera, and the actual level of stabilisation. ..

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