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Camera setup for sport - indoor - HF G40

Hi all.


Can someone please help me getting a flying start for using my new camcorder? (HF G40)

What I will try to avoid as good as possible, is the 'chopping' in movie while pan the camcorder (recording of people running).

Second priority is to convert the movie to a 'manageable' size - around 1 - 1,5GB pr 30 min (1080 hd on my old, simple and cheap camcorder). - but this is - as mentioned - a second priority.


So the question is about the best recording mode and/or manually setting the shutter speed - to wich values.

I hope I can get some hint/help before April 18th - because I am getting this camcorder just hours before the first event I am planning to record with this camcorder... Smiley Happy


Please excuse my lousy english writing!


Brg, GeirrE.

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Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: Camera setup for sport - indoor - HF G40

Hi GeirrE,


Thank you for posting.


The easiest way to increase your shutter speed is to use the Tv (AKA Shutter Priority) mode. Using this mode, you may select a shutter speed of 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/1000 or 1/2000 second shutter speeds.


The smallest movie size (3 MBps shooting at a resolution of 640 x 360) will produce a file size of approximately 5.4 GB for a 1/2 hour video.

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