I bought two VIXIA HF R800s to record my church's services. The problem that I have is that if I frame a round two people, one may be in focus and the other 2 to 3 feet away side by side will be completely out of focus. It seems like the depth of field is horrible. I don't mind so much if I'm zoomed in on the pastor and people 6 - 8 feet behind aren't in focus, but when people are within a foot or two different relative to the camera, I would like to have them both in reasonable focus than be able to see nose hairs on one and a big blur on the other.
I was thinking that I could turn off face detection, but I don't want to do that if the whole scene will be out of focus. I can't tell how in or out of focus something is on the little 2 inch, low res screen. Please, help.
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