Shutter speed

dpkevin

Member
Im trying to get a slow blurry look with my agHVX-200. Im using 24p and 1/12 shutter speed.

Is there any way to lower the frame rate? Is it possible to lower it to 12 fps?

Thanks
-kevin
 
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knightly

Member
how slow and blurry are you looking for???!? 1/12 is the seminal drunk guy in a party look.

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not sure on that particular camera... where ever you set the normal shutter speeds?
 
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Anim8

Member
I think I have ran at 1/12 a few times myself....


You can do this in post pretty easily also.
 

knightly

Member
won't be quite the same in post, but yes, you can use a filter that will blend the frames together to make a streaky appearance to the motion. Strobe (or something like that)!
 

wynnep

Member
Well if you are looking for a slow motion look you actually want to "overcrank" the frame rate (higher framerates instead of lower ones) if you shot something at 12 fps and played it back at 24 frames per second it would play back really fast. If you overcrank at 48 frames per second and play back at 24 frames per second you are playing something in slow motion (you are playing back at half the frame rate that you shot). As for the blurry look, that will come from shutter speeds that are usually 360 degrees or below.

In other words, if you shot a film at a regular (180 degree) shutter speed (24 fps + 1/48 second shutter = 180 degrees) you would get no blur. If you shot at 24 fps at 1/24 shutter (360 degrees) you now have an open shutter. It's a little blurry at 1/24, the lower you go from there the more blurry you get.

So if you want slower motion shoot at a higher framerate (48 fps perhaps) if you want a blurry look shoot with an open shutter or below (have your shutter match your framerate (48 fps + 1/48 shutter = 360 degrees)).

I assure you that it's easier than it sounds.

I hope this helps.
 

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