Join Rob Sheppard for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the challenge of shutter speed, part of Video for Photographers: Shooting with a DSLR.
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When you're shooting video, you'll quickly notice that shutter speed choice is…very different from video to still photography.…Yes, the shutter speeds are the same, but not how we choose them for action.…There is a lot of action going on with dance.…If you were shooting still photos, you would have to consider how to choose your…shutter speed in order to stop the action.…Or you might decide to show blurred action with a slow shutter speed.…So what I might do is shoot with a wide aperture and a high shutter speed such…as 1000th of a second to stop the action. Or I might try something completely…different such as a shutter speed of 1/10th a second to show a motion blur and…give a feeling of movement in that way.…
Well, I can't do either of these with normal video.…First, remember that video is shot at 30 frames per second.…If you divide 1 second by 30 you get 1/30th of a second, which means that 1/30th…of a second is the slowest possible shutter speed for video.…Now in some cameras, you can set very high shutter speeds for video.…
- Understanding video resolution and frame rates
- Comparing DSLRs and camcorders
- Choosing equipment, from tripods to memory cards to lights
- Achieving the right exposure
- Working with shutter speed limitations
- Setting white balance
- Recording better audio with an external microphone
- Incorporating movement and storytelling into video
- Preparing for video editing
Skill Level Beginner
1. Differences Between Photography and Video
Choosing a video frame rate3m 17s
2. Gearing Up
3. Hands-On Shooting: Switching to Video
4. Sound Issues
5. Hands-On Shooting: Refining Your Video Techniques
6. Preparing for the Edit
Preparing for the edit7m 13s
Stay focused1m 47s
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