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#1 LovinItAll

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 01:46 PM

I've shot what seems like a zillion hours of video at 30fps, but now that I have my handy little HD100, I have started experimenting in 24fps. NOW I understand what "stutter" (or whatever one calls it) means!

I know that there is a list of books posted on filmmaking techniques at the top of the forum. Can anyone recommend a First Book that deals with shooting in 24p and the inherent issue of minimizing the stutter effect? Even in relatively slow pans, the resulting footage is a little unsettling. I did some test shots with this setup:

- Tripod mounted cam
- Subject (person) sitting in a swivel chair (no zoom)

Quick swivels by the subject? Where's the Dramamine!

Maybe it has an amateurish look because I AM AN AMATEUR!

Thanks guys (and gals),

Lee

P.S. Happy Holidays! May the new year bring the best to you and yours :)
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Posted 25 December 2005 - 08:45 PM

if you have a moving subject in the frame that you're following consistently with your pan, it looks a lot better. The biggest thing for me at first was shutter had been set too high. I now shoot most all my 24p stuff with a 1/48 shutter. A little more smearing motion blur helps smooth it out that way. Also, to me the motion tends to look a bit cleaner once it's in the computer and the pulldown has been removed.
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#3 Peter J DeCrescenzo

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 08:07 PM

... Can anyone recommend a First Book that deals with shooting in 24p and the inherent issue of minimizing the stutter effect? ...

Not a book, but a helfpul article on "judder", written by Michael Brennan:
http://www.hd24.com/..._the_judder.htm
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Posted 27 December 2005 - 07:45 AM

Thank you, Peter. That was a quite worthy read! Quite frankly, that one articled cleared up more for me than the thousand posts I have read about "video vs. film". I appreciate it.

Have a great week!
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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 12:00 PM

Thank you, Peter. That was a quite worthy read! Quite frankly, that one articled cleared up more for me than the thousand posts I have read about "video vs. film". I appreciate it.

Have a great week!


I've noticed that the effect looks worse on the LCD screen of the DVX100, compared to later viewing on a normal TV set. Don't know why unless the LCD screen has a low refresh rate.
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