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#1 Fuad zulkifli

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:32 AM

Hello, i'm not very sure whether i'm in the right section. Need help on how should i start learning how to pull focus on Sony P2 camcorder. Any advise will be much appreciate.
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#2 Stephen Press

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:21 PM

Ok. I'm assuming you mean a smaller camera with the auto focus option. There are a lot of different ways but one simple one is: First turn off steady shot function. Put on tripod get close to foreground object, frame it to one side and line up end shot of distant object. Turn off auto focus. Now pan camera so the near object is full frame. Hold down spot focus button and focus on near object. Re-frame on end shot. Roll rec. Push spot focus and let it focus on distant object.
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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:44 PM

Fuad, please go to My Controls above and change your user name to your full real name, first and last. Those are the rules here, thank you.

Try doing a search in the "Camera Assistant" subforum - I guarantee you will find many, many posts over the years about pulling focus advice.
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#4 Edgar Dubrovskiy

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 06:07 PM

I have a Chinese friend who said that in Beijing film school they train by estimating the distance of a rock being thrown by a tutor.

Edited by Edgar Dubrovskiy, 19 October 2009 - 06:08 PM.

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