I have used a Canon XL2 lots in 24p. The SONY EX1 1080p in 24p is so stroby.
I find it totally unusable in most cases. What is the difference between other cameras and this one.
I have used the Panasonic HVX200 at the rental house I get cameras from but this is totally unusable from what I can tell. It looks nothing like film.
Im thinking there must be something I am overlooking.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
[Andy Nickless]"Surely a higher shutter speed is going to exaggerate the strobing?"
The reason for my post is because I'm finding that a lot of EX users don't realize that they need to have the shutter switch turned on before they're able to control the shutter speed. With the switch off the camera will default to the same shutter speed as the frame rate i.e. 24p will be shot at 1/24th sec. which is too slow to record smooth motion during camera moves. A good shutter speed baseline to start at is always at twice the frame rate.
24p (23.98) - 1/48
25p - 1/50
30p (29.97) - 1/60
50i - 1/50 (still recording 25fps but with 2 interlaced fields)
60i (59.94) - 1/60 (still recording 30fps but with 2 interlaced fields)
This advice is based on my own experience but is also mirrored in articles I've read.
Strobing video is defined these days as the "Private Ryan" look and is achieved by using high shutter speed settings. There seems to be some confusion, at least to me, on how people use the terms "stroby video" and video that suffers from motion blur because the shutter speed is too low. Whatever the original poster is describing I'm just trying to cover all the bases by mentioning the shutter switch and where one should start with regard to shutter speed testing.