I just picked up the Nikon D7000 earlier in the week and I have been playing around with the video mode the last day or so. I can't seem to figure out my focus issues. I have everything in manual mode and if I start on an object and check focus then pan the camera, when I stop panning my shot is blurred and out of focus. I am not sure why this is. If I keep the camera wide and check focus and pan the camera everything should stay sharp and in focus but for some reason its not. I have a 50mm 1.8 lens on there now.
If I said Auto Focus then I made a mistake by saying that. I was completely in Manual everything so I know I wasn't in auto focus mode. New to the D7000 coming from the D90. Yea I realized what my problem was after I posted my question. Your right I was wide open on the lens and the aperture was at 1.8 causing a very narrow depth of field. So I needed to up my aperture some and adjust the shutter...I tested that out this afternoon and I got better results than I was having earlier.