First time shooting with a C300 this coming Friday. I'll be recording 1080, 50mbps and have to do some over cranking at 50fps. Is the shutter best set at 1/100sec when doing this? I realize I have to drop down to 720 in order to up the frame rate to 50fps.
[Simon Cox]" Is the shutter best set at 1/100sec when doing this?"
Yes, if you want a "normal motion look."
Usually the look that most people are after is the same as if you were shooting film with a 180° shutter... so yep, in that case 50fps would be an exposure of 1/100th (one over twice the frame rate).
That shutter speed will give you the right amount of motion blur to make the footage look as smooth as one would expect. A slower shutter speed will introduce more blur and give you a bit of a surreal look. A faster shutter will give you that choppy staccato "narrow shutter" look that seems to be so popular when they want to make action movies look more "actiony."
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