I recently purchased an xf100 camcorder and noticed a small issue.
I`ve always used 1/50 shutter with my xl1s 25fps standard def camcorder and had great results but using the same shutter with the xf100 HD 50i (25fps) i always get motion blur and this is at walking speed nothing faster.
Set the xf100 to 1/100 shutter and it is fine.
Is this normal as I always thought 25fps 1/50 shutter is correct but the xf100 requires 1/100.
On my XF105 (US version which has 60i/30p instead of 50i/25p), the shutter characteristics are different between 30p and 60i.
When shooting 30p at a 1/30th shutter or 60i at a 1/60th shutter, one has a 360 degree shutter angle.
When you go to 1/100th shutter from 1/50th shutter, you are decreasing the shutter angle from 360 degree to 180 degree. The result of going to 180 degree shutter is that pixels are exposed in a smaller time window due to the rolling shutter.