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Stephen May
Re: Ex1 live event shot 60hrz shutter speed,
on Feb 11, 2012 at 4:54:46 pm

Walter- I think the 60Hz setting is for shooting displays - gets rid of the roll/flicker when pointing the camera at a CRT monitor. It is not the same as setting the shutter to 1/60 of a second. Notice when you employe the shutter (say at 1/60, but even if you shoose 1/50 which is ideal for PAL because it's twice the frame rate) you will lose a little light; the LCD display will show that you lose a few stops of light. So although the shutter can increase sharpness, useful in sports or action shots that have fast moving objects, the "penalty" is light.

When you employe the 60Hz setting you will not lose light - at least not as much, so considering this kind of info, if you are shooting say a interview - talking head, turning off your shutter will get you some additional light without increasing gain. If you're shooting XDCAM in daylight or outside bright sun, shutter can help stop down the light, give you a sharper look, and allow you to not have to close your iris as much as you would have had to without using the shutter. I think it's two seperate things. Hope I'm not misleading you here. -Stephen

Stephen May
Keystone Media Productions
Freelance Videographer

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