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Chris Wright
Re: Optimum settings for video: ISO & Aperture...
on Jan 16, 2011 at 10:51:48 pm

" Lenses are supposed to produce a sharper/better image when stopped down from their widest aperture"

Actually it's the exact opposite. you never want to go f/22 because you'll lose a huge amount of detail due to the diffraction limit.

In any case, a neutral density filter with a polerizer will enable both a large aperture and high dyanamic range by cutting the glare out and disabling diffraction.

The ISO will add grain so don't crank it over 800.

If you're shooting a low fps, the shutter becomes the highest priority. usually double the framerate.

Just as in professional filmmaking, the control over light is what makes you either a professional or an ameteur.

if you're interested in getting a lot of things in focus, go for the hyperfocal distance
instead of the smallest aperture your camera supports. This will teach you to be a better photographer.

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