Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Camera Settings for Video on your DSLR



Deejay is back with DSLR Film Noob, giving some good advice for some basicsettings for your DSLR video camera. His major point is setting the ISO (and shows the same shot to illustrate his point) and how to avoid grain in your image. He also gives some basic shutter speed settings. I'd also like to add the 180 degree shutter rule to Deejay's recommendation. Just take your fps and double it for the bottom fraction to set your shutter at. I shoot at 30fps, so my shutter should always be at 1/60 of a second. Simple.

2 comments:

uptherighttree said...

I was informed by Philip Bloom on his blog that the following will make your footage better:

Good ISOs: 160, 320, 640, 1250, and 2500

Avoid using: 125, 250, 500, and 1000. These ISO settings create noise and make your footage look grainy.

deejay said...

100% correct! The other thing i failed to mention is that shooting at slightly slower rates like 1/40th and 1/50th can give you a natural motion blur which can be desirable for some applications.