Tip how to do film-like video footage in daylight

Hi. Another tips from your beloved king :)

As you know, recording at 24 fps will give a film-like look at recordings. Combine this with a shallow DOF and you have a piece of art, ready for sale.

Today tip is not about filming at 24 fps (only available on selected cameras), but about how to achieve a shutter speed of about 1/45. This because you want the denominator of your shutter speed to be approximately double the number of frames per second that you are recording. In other words, if you are recording at 24 frames per second, you want your shutter speed to be 1/45th of a second. Or at 30 fps --> 1/60. Shutter speed can have a very noticeable effect on the look of your video, when it comes to motion. A fast shutter speed such as 1/600th of a second will produce a series of crisp frames that have a choppy look when played back.

So, how to obtain 1/45 in a sunny day with the sharp f8? You can't, even with a very low ISO and a very small aperture. Test it, go to ISO 100 and f25 and you will be closer only if clouds suddenly comes and help you.

The tip is to use a ND (neutral density) filter. I have tested with a ND8 on a sunny day and I get 1/45 at f8 with ISO 200 and this is very good. A ND8 filter will give about 3 f-stop reduction.

The video bellow was filmed used this technique. Hope can insert video link here. If not, please go to my profile, scroll down to video section and look at my construction workers editorial recordings.

Wish you good luck and many sales! King out.

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July 22, 2014


Well, thanks for sharing...

July 21, 2014


Try it and see the the difference.

July 21, 2014


There is another thing I never thought of. I'll try your advices to test it.

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