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I have a 5DII (and a 7D if that is easier..) and I have some trouble getting started with video. I am really not that interested in video, but my boss at work has asked me to film some of our projects, and in persuit of doing an respectable effort, I have started exploring the video options in my cameras.
I understand it is a lot of issues that needs to be adressed to make "professional" videos, but my idea was to make a thread to help us getting started with the basics at least.
I have a good selection of lenses, and sturdy tripods. I have various heads, ballheads, 3-way heads and I even bought myself a Manfrotto videohead.
(I even have an IGUS slider from another project, I thought I could adapt that one for some horisontal sliding..)
But so far, all my videos are suffering from "flickering", or they don't seem to be "smooth" and soft when panning.
Are you using Av, Tv, or M? As I understand, with a 25fps video, the optimal then are a shutterspeed of 1/50? So, Tv=1/50, and the camera governs the aperture and ISO?
I have watched some of Vincent Laforet's videos, and he is taking advantage of the fast apertures in many EF lenses, but how?
Is M the best setting, Tv=1/50, Av=1.4 (f.ex), and AutoISO?
I have also searched for info on this on various sites, f.ex. cinema5d.com, but I don't seem to find the answers I am looking for...
Any tips and help are grately appreciated!