movie mode and shutter speed?

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    If I set my camera to movie mode, does that override the camera shutter speed?

    Can you even adjust the camera shutter speed if you are in movie mode?

    Steve Thomas


     
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    Steve: You didn't mention your camera. I have a Sony RX100iv 1" P&S with 4K and other movie resolutions. When I turned the dial to Movie Mode from one of the still modes (P A S etc.) , I select Shutter Mode rather than Auto movie mode and then set the shutter speed for twice the p rate. For example, if I'm shooting 4K 30p (30 frames per second), I set the shutter at 1/60. If I'm shooting 1080 60p, I set the shutter for 1/120. I can also select Aperture movie mode, auto movie mode, etc. But I don't use those modes so wouldn't know what to tell you on how to use them and when. Alan.
     
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    Alan,

    Thanks. I'm using a Canon Rebel T6, so I'm not even sure it has a Shutter mode. I'll have to look. I know the max fps is 30.
    PS: I went through the menu tabs and didn't see a "Shutter mode" setting.

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    I would think that the shutter is set utomatically to the correct setting for movies. The shutter setting for stills is ignored. But I'm not familiar with your camera. Isn't there a manual?
     
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    Frame rate and shutter speed are not the same.
    For example: Shooting a fast moving ball.

    If you shoot at 30 frames per second at 1/2000 shutter speed, you may see a sharp ball in every frames. However, if you shoot at 30 frames per second at 1/300 shutter speed, the ball in each frame may be blurred out.
     
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    Setting the shutter speed to double the frame rate was the recommended settings that I read about. It puts the scene movement in a way that seems most natural so you don't get staccato type stuff at highest rates nor too mushy looks st lower rates.
     
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    Shooting at 60 fps does smooth things out and gives you a 'cinematic' appearance. But you have to slow the playback. In other words, if you record 10 seconds of video at 60 fps, you edit it in post to stretch it out to 20 seconds.
     
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    That's slow motion. What do you do if you don't want that?
     
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    Shooting at more than 30 fps does no good if the best you can do during playback is 30 fps. Playing a 60fps video using a 30fps refresh rate does no good... the video card will only process every other frame. In effect.... 30 fps.
     
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    Sorry I don't understand you.
     
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    You didn't answer my question.
     

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