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Old Jan 31, 2011, 5:37 PM   #1
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I have had a ZS6 for a few months now. I am not new to panasonic lumix cameras. And have figured out the settings for shooting stills indoors with the lumix line.

But I have a couple of questions about the video settings for this camera.

What setting seems to capture the best video?

Does the sd card make any difference in video quality?

What video converter would you reccomend to convert from quicktime?

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 6:36 PM   #2
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Probably the SH quality setting (17 mbps) will result in the highest video quality - but the quality difference may not be visible in some situations - sometimes you just don't need that much bitrate for things.

If your shooting moving objects, you might want to use the SH setting but if your shooting a still object, you can probably drop down the bitrate without any discernible difference in quality.

The SD card won't make any difference per se, but if you use a very slow SD card, you may not be able to use the SH quality setting. I've used unlabeled SD cards and recorded SH video ... but I wasn't recording particularly challenging objects such as track players .

I use Handbrake for all my video conversions. Make sure to use 29.97 as the framerate.
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 9:27 PM   #3
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Thank you for the input. I am usually recording wrestling matches from the corner of the mat. I am a wrestling coach.

Also, what do you mean by SH quality setting?
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Old Feb 1, 2011, 8:13 AM   #4
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I have had a ZS6 for a few months now. I am not new to panasonic lumix cameras. And have figured out the settings for shooting stills indoors with the lumix line.

But I have a couple of questions about the video settings for this camera.

What setting seems to capture the best video?

Does the sd card make any difference in video quality?

What video converter would you reccomend to convert from quicktime?

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Would you care to share your settings for indoors ?

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Old Feb 1, 2011, 9:50 PM   #5
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Sure,
Pic. size-8m EZ
aspect ratio-4:3
ISO-400 MAX
White balance-AWB or incandecent (situational)
Contrast-0
Sharpness-+1
Saturation-+1
Noise Reduction- -2
Exposure- +2/3 or +1 (situational)

I take all my indoor pics. on the P mode
Hope this helps you out.
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Old Feb 2, 2011, 7:52 AM   #6
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Sure,
Pic. size-8m EZ
aspect ratio-4:3
ISO-400 MAX
White balance-AWB or incandecent (situational)
Contrast-0
Sharpness-+1
Saturation-+1
Noise Reduction- -2
Exposure- +2/3 or +1 (situational)

I take all my indoor pics. on the P mode
Hope this helps you out.
Thank you I will try them with my ZS7
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Old Feb 9, 2011, 9:42 PM   #7
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rebs,
I forgot to mention that if I am not rushed for a shot. I also set the 2 second self timer for my shots. No unnecessary movements.
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