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Old Jan 9, 2016, 4:20 AM   #1
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Default Shooting video with FZ1000

Folks, I am trying to set my mind, regarding how to shoot video with the FZ1000. Now, I am not talking about professional video, just videos of the family etc. I've settled on using shutter priority, so that my shutter speed is always 1/50", but in this mode, I have an issue. The camera doesn't show me what the aperture it selected is. So I have no way of knowing that.

Is there a setting in the menus I've missed? I find hard to believe that Panasonic decided not to show you the aperture you are shooting at.

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Old Jan 23, 2016, 10:44 AM   #2
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This isn't an answer to your question but just what I do, I've had the FZ1000 now since last May and I've taken loads of videos at weddings and on holidays from Iceland, Scandinavia, down to France and Switzerland, I've not had a bad result. I just use Aperture Priority and let it use what speed it chooses. Invariably I have auto iso on so it will always be able to keep up with the available light. I like to control D O F myself. I've video'd erupting Geysers in Iceland with great results. Perhaps I'm just lucky, usually I take the videos while I'm shooting stills as well , I don't tend to select video from the top dial, if I'm using a fast shutter speed for a still and I want to catch something on the move I go straight in with that setting, I can honestly say I had no problems at all. I've also had very good low light videos as well, it seems a fool proof camera to me, so enjoy it. I have a Nikon DSLR that I use for video sometimes and that's a bit more tricky.
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I've video'd erupting Geysers in Iceland with great results. .. I've also had very good low light videos as well
I would love to see those videos. Are they available to us? Where?
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I would love to see those videos. Are they available to us? Where?
I'm afraid not Raghu.I've got them on my Andriod Oled tablet , a Sandisc memory stick which I plug in to my 42" tv ,plus my pc.I recently went to a store and played them via my memory stick on a 55" Oled Tv and I can say they look great on all.
Having said that some well know tv's struggled to play them, so if you are thinking of buying a new tv dont assume all the latest smart 4k /full hd tv's will do the job, you will be surprised at the big name ones that wont.
I dont use the 4k video, my pc wont play them and to be honest I'm so impressed with full hd. When you go into a tv store and look at your vids standing 3 or 4 feet away from the 55" screen I think you would possibly notice the difference but in the real world the closest I view tv from is 10 feet, I would not see the difference and I read a review of 4k tv's recently which stated" a 65" 4k tv would not look any sharper than full hd beyond 6ft for someone with 20/20 vision".
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