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Old Dec 22, 2005, 8:38 PM   #1
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I have a problem . I'm trying to record some movies but I can find any good setting which gives me sharp pictures when I'm using zoom? Continous autofocus is to slow so every thing is all the time blured... I really don't know what to do:?

Can anyone help me?

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Old Dec 22, 2005, 10:20 PM   #2
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I do not do much with the movie mode so maybe I have not run into your problem.

But I put the camera on manual focus and then use the most zoom I think I will neeed and manual focus ..that gives a good bit of leeway but if I notice it getting out of focus I will focus again.

Are you sure your using a fast enough card....maybe a slow card could cause recording problems....I am not sure about blurr being one of them but you should have a 66X card at least.

Hopefully someone can be more help , as I say I do not use movie mode much.
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Old Dec 23, 2005, 9:11 AM   #3
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I've noticed the same problem in movie mode, and as the last poster said, the best way to overcome it is to set it to manual focus, it actually works pretty well. I'm guessing none of us has ever run into this problem before with a digicam because you usually can't use the zoom when taking video w/a digicam; another great fz30 feature! take that dSLRs!
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Old Dec 23, 2005, 11:17 AM   #4
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About SD speed I wrote in one of my posts. I dont think so this is problem.

When I'm recording movies and using during this time zoom its take a long (for camera) to make picture sharp (about 3-4 s!) and I realy don't like it .

Exactly. In other cameras zoom is set in one position and finsh. But here . And also you can choose al lot of different parameters during recording.

I will try if I will find some solution I will write

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PS. If any one can find other dSLR with movie mode I will be rally interested .

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Old Dec 23, 2005, 12:14 PM   #5
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This time I answed for my question alone .

The bast way is to set camera (in movie mode), continous autofocus but one point high speed and metering mode for spot. This is really fasy and much better fo manual focus. My be letter I will find some better combination .

And really my 7Mb/s SD memory is enought for 640X480 30fps


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Old Dec 24, 2005, 2:52 PM   #6
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Glad it worked for you ...thats the focus mode I always use so maybe thats why I could not follow the problem.
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Old Dec 25, 2005, 1:39 AM   #7
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Page 70 in the manual:
The settings for auto focus and the
aperture value are fixed to what they are
when recording starts (in the first frame).

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Just got my FZ30 Thursday. So much to learn about this camera.
This is quite a step up from my Epson 850Z ( which has been retired? to infrared duty).

I hope to have some postable pictures soon.

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Old Dec 26, 2005, 3:23 PM   #8
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but I'm talking about facous, when you use zoom during making a movie you need change focus... and I'm still playing.... but sometimes it's blured...

I will see...
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