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  1. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    I'm bought a video camera (consumer level, Canon HF100). I want to turn off digital zoom and use optical zoom only then zoom in from my video editor (Vegas) if I need more zoom. Photographer in me says that this should result in exactly the same quality as using digital zoom in the camera, only it'll allow me more creative options during the editing phase. I want to hear from you video experts to see if this is indeed true in video world.
     
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    NauticaX OT Supporter

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    I always disable the digital zoom. And if I really needed more zoom I would do it in post.
     
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    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    I......................don't know. :dunno:
     
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    why do you want to do this anyway? maybe i'm just not understanding ya...but, just move closer if the zoom isn't enough.
     
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    Walking introduces shakes and wobbles, which I want to avoid. That looks amateurish as hell. :o
     
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    Digital zooms, either in-camera or post, suck ass. Don't do it unless you absolutely have to.
     
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    Ya, I understand that. But I'm just wondering about the quality of digital zoom in camera vs digital zoom in post.

    Any tip to reduce wobbles or shakes when walking?
     
  8. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    that's not what i'm saying. move closer, then zoom. not zoom while walking or walk closer to simulate zoom.
     
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    You can't always anticipate where the actions are gonna be though.
     
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    Shoot with the lens set to it's widest focal length. Hold the camera out in front of you instead of on your shoulder and let your arms absorb some of the movement.
     
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    :werd:

    that tip has helped me so much.
     
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    Thanks guys. :)
     

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