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07-31-2016, 03:21 PM - 1 Like   #1
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First try at doing video on the K-1

I've had my K-1 for a few months so far, but have never played with the video feature. Hell it took me 5 minutes to figure out how to get it into video mode. lol Anyways, went to the local steam show this weekend and decided just for fun, to do a couple of clips to see how the K1 did. Lens used - Sigma 105mm Macro Should note, all default settings in camera...



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Ta for posting, the quality of the picture wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, so I guess video is useful for certain subjects.

I must admit that whilst watching that on a 27" screen I felt a bit dizzy when you got close to the rotating wheel.

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Ta for posting, the quality of the picture wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, so I guess video is useful for certain subjects.

I must admit that whilst watching that on a 27" screen I felt a bit dizzy when you got close to the rotating wheel.

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I can totally see that being a problem at 27". A few of those clips I thought were interesting. The second clip, the SR seemed to keep the engine still, but the background was dancing all about. This one when running was actually dancing about, so I find it strange that it wasn't dancing, but the background was. The last one was funny, as the wheel seems to keep changing direction. I guess it just was running at about the right speed to sort of match the FPS of the video.
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To be honest, i still don't know where the video function is! I remember looking for it once and feeling really dumb not being able to figure it out within a couple minutes...! Didn't need it luckily and expectations are low. I've got a hacked Panasonic GH2 just for video

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To be honest, i still don't know where the video function is! I remember looking for it once and feeling really dumb not being able to figure it out within a couple minutes...! Didn't need it luckily and expectations are low. I've got a hacked Panasonic GH2 just for video
It's under the new mode dial on the top of the camera. Small rotating switch right under it. Easy to miss, trust me!!! lol
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The second clip, the SR seemed to keep the engine still, but the background was dancing all about. This one when running was actually dancing about, so I find it strange that it wasn't dancing, but the background was.
That's the electronic shake reduction in play. The camera takes a mild crop of the image, and tries to stabilize the majority of the scene, which in this case is the engine, but then the background shifts around. Another tell-tale sign is the rolling shutter "jello cam" effect you can see in the engine -- if it were stable, then you wouldn't see it wobble. Probably best to have SR off in this circumstance.

Looks like a fun show!
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Glad I'm not the only one that couldn't find the video switch. Took me 15 min and 5 more min reading the manual twice !!!
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