Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
4 Days Ago - 3 Likes   #1
Moderator
Man With A Camera
Loyal Site Supporter
Racer X 69's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The Great Pacific Northwet
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 19,175
K-1 Video

I didn't buy the K-1 to shoot video, but, during a recent thunderstorm I thought I would give it a try. The video is short, only 2 minutes, 10 seconds, and there are (long) periods of darkness between the lightning flashes. Still I found it interesting, and the sound quality is quite good considering I only used the built in mic.



Has anyone else shot any video with the K-1 they would like to share?

4 Days Ago - 1 Like   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
sergysergy's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,231
It looks like the intro in a movie. I haven't used my K-1 for movies but I have seem some samples and I think it is very capable.
4 Days Ago - 1 Like   #3
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
luftfluss's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,960
Looks OK and sounds good to me. I played it fullscreen and cranked up the volume on my PC speakers and the rain, thunder and other ambient sounds were clear. With the way some folks talk about Pentax video, you'd think it would be a flippin' disaster.
4 Days Ago - 2 Likes   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Snapppy's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Photos: Albums
Posts: 75
It does sound really good. I use a cheapo external mic, but I always forget how to set it up right, or I leave a fan on next to me and forget about it until post, so my audio never sounds perfect anyway.

I shoot a lot of short family stuff on the K-1, nothing I have public, and it does a good job. With a good lens and manual focus it's just fine. Some of the videos on my channel are shot on it, just pointed at myself in the living room, and I personally can't tell it's not from a video centric camera in those settings. Looks good to me (unless I miss manual focus on myself, because I have no flippy-outty screen :P)

One example (shot with Rokinon 14mm). A perfect example of messing up my audio setup:


I always try to encourage people to use what they got for photo or video, and with the K-1 it's no different. Not amazing, but pretty good and in some settings about all you need.

4 Days Ago   #5
Senior Member
amstel78's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: NEPA, NYC, and wherever work sends me...
Photos: Albums
Posts: 223
K1 video would have been much better if mechanical shake reduction was enabled. But, the K1 is not a video camera.

4 Days Ago - 1 Like   #6
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
vector's Avatar

Join Date: May 2015
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
I shot video of a talent show at my church with the K1. About 15 x 5 minute segments. Put it on a tripod and manual focus. Worked great and everyone was super impressed with the videos, especially since everyone else there was shooting on a phone zoomed in. Really no comparison there, the K1 video looked pro quality! I have seen some decent quality video from the K1. The Astro Backyard guy even shoots some of his on the K1.
4 Days Ago - 1 Like   #7
Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
dave_roe's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rome, Italy
Posts: 198
I have shot one video and learned that I am not a video producer and should stick with still photos.

The quality was not all that bad but if tried again will have to figure out how not to look like the camera is being held by a drunk.
4 Days Ago   #8
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Berlin
Posts: 291
The quality of the video output is not exactly great by contemporary standards, but if you have a good lens, the lighting is good, you're accurately focused and the camera is stable, you should get usable footage.

The K1 is okay for tripod work only, but nothing handheld because of the jello effect, which is quite bad and that is a big limitation for most video production or everyday use (in my experience).

4 Days Ago   #9
Pentaxian
TaoMaas's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,367
I shot video with my K1 for the first time yesterday...but then, I've only had it for less than a week. Just looking at it on the back LCD , it seems okay. I'll know more when I can import it into my editing system back at the office on Monday.
4 Days Ago   #10
Moderator
Man With A Camera
Loyal Site Supporter
Racer X 69's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The Great Pacific Northwet
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 19,175
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by dave_roe Quote
I have shot one video and learned that I am not a video producer and should stick with still photos.

The quality was not all that bad but if tried again will have to figure out how not to look like the camera is being held by a drunk.
Tripod Dave.

Or one of those snazzy gimbal rigs for hand held shooting.

3 Days Ago - 1 Like   #11
Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
dave_roe's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rome, Italy
Posts: 198
Damn I gotta get me one of those........ and a sherpa
3 Days Ago   #12
Pentaxian




Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 1,172
I shot my K1 side by side with a 5DmkIV

I didn't see a heck of a lot of difference between the 2 in terms of output. That said, I didn't scrutinize it intensely as the UI with the Canon's touch screen was far superior, so that's the camera I used (it was a work project).

I'm not a zealot/nut about touch screens, but there are times when I do wish both of my Pentax cameras had them. And I do wish Pentax would improve the codec.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
dslr, full frame, full-frame, k-1, k1, lightning, pentax k-1, video
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hi i'm in to video these days,and love pentax,so which camera is best for video ? dr100hr Pentax DSLR Discussion 7 04-29-2015 04:49 PM
Shooting video with Pentax cameras. Tips, video looks, camera options, etc. JohnnyXD Video and Pentax HDSLRs 50 12-09-2014 09:53 PM
K-7 Video Frame Exposure Errors "flashes in video" steveoliver Video and Pentax HDSLRs 4 06-02-2010 07:36 AM
Will using the video-out when in video mode help conserve battery? greenless Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 12-14-2009 02:49 PM
K-7 with 16-50, video from WhatDC, video from pentax Isaac314 Pentax News and Rumors 10 05-21-2009 11:11 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:46 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top