12-31-2022 07:25 AM
01-10-2023 07:42 AM - edited 01-10-2023 07:43 AM
1. I work in sports myself (DJ/Music director for B1G and Army Football)
2. The more videographers and shooters I speak with, the more I see that 60p is the way to go. I was ridiculed for shooting in 4K60 on my 7IV and 7rV on reddit. "It's not cinematic" was the primary response. Did you use any other stabilization or were you mono podded for most of your shots?
Also wondering why you choose 640th instead of keeping your shutter angle at 180 degrees and being able to turn down the ISO.
01-10-2023 03:37 PM
It is great to work in the world of sports. You get to be in the middle of the action, almost.
I understand what people like about "cinematic". You could always tell them you would listen to their advice if you were planning to shoot a movie. But this is sports, and all major sport networks around the world broadcast in 60p (50p in most of the world). Only when it's a sports documentary it would make sense to be at 24p.
I believe the reason for the 640th is similar to not shooting 24p, you don't need the cinematic look. not to mention it would get you a frozen still once you pull a frame out. You will get a lot of motion blur at 120th, as it is literally like shooting a still at 120th.
Personally I believe sports is the best place to experiment new ideas, and PM-R is doing an inspirational work. It gets me motivated to try new things for sure.
01-10-2023 03:40 PM
Curious question PM-R. How far was the Coastals' Quarterback in image 2? I presume about 90yrds. I'm discerning if I should go with 400mm or 600mm in the near future to cover soccer and football.
01-11-2023 07:47 AM - edited 01-11-2023 07:47 AM
I always found the most difficult thing about pulling stills from video was the editing process. There are just soooooo many frames to choose from. Curious if you found this to be the case Patrick.