Olyumpus EPL-3 Video settings?
Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:02 AM
Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:29 AM
Hi, I have an E-pl3, but only do a little bit of video. What do you think makes it not very watchable?
Posted 03 March 2014 - 05:13 AM
Thanks a lot.
Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:42 AM
Yes, turn off all IS on video - its a software based IS - not sensor based - so will give you the horrid jello effect.
Which lens are you using? I was using the 9-18mm (with a Zen dome) and I found the video very soft - even in f5/6 and higher.
Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:21 PM
With the 14-42 lens, I use manual mode with a shutter speed of 40 and aperture of F6.3, although I never really bother to change this. I actually leave image stabilisation set to IS-1 and I haven't really noticed a problem with this - footage is a lot more watchable than with my other P&S camera. Other than that, C-AF, Fine 1080HD.. and thats about all that you can change!
Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:07 PM
Thanks seahorse. Wil have a go with playin with manual mode also.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:16 AM
The 9-18mm above water I found good for photo and video - so I think the lens itself is good. But for me using it with the Zen dome (with AF) I found it very soft. I think perhaps I didn't give it enough time, for me to dial in the settings (there might be a sweet spot for this lens! I don't know - I just moved to a GoPro3 which I found easier to work with (for all the personal stuff I was doing)
As a still camera, its one of the best I've used (for what you get for the money) - I've seen some amazing results with it.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:16 AM