View Full Version : Getting that "Smeared Look"


mdslammer
10-21-2009, 10:56 AM
I live in Las Vegas, NV. I'm going to be shooting some Neon soon and along with
the pristine footage, I'd like to try my hand at getting that "smeared look" I've
seen.

Without having to venture forth with the hack frame rate that I've read about,
is there any way to do this just with my camera? Specific settings, frame rates,
shutter speeds etc. I have an HVX-170

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Best.

Mark

knightly
10-22-2009, 07:38 PM
larger timeslices will get you more smear (the drunk walking through the party look)... so normally, you'd shoot at 1/60th shutter, go to 1/30 or 1/15 to get more smear.

You'll need to iris closed a bit though (larger f-stop numbers) to counter the fact that more light is being captured per frame.

Blade_Jones
10-23-2009, 12:13 AM
The dreamy look? Yeah try 6 frames a second.