View Full Version : Getting that "Smeared Look"

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

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.



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.

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