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Porzellangasse Registered since 16th Nov 2011Wed 04-Apr-12 05:08 PM
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"D5100 movies and focusing"


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Hi,

What focus mode should I use when shooting movies with D5100? How do I keep my subject(s) in focus when they are moving? Like my dog running on beach for example? If it's just an interview with someone in chair, OK, but how about when people (or dogs) are moving? Is it the Continuous focus option, same as Continuous focus option for stills? Or is there a special movie focus setting? Thanks.

  

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DavidN4 Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011Wed 04-Apr-12 06:17 PM
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There are two options when you are in LiveView - AF-S, and AF-F. Depending one what lens I am shooting, and what movement is expected from the subject, that determines which I get the best results from.

If you are moving the camera around, you will probably get the best results from AF-F. If you are still, you may find AF-S works better. Consider your aperture selection also.

  

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Porzellangasse Registered since 16th Nov 2011Wed 04-Apr-12 06:20 PM
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Thank you. But I don't see AF-F. My choices seem to be AF-A, AF-S, AF-C and Manual.

Where is AF-F found?

  

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Porzellangasse Registered since 16th Nov 2011Thu 05-Apr-12 10:17 PM
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Found AF-F. Thanks.

But the problem is that there is constant noise in background of the auto focus focusing and refocusing. This noise has to go.

Is there a way to turn off the sound of the auto focusing either while shooting or afterwards?

Thanks.

  

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SandPatch Registered since 08th Jan 2012Fri 06-Apr-12 12:40 AM
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Nikon offers an ME-1 mini-boom stereo microphone which works well for eliminating the focus noise. It clips in atop the flash shoe. You can omit all sound if you wish via the menu.

I need to experiment with the video features more, but when I'm outside I have a hard time seeing the screen with sun at my back.

  

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rgsindc Registered since 23rd Dec 2011Fri 06-Apr-12 01:59 AM
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yes there is an option to change the sensitivity of the internal mic, but the real fix has been mention and that is an external mic.

It is under the camera menu....movie setting....microphone page 109 of the manual

  

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Porzellangasse Registered since 16th Nov 2011Fri 06-Apr-12 02:05 AM
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Thank you.

I have bought an external mic - a Rode brand. Don't know yet if it's going to help with this. I hope so!

I will also try changing sensitivity of internal mic. Especially with the new external, that should help.

  

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