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February 24, 2006

What's Slow Shutter all about?

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When I was at Sony's XDCam HD show and tell the other day, they spent a ton of time pimping "slow shutter" as a feature. Essentially it lets you clock the shutter speed slower than the framerate, to allow for better sensitivity without gaining up the signal, at the expense of less fluid motion. But ... The XL-H1 does that, and I believe a number of other cameras do to. Does anyone know if Sony is actually doing something special, or are they really just pimping old news?

Posted by at February 24, 2006 3:03 PM | Misc


I think one of the things about the slow shutter on the XDCAM is how slow it goes. It goes right up to 64 frame accumulations, or roughly 3 seconds. Using the timelapse function you can get some pretty amazing shots, especially at night (really long streaking car headlights etc)

Posted by: Simon Wyndham at April 17, 2006 4:02 AM