Enable AF-S during video shooting with GX7 or LX-100?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by sgreszcz, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 7, 2012
    Hi there,

    I have my GX7 and LX-100 setup to shoot video, and mostly I use manual focus. I have the back AF/AE button set to AF-S to assist with focus before starting to record and this works fine.

    Does the AF-S also work during recording? I sometimes use this to get back in focus (despite the hunting) as normally I would cut this out anyway, but it is quicker than stopping recording and then restarting.

    Anyway, I can't seem to get AF-S working during recording. I had this working fine in my olympus cameras, but I can't figure out the right menu configurations to get this working with my Panasonic cameras.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You aren't using the 20mm 1.7 are you?
     
  3. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 7, 2012
    Nope, sold it last week :)

    I have the same problem with the gx7 with p25 and p35-100 as well as lx100 with fixed zoom, so it must be the way i have one if the menu parameters set... I've tried other combos but haven't figured it out yet.
     
  4. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Well it is always disabled with the 20mm f1.7 because it doesn't support AF-C. That's why I asked that one.

    On my GX7, I just hit the quick menu and select AF-C as the AF type. If I keep half-pressing the shutter button, it keeps focusing.

    If you are full auto modes or scene modes, some of those AF selection features may be disabled.

    Also, I don't think you can select AF-C if you have the precision AF enabled.
     
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  5. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 7, 2012
    It is actually Af-s during recording that I'm trying to get working when in manual focus mode. I can get it working before I hit record, but not while recording...
     
  6. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sorry for misreading your question. Been working on a heavy technical issue all day at work and my brain is Jell-o.

    I'll try that when I get home on my GX7 and see if I get the same result.
     
  7. punkren

    punkren New to Mu-43

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    Feb 9, 2015
    AF-S is working well on my GX7 during the recording.
     
  8. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 7, 2012
    Thanks. I've read that others have it working too. It must be my settings. I might just try a factory reset or something and start again.