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Using E-M1 in PAL Countries?

Discussion in 'Filmmaking' started by deang001, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Dean
    I have been trying out video on my E-M1 and was wondering what people are doing because it only shoots in 30p?

    I have been shooting 30p and using 1/60 shutter but have noticed flickering of lights. I saw this even outside when I was doing some street shooting and filming a shopkeeper outside. Inside it is even worse.

    Have read that a way of getting around this is to shoot 30p at 1/50 but I can not seem to do this in movie mode on the E-M1.

    In Manual and in Shutter priority in Movie mode, the only shutter options on the E-M1 seem to be 1/30, 1/60 & 1/125 for some reason.

    Not much movie love for PAL regions from Olympus. Pretty sad really !!
     
  2. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    Does the camera has a menu item titled something like "Flicker reduction"? In Panasonic cameras it can be set to 50 or 60Hz and it limits shutter speeds for video to 1/50 and 1/100 or 1/60 and 1/120, respectively.
     
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  3. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Dean
    Excellent !!

    Yes, it does have this feature. It's under "Custom Menu" --> "D" --> "Flicker Reduction"

    I set it to 50Hz so hopefully that will fix the issue.

    Thanks agin for that.

    Cheers !
     
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  4. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Dean
    Just tested the 50hz Flickr reduction indoors and it has zero effect … flickering is still there.

    I tried 50hz, 60hz and auto and there is no difference between any of the modes.

    In "M" or "S" priority in "Movie" mode, the only options are still 1/30, 1/60 or 1/125 shutter.

    Hopefully one day Olympus will realise 5-axis IBIS is amazing for video and actually put some half decent video features into their cameras !!
     
  5. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That's really weird... my E-M5 has every shutter speed available to movie mode as well...
     
  6. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Dean
    Just an update. The E-M1 can shoot at 1/50. My friend changed one of the settings I had to 1/3 stops instead of full stops and this makes most of the flickering go away.