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Title: canon 60d soft video, how to get more detal and sharp?
Post by: capitansolo on July 13, 2012, 11:35:59 PM
Hi all!
While recording video i noticed that video was a bit soft
i looked for a solution an found that a lot of people has the same "problem"
Quote
http://www.digitalphotographywriter.com/2011/01/soft-images-issue-on-60d-lens-or-camera.html

Is that there is any way in ML for recording with more detail or any other solution?
Perpahps, anyone from here that have a 60D can tell me about his video and opinion.

Bye!
Title: Re: canon 60d soft video, how to get more detal and sharp?
Post by: Malcolm Debono on July 14, 2012, 12:18:09 AM
Sharpness is usually attributed to the lens, not the body. What lens are you using?

Also, if you really want more sharpness, you can increase it by editing the picture style within the camera, but I wouldn't recommend it (actually I turn it all the way down). I'd rather increase sharpness in post if I need to.
Title: Re: canon 60d soft video, how to get more detal and sharp?
Post by: capitansolo on July 14, 2012, 12:28:05 AM
ACtually, im using a 50mm f1.4... Do you have detail while recording, faces for examples? my videos are very plain.

http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00009XVCZ (http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00009XVCZ)

I use the camera for interviews and wedding events, any recomendations for that? any link for a good and cheap lenses? im starting with that dont have much money to spend


Title: Re: canon 60d soft video, how to get more detal and sharp?
Post by: Malcolm Debono on July 14, 2012, 12:43:13 AM
Are you using it wide open (at f/1.4)? Reducing the aperture should make your picture sharper (try around f/2.8).

Can you post some examples of shots which you think aren't sharp?
Title: Re: canon 60d soft video, how to get more detal and sharp?
Post by: capitansolo on July 14, 2012, 12:47:03 AM
YEs, i can do few snapshots from my videos..
I will upload and posted tomorrow.
Thanks for help me Malcolm
Title: Re: canon 60d soft video, how to get more detal and sharp?
Post by: capitansolo on July 14, 2012, 11:56:59 AM
ok...
This is a sample from a 60d video record..
(https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg831.imageshack.us%2Fimg831%2F1377%2F83866646.jpg&hash=ce6aa63557fdda58746c17e96cccc1bd)
Title: Re: canon 60d soft video, how to get more detal and sharp?
Post by: unity2k on July 14, 2012, 05:01:51 PM
Hey Capitansolo, this looks likely that you are shooting at f1.4. I say that because it appears there is a very narrow focal plain in focus somewhere near the guys back (look at the bottom right of the man's shirt and the grass next to it.) At f1.4 if you are photographing or filming a face, the tip of the nose can be in focus and the eye's won't be - it is that narrow a band of focus. The person who told you to try f2.0 and above is giving you great advice, even f1.8 is a lot easier to work with.
Title: Re: canon 60d soft video, how to get more detal and sharp?
Post by: capitansolo on July 14, 2012, 07:02:50 PM
Im a little confusing...F is not linked for the light? i thought F with little numbers has more luminosity  than others, because that i bought that canon 50mm f1.4 lenses.. Althought fa has a high DOF that others, or not?
Title: Re: canon 60d soft video, how to get more detal and sharp?
Post by: Francis on July 14, 2012, 07:35:54 PM
Yes, lower f-stop number = more light. But also lower f-stop number = shallower depth of field/less in focus meaning softer image and harder to focus.
Title: Re: canon 60d soft video, how to get more detal and sharp?
Post by: eyeoftheabyss on September 01, 2012, 07:55:13 PM
I also have a 60D and a few months ago was worried about softness in photos.  I learned that RAW images are soft, sharpness must be applied to RAW images (whether in-camera jpeg or post). 

Here's my question for video, especially if one uses a flat picture profile, but also if not:  If RAW is WYSIWYG from the sensor and video is in-camera processing of (RAW) sensor data to jpeg, then why is the almost universally but never explained advice, "turn sharpness to 0"? 

If the advice continues, it's usually that one adds sharpness in post.

BUT, postprocessing on jpeg images destroys data, so.... why not have sharpness be processed in-camera so as much data gets written in the 8-bit images as possible?