Originally Posted by mp20748
My camera does not always focus so well, so it's missing that grain a lot more than what's on the screen. I think the grain is pause related, and would depend on the player as to how it would show up.
Looks like y'all are using tripods for your screenshots. They all look really crisp, and with the time it takes to allow the lens to stay open during the shot, if not they would be showing lots of sway. A tripod makes sure the cam stays absolutely stock stable for the whole set of seconds the shutter is open.
You can get an even better shot by using the timer, so that your hands don't affect the cam at all during the shot, which will happen 10 seconds after you have removed your hands from touching it any further.
Of course the bigger the lens, the more the light gathering capacity of your cam. One with a 10x or 12x zoom capacity will have a very wide lens and as such very high light gathering capacity, and its shutter will need to stay open a far shorter length of time than a cam with a tiny lens, which would have to stay open several seconds on many of the darker screenshots.
The 6 year old screenshot on the front cover of my website - more visible by clicking the thumbnail version, inside in the Screenshots section - was done with a 35mm film camera on tripod at 6' on my 65" Panny RPTV. It's not the best in the world for colorations for various reasons I won't go into here, but it showed the crispness very nicely.
The 35mm was a Canon Photura, and even with a wide lens and strong telephoto capacity, the shutter still stayed open for several seconds on that shot. A tripod was an absolute must, as was its 10 second timer.
Of course from looking at your screenshots here, you guys know all this already!