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I am filming myself for guitar lesson videos. I get the camera set up then sit down and hit record on the remote. WHen I do this, it is unclear to me how the camera is achieving autofocus. Is it safe to assume that if the camera is facing me that upon pressing record it will autofocus on me?


Also, I am filming with a flo softbox. It is illuminating me a little too much. I would think the camera would correct for this and speed up shutter speed and/or close the aperature more. SO I have been trying to correct for this with the exposure setting. Every time I make the setting, go to playback mode then back to shoot mode I have to reset it everytime. Is there truly no way for the camera to maintain that setting?


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I am filming myself for guitar lesson videos. I get the camera set up then sit down and hit record on the remote. WHen I do this, it is unclear to me how the camera is achieving autofocus. Is it safe to assume that if the camera is facing me that upon pressing record it will autofocus on me?


Also, I am filming with a flo softbox. It is illuminating me a little too much. I would think the camera would correct for this and speed up shutter speed and/or close the aperature more. SO I have been trying to correct for this with the exposure setting. Every time I make the setting, go to playback mode then back to shoot mode I have to reset it everytime. Is there truly no way for the camera to maintain that setting?


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brian

Hi,


I just tested my HG21 with a bare lightbulb in my LR (only 2 other lamps on). The camera automatically adjusted the shutter speed to 1/120 second.


Then, I changed the settings from P to Tv and manually adjusted the shutter speed myself to 1/250. I filmed for about 5 seconds, changed the camera to playback mode, watched the video, and changed the camera back to video mode. When the camera flipped back to video mode, the shutter speed that I set was still there.


I am sorry if I misunderstood your question.



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Originally Posted by bhuether /forum/post/15503084


I am filming myself for guitar lesson videos. I get the camera set up then sit down and hit record on the remote. WHen I do this, it is unclear to me how the camera is achieving autofocus. Is it safe to assume that if the camera is facing me that upon pressing record it will autofocus on me?


Also, I am filming with a flo softbox. It is illuminating me a little too much. I would think the camera would correct for this and speed up shutter speed and/or close the aperature more. SO I have been trying to correct for this with the exposure setting. Every time I make the setting, go to playback mode then back to shoot mode I have to reset it everytime. Is there truly no way for the camera to maintain that setting?


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brian

if you put the camera in shutter priority mode, it will remember the shutter speed you select, even after powering down... you are saying that it doesn't remember the manual exposure setting after powering down?


if you aren't in manual focus mode, the camera is always running in autofocus mode, so it's constantly setting and re-setting the focus.
 
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