Tagged: HF G25

Canon EOS 7D

Which camcorder for stage show?

First of all, yes, the HF-G25 is essentially the same as an XA10 minus the XLR audio inputs (not a problem if another camera will take the stage audio feed – ideally not the DSLR as they have awful audio circuitry and no balanced inputs)...

Canon Legria HF-G25

What shutter speed for filming rugby?

Answer: Despite what some may suggest, video should really always be shot at 1/50th shutter (1/60th in NTSC countries) because that gives you just the right amount of motion blur between frames for the video to look smooth when it’s played back. Whilst a slower...

Wedding image (courtesy www.freeimages.co.uk)

Filming weddings & stage shows

Answer: In weddings and stage shows, you’ve picked the two most technically challenging situations that a video camera can ever face. With extreme contrasts of dark and light – not to mention often wildly varying colour balance for the stage shows – these are very...

Flower pic, showing shallow depth of field (courtesy www.freeimages.co.uk)

Why can’t I throw the image background out of focus?

Answer: Having the background to your subject blurred is of course a classic ‘look’ in films and documentaries, the ensure the viewer’s eye is drawn to the main subject of the image rather than the background. It’s achieved by controlling the “depth of field” of...

Panasonic x920

Canon HF-G25 or Panasonic x920?

Answer: For starters, whilst the HF-G30 has features more on a par with the Panasonic, it is substantially more expensive, so on pure price terms you’d have to compare the HF-G25 with the x920. Then, in terms of “bang for the buck”, the x920 vastly...

Canon HF G25

Review: Canon Legria HF G25 (Vixia HF G20)

One step down from the flagship HF-G30 is the Legria HF-G25 (also known as the Vixia HF-G20 in the USA), launched at the US Consumer Electronics Show in early 2013. Featuring a native 1920 x 1080 Full HD sensor, a 10x optical zoom lens, 32GB...