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Video choice

Q I have a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and want to shoot video. There’s a bewildering choice of settings; which should I use to get decent results?

Poppy London

A A typical DSLR will capture video at 24, 25, 30, 50 or 60 frames per second, and can also shoot at various sizes, such as 1,280 x 720 or 1,920 x 1,080. Before you start ‘rolling’, you have to pick a frame rate and a size; so what’s best?

The best size option is to use 1,920 x 1,080. This is Full HD (the quality you’d get from a Blu-ray disc) and is the most common size for video capture. With regard to frame rate, anything above 20fps will look ‘smooth’ and appear like the normal motion we view in real life. The lowest

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