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Answer #1 | 29/12 2013 01:11
Hi Alec... tell you what I've been shooting video as a profession and now as a hobby for almost 40 years. So first forget the settings. Let the camera decide. It will take you to the correct settings every time. I say that because regardless of what you do, even turning around in a room the settings will be different. No possible way for you to keep up. Remember it's all about the light. You can't find anything about the settings because unless you have a static scene where the light doesn't change, the settings will change constantly. So there are no "best settings" at all... each shooting situation is unique. Get off of auto focus and learn manual. It's really simple. Switch off auto on your lens and start turning the ring for focus. I'd also recommend an external view finder. I own this one and it's excellent. This little item will really improve your view finding for video. I use mine and manual focus all the time. http://www.amazon.com/Sevenoak-SK-VF02-View-Finder-DSLRs/dp/B008KYOHP2/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1388308012&sr=8-18&keywords=dslr+view+finder Shutter speed? 30/frames works for just about everything out there, even You Tube. I keep my t3i on 1080, 30/fps and let the camera do everything but focus. It's fast, it's easy and it works... like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9Sq5Y4bXUM Best advice I can give is don't over think it. Allow the camera to do what it was designed to do and forget the rest. Learn to manually focus and get a view finder. I'd also recommend an external mike, it will make a difference.
Answer #2 | 29/12 2013 01:40
The best settings, if you don't know what you're doing is, Auto. The best way to focus is to do it manually. The best solution is to get the right tool for video - a digital camcorder. It can shoot video longer and focus better without getting on your nerves. Even a cheap Sony Handycam will get the same or even better quality than dSLR's if you don't know what you are doing.

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