Rolling Shutter: What is it and does the GH3 have it?

Posted Dec. 13th, 2012 by Daniel J. Cox

I’m fairly new to the world of video production. That being the case, I’m all eyes and ears when it comes to learning as much as possible in the realm of video. One of the issues I’ve heard a great deal about is something the industry refers to as Rolling Shutter. I’ve read many descriptions, watched several videos of Rolling Shutter examples, but I’m still not sure I can see it unless it’s really obvious. So far, really obvious has been spinning fan or aircraft blades.  Take a look at this video showing a spinning fan. As I said, that’s really obvious. But what  about other examples? From what I know of Rolling Shutter I wanted to try and record a situation that might show me how the new GH3 does, or does not do, with the Rolling Shutter problem. To that end I recently shot a short video clip of a stage show during my vacation here at Silver Sands Resort in Mexico. I was also testing the GH3 for low light conditions and this clip was shot at 1600 ISO. Take a look and any of you out there that are more familiar with Rolling Shutter than I am, please add your voice and tell me Yae or Nae on how the GH3 does. Would love to know what you think.

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  1. SeanOn Dec. 13th, 2012

    “This video is private.”

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 13th, 2012

      Sorry Sean, I always make the mistake of not making the videos public. Fixed the video for Public Viewing. Thanks for your interest.

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