Hi, I got my FZ200 in the mail today. I bought it mainly for shooting video for my youtube channel so I don't need to fight the wife over who's going to use the camera. I chose this camera because of it's high frames per second.
Not being a pro photographer I am wondering what I can do to increase clarity during high speed recording. At 120 fps 720p the picture is mild and a bit blurry. At 240 fps it is dark and grainy with some motion blur. (See youtube link below)
I understand that for a sub $500 camera I'm not going to get professional high speed video quality but i would like to learn how to utilize the maximum potential of this camera. I also realize lighting is key here, at least I think it is. Besides lots of light are there any settings of functions that a person might configure to help? Any tips would be appreciated, in the meantime I'll hit the books and do some reading on the matter.
Ultimately I want my viewers to see what's going on, and that doesn't necessarily mean clarity or smoothness, but that would certainly be nice. The video below was shot at 640x480 240fps then slowed down an additional 4x in my editing software. I find the video satisfactory but wish it was sharper and less grainy. I was using a halogen work light.