Video Snapshot allows you to capture the highlights of a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a family milestone with the same ease as taking photos. Simply record a series of short video clips or select your favorite clips while in Playback Mode and blend in your favorite background music to create an exciting movie that will grab everyone's attention. Video Snapshot on the VIXIA HF G30 allows selectable recording time (2, 4, or 8 seconds). Additionally, audio from an external source such as an MP3 player can be played along with the Snapshot movie, and playback can be controlled from that source.
Other cinematic looks can be achieved through the use of Cinema-Look Filters. This feature offers a choice of nine varied built-in adjustable filters, which give the look of a variety of cinematic styles by compensating for the color, gamma and other aspects of the image's quality. The looks can be previewed in the LCD display while shooting. Choose from:
Cinema Standard — Recreates the warm tones and muted highlights of classic film
Cool — Adds a bluish tint for cool, futuristic-looking scenes
Dramatic B&W — Creates bold black-and-white video with high contrast and grain
Dream — Adds a magical look (soft focus) for dream-like scenes
Memory — Produces a faded, misty look, such as for flashback scenes
Nostalgic — Recreates the look of old ‘70s TV programs
Old Movies — Gives video the aged look of old cinema
Sepia — Applies a sepia tint for an antique, faded look
Vivid — Accentuates primary colors for a bright, cheerful look
The brightness of each filter can be adjusted low, medium or high, for even greater control. The color depth, softening, and contrast can also be adjusted for each filter, giving you even more convenience and versatility.
I've had this camera for a little over a week now and I'm loving it. I have been using my T2i for the last 3 years and felt the need to complement it with an actual video camera.
I do the video for our youth football games and needed something with an actual zoom rocker and automatic focus. Being able to shoot in 60p with a high shutter speed also help when I want to put a play in slow motion for the final video. My T2i would overheat too much when I tried to go that route. The built-in mic is not horrible, but it's a built-in mic. Do yourself a favor and spend a little money on a decent external one. I also ended up getting 2 extra capacity batteries since I couldn't find any specs on how long the included battery would last. It looks like the included one can get me easily 2 hours of record time. The extra large capacity I can get easily 3 hours out of each with plenty of room to spare. Maybe even 4 hours if I drain it completely. I'm still not a huge fan of having to hunt in the menu for various functions but being able to assign the custom buttons works nicely. Lastly, image stabilization. All I can say is WOW! Unbelievable. It's not tripod rock steady, but it's pretty close.
September 24, 2013
Amazing...exceeded all expectations!!!
Great camera. This will be my camcorder for good. I don't think that there will ever be a reason to have to replace this camera.
September 22, 2013
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