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A universal truth is that video is 10 percent creativity and 90 percent moving furniture. If you want blurry backgrounds with your G30, you need to put more distance between the subject and the background—which usually means that you’re going to have to move something. Also, bring your subject closer to the camera. The closer the subject is to the camera in relation to the background, the more blur. Shooting with a DSLR will give you the same effect, but at the expense of hassle and the likelihood that you’ll miss focus. So I’d say, if you like the camera, learn to work within its limits.