Many people associate the


Many people associate the look of video with a harsh looking image. One technique that will make a small difference would be turning down the sharpening of your camera. I don’t know if that’s an option on your panasonic, but make sure its as little as possible. Some professionals even use diffusion filters to make the image look softer.

Another look that separates digital video and film is the depth of field. The depth of field is the range of what’s acceptably in focus. For example, a narrow depth of field would only have objects within a foot in focus. Objects closer or further away would be out of focus.

For video, most of us have a very wide depth of field. Film has a narrow depth of field and makes it look much more cinematic in many peoples opinion.

Check out this video. It’s from a digital video camera, but with a 35mm depth of field adapter on it, making the depth of field very narrow and filmic:

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