I am doing some testing with the HVX200, but since the users of Varicam tend to have more cinematography and "real world" experience I thought I'd ask here. Forgive me, but the HVX forums tend to have more of an XL-H1 vs JVC vs Sony tone rather than technical discussions.
I have done some tests with the HVX trying to shoot a city skyline (night time) with a noticeable streaking of headlight/taillights of cars going by. I tried 12FPS, 8FPS, 1F per 10 sec etc and neither had the look I was looking for. All shot at 1/15 Shutter. I am a video guy (shooting for 10 years) but the option of variable framerate and timelapse with the HVX200 is very exciting....
The look I'm trying to achieve is the city skyline in focus, but the highway/bridge in the foreground with cars essentially creating a constant streak of taillights/headlights. I can't seem to wrap my head around which way to continue my experiments. Everything I have tried looks ok, but essentially smoothly fast forwarded video. Some samples I've seen of the Varicam have displayed the look I want to achieve. Essentially tail and headlights would form a constant line...not choppy in any way. I assume slow shutter will help, but other than that I'm looking for suggestions.
I'll owe some Canadian beer to someone who can help me out!!!!