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Autofocus is starting to actually really work for shooting video, and this is a huge step forward for filmmakers like me,  especially when shooting with larger sensors. But just how good are they? Can you trust them? In which situation do they work? My series of videos takes a dozen or so cameras and puts them through some ridiculous and some not so ridiculous real-world tests.

I have been working on this since August, and it has taken up a huge amount of time, a large proportion of which is editing, as it is incredibly fiddly! My original plan was to make it one big video, but it was too long. What was needed was to break it down into 3 or 4 chunks, so that is what I have done. Starting today and with a new part every week, I present to you my epic autofocus in video test series!

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The video was graded with FilmConvert, apart from the test shots which are all ungraded. Audio was with various Rode Microphones. Cameras are listed in the video, music is mostly from AudioNetwork.com and amazing it is too. I think the music is the favourite part of making these videos!

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The Rambling Video Autofocus Mega-Test Part 2 from Philip Bloom Reviews & Tutorials on Vimeo.

The rambling video autofocus mega-test – Part 1 from Philip Bloom Reviews & Tutorials on Vimeo.

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