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    I would be very grateful for some advice on the following, please.

    Whenever I attempt to focus using the touch screen facility, the camera does focus, but stops filming. I thought the camera should focus and carry on filming.

    Do I have a setting wrong?

    I have the camera set on manual video.

    Any help really is appreciated.

    Robert
    Last edited by Theshadowman; 16th April 2013, 05:01 PM. Reason: typos

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    Re: GH2 Touch Screen Autofocus

    Unfortunately I don't have a GH2 here, but trying this with a GX1 I didn't find that the recording stops when touching the screen.

    What do you mean by 'manual video'?

    Using single shot AF mode (instead of continuous AF) I was able to move the focus point around the frame while recording by dragging it on the screen and then pressing the shutter button half way to make it refocus.

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      Re: GH2 Touch Screen Autofocus

      Hi Ian

      Sorry this newbie is causing so much trouble, but I am finding this touch screen focus confusing.

      In Creative Movie mode when I want to use the touch screen method to focus, I touch the screen and the filming seems to stop. I have done a few experiments to see what is going on and have noticed the following:

      The filming doesn't actually stop but the flashing red light on the screen disappears making me think it has stopped. Then once I have finished the clip and press the red button to stop filming, the red light starts flashing again - at this point I don't know if I am coming or going.

      Help

      Robert

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      • #4
        Re: GH2 Touch Screen Autofocus

        Yes - your experience is the same as mine - the red light stops flashing but actually the recording continues.

        Pressing the record button a second time completed the recording for me though.

        Ian
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