I put together a little video from a sailboat race last weekend, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtdSD6-QNvw&list=UUSlf1VOg6TmSplL9mu1WPqA&index=1&feature=plcp
. Mind you, I'm not much of a videographer. Just a dabbler.
As I was shooting from the cockpit of a moving boat, and as I was a crewmember, shooting with a tripod or stabilzer rig were out of the question. My camera, a GH2, has optical image stabilization, but this yielded a jerking effect as the OIS tried - and failed - to keep the image stable. You can see this effect best in the first scene of the video. I noticed this effect while shooting and wondered if would show up in the video - it certainly does.
Would turning off the OIS assist in this kind of situation or would it just make it worse? There are no adjustments for the OIS that I am aware of. Comments are appreciated, I guess I just need to be more careful and brace as best I can. Of course I didn't want to interfere with my skipper; she was pretty tense. The tension!!!