Yesterday I posted my first attempt to use the new Miniature effect feature that’s included in the update to version 2.0 of the firmware of the Panasonic Lumix LX5 camera. That example had some problems because I didn’t have a tripod with me, and the central area for the “clear” part of the image was not set up all that well.
Today I tried again. This time I had a tripod and I made a stronger effort to aim at the scene and set up the camera so that a logical part of the scene would be lined up in the “clear” (not blurry) area of the movie. That wasn’t easy to do very well, because of the location that was available and the place I was shooting from, but I did as well as I could.
Anyway, at least the tripod made the movie steady, which I think helps a good deal to convey a sense that you’re looking at a model; if the camera is moving, it’s less likely to seem like a model, I would think.
So, here is the movie I took this morning to test the LX5’s new Miniature effect: