I have been struggling all summer with shooting fast motorsports and getting sharp images. At first I though it had something to do with focus? Well it didn't, it turned out to be a much deeper issue.
Take a look at this clip; there are three short pieces:
These are completely raw - no post.
1. A before shot, stock setting - normal everyday settings.
2. An after shot - a summers worth of beating my head against the wall.
Watch the number plates... Much sharper - no focus adjustments!
Now - the Sony does a pretty good job in the Slow-Motion mode, but with these new settings - I have a lot more flexibility to woke the slow motion on the timeline in post. My opinion - super sweet!