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PEPPER
2006-11-12, 12:52 PM
I filmed a couple of bands last night...hayseed dixie and their support act.I have watched the shows back and the lighting leaves band members looking like white objects( no real detail) when i zoom out,is this oversaturation or whatever it is called??.Also filming in low light causes the picture to look grainy,not awful and unwatchable,but a grainy appearance.Is there anyway to reduce either of these problems,any tips will be greatly appreciated.

AAR.oner
2006-11-12, 03:46 PM
sounds like it was overexposed...you might wanna set yer exposure a bit lower...if you have a "zebra" option, use it...set exposure so only a few highlights on the face, white shirts, stage lights, etc are zebra-ing

and yes, low light will cause grainyness...not much you can do really

PEPPER
2006-11-12, 03:57 PM
Thanks for the info,il have to have a look into exposure settings before i consider filming again.

AAR.oner
2006-11-12, 04:14 PM
what camera are you using?

PEPPER
2006-11-12, 04:24 PM
sony dcr-pc9e.i have downloaded the manual as i lent mine out and never got it back,ive had a look and to adjust the exposure is simple,shame i didnt think about it til id already finished filming eh.