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Old Jun 27, 2010, 2:33 AM   #1
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This is a still shot from a video clip taken with my Polaroid digital camera (PDC 5070BD). What causes the red and blue discoloration? It is in all the video clips but all the pictures are fine. Please help!
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 11:38 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased that you dropped by.

The attached image from your Poloroid video clip has been negative affected by:

(a) Shooting into the sun (back lighting)

(b) Reflections off the dash board of the car

(c) Vibration caused by the car being in motion

(d) The fact that this camera is only a 5mp camera

So that combination of factors all merged together into this single frame. The result is les than optimal results. Your camera can so well shooting scenes outdoors, but it is not well adapted to shooting from a moving vehicle with some measurable road vibration.

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Old Jun 27, 2010, 11:45 AM   #3
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In addition to mtclimber's comments, I'll add that shooting through the windshield probably didn't help. Does it happen when you don't shoot through the windshield?
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 6:45 PM   #4
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Thank you both for your help. I'm going to spend this evening testing out my camera- outside of the car! I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 6:59 PM   #5
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Unfortunately, I think the simple answer is that this camera is not very good!!! (this is, after all, a $60 camera!!!)

It has no zoom lens (but 4x digital), it's "focus free" meaning that it has no auto focus, but just a fixed small sized, low quality lens.

As for the video, from which you took the still image, it's only 320x240, which is the equivalent of 0.077 M pixel!!!!

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Old Jul 21, 2010, 5:18 AM   #6
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Interesting, the bridge looks like a rainbow.
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Old Jul 26, 2010, 12:42 PM   #7
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That "rainbow" on the bridge is evidence of considerable CA or fringing, an optical defect.

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