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Old Oct 2, 2009, 4:38 AM   #1
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Default Sanyo HD2000 Flickering under fluoricent lights

I have problem recording video indoors, because of annoying flickering with Sanyo HD2000. I am usually using 1080p/30 resolution, but any resolution with HD2000 causes some flickering, sometimes flickering stops and sometimes it is persistent. I figured out it may have something to do with automatic settings. I never noticed any flickering when shooting in fluoricent light with HD700, but there was white balance problems instead, HD700 was suddenly changing colours from white to yellow without any reason, but there was no flickering.
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Old Oct 2, 2009, 5:26 AM   #2
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If the HD2000 is the same as my HD1010 there is a setting for filming under fluorescent lighting.

Check out the manual or the camera settings to find it.
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Old Oct 2, 2009, 3:08 PM   #3
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Using fluorescent light white balance is only for white balance settings and nothing to do with flickering.

I figured out there is couple of solutions, problem is corrected setting shutter speed manually to 1/100 (1/60 in US) or setting ISO values manually to 50-200 and hoping camera automatically sets correct shutter value to synchronize with flickering.

Sanyos english manuals in page 106 says that there may be flickering if using ISO value 400 or bigger.

If you use automatic settings camera is choosing even bigger ISO values in low light environments (indoors) and it may cause some flickering.
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I think Relate2 is referring to the flicker reduction setting in the menu options not WB preset.
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Old Oct 3, 2009, 5:58 PM   #5
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I think Relate2 is referring to the flicker reduction setting in the menu options not WB preset.
I haven't found anykind of flicker reduction settings in the Sanyo HD2000 menu, where are these settings?
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Old Oct 3, 2009, 7:23 PM   #6
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Page 156 in the HD1010 manual

"1. Display the Option Setting
menu 2"

My simple instructions......

1.Turn on Camera

2. Push menu button

3. Move down to "Option Menu 2"

4. The flicker reduction option is on the right hand side.
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Old Oct 3, 2009, 10:50 PM   #7
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Maybe the menu is different in the HD2000 and it's not there? Here is the 1010's menu.
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 6:36 AM   #8
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Yes, it is different, no options for flicker reduct in Options Menu 2 in Sanyo HD2000, too bad, it should be better model than HD1010.

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Sanyo giveth and taketh away it would seem.
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Old Oct 11, 2009, 1:52 PM   #10
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Maybe flicker reduct is trying to be automatic in HD2000, but it doesn't usually perform as well as manually setting shutter.
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