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Old Jan 8, 2006, 2:14 PM   #11
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As a tip with manual white balance setting:* if you're filming people in a tricky mixed light situation (eg blue daylight through a window, with lots of tungsten overhead) try to adjust the white balance for whatever light is on people's faces.* Get the skintone right, don't worry about the rest.* A too warm or too yellow room is better than bright magenta faces.
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Thats ok if the subjects are white ! If not you still have a problem.
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Old Jan 8, 2006, 4:16 PM   #13
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What is this setting suppose to give? Experimented with settingfor low light. The shutter speed indicated is 1/1 if exposure correction is set to max negative. The video behavior is also not good. This is when compared to candle light stills and video. Some strange ISO value in EXIF says ISO 900 ! almost like the processing using the image intesifying processing. Can some tell me how to get the ISO value used for the video, strange on screen information does not include ISO value used.




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Here are some sample pics using bart's settings: iso 400 and manual white balance. The first two on the left side were taken with "fireworks" mode, the two on the right were with "lamp" mode. The top two pictures look about the same with the lamp is in the shot (except the "lamp" mode is a lot sharper due to shorter exposure), and when the lamp is out of the shot the difference is literally "night and day". It actually looks brighter in the picture than looking at the physical scene!

Obviously the "lamp" mode pictures suffer the disadvantage of only 640x480, but the low-light performance is really good in that mode! Terrific for e-mail pictures :-)

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Here's that chair scene in "night" mode, iso 400 and manual white balance ("one push"). It's a lot brighter but still quite noisy, plus I had to hold it very steady (the first try was very blurry). Oh, and the flash went off for this picture.

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But now we're talking about 2 different things. YOu are talking about taking foto's and I was talking about making a movie.
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deal2live wrote:What you do is get them to hold up a piece of paper in front of their faces, and make sure that paper angles towards the major light source shining on their face - you may have to experiment getting them to tilt it up or down.*It should be noted that is often trickier to film darker people, because dark skin absorbs light more than paler faces.* This is not racist, it's just science.* It's something they advised us at college to be aware of, as it isn't nice for a darker person to look sihouette-like when interviewed (you have to consider background, and avoid too light a background).* With a little effort, you should be able to make all subjects appear well on camera.
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Damn, they are stealing our light!!!! Haha just kidding.

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