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Author Topic: filming in bright sunlight, which camera to buy?  (Read 2306 times)

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ShadySue

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« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2017, 15:59 »
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Honestly not sure where you heard that high ISO would help with that but, they were wrong.
Possibly from old filmography.
I know that for the film Out of Africa they had great difficulty matching footage taken in contrasty light with other footage, until they had the idea of using faster film for the contrasty light, IIRC because the faster film naturally had lower contrast.


« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2017, 17:49 »
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you said: "The problem which you originally said you had is due to the way light is reflected."

no, I only used that as an example of how bright the sunlight was, it was bright enough that I am getting reflections off of people's clothing onto their face.

I have 3 cameras. an fdr ax100, a P900, and a coolpixk waterproof camera. the FDR AX100 handles bright sunlight better than the P900 and the waterproof camera. the technology is different between the 3 cameras. I want to buy a camera that does a better job than the 3 cameras that I already have when filming in bright sunlight. the minimum ISO settings are similar and the video quality is vastly different.

I have gone through hundreds of cameras and am unable to determine what measure signifies its performance in bright sunlight.

can anyone recommend how to identify what to look for in a camera, specs wise, that will ensure me that the camera films better in bright sunlight?

thankyou

« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2017, 18:21 »
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In my opinion no matter how good the camera is you will never obtain an even exposure in bright sunlight because the sensor it is going to expose either for the bright areas in wich case your subject will be dark or if it will expose for the subject then the bright areas will be blown out. You have many options to tweak your lighting with reflectors nd filters and so on but you will not find a camera that can expose perfectly for sky and subject all at the same time and for that reasons the filters and reflectors were invented. or I might not understood your question...I generaly shoot with a dslr with neutral image setings and then tweak the footage in post

« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2017, 18:34 »
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If you have the budget and time to learn the work flow, a camera that can do raw footage would help, like this one https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/964119-REG/blackmagic_design_blackmagic_production_camera_4k.html

« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2017, 18:41 »
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If you have the budget and time to learn the work flow, a camera that can do raw footage would help, like this one https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/964119-REG/blackmagic_design_blackmagic_production_camera_4k.html

I dont think he is willing to tweak his footage in post so RAW shooting its not going to help that much so its better to keep the money and go to a course and understand how light works  ;D

« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2017, 16:09 »
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very stubbornly still not explaining what exactly his problem or his goal is

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« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2017, 23:45 »
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If you have the budget and time to learn the work flow, a camera that can do raw footage would help, like this one https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/964119-REG/blackmagic_design_blackmagic_production_camera_4k.html

I dont think he is willing to tweak his footage in post so RAW shooting its not going to help that much so its better to keep the money and go to a course and understand how light works  ;D

Only takes seconds to fix in post, but the storage costs and transfer times would be a bit of a pain.


 

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