10-18-2015 06:26 PM
I am using a Canon VIXIA HF G10 camcocrder and I am looking for helpful hints and suggestions on how to avoid overexposed video recordings when recording stage productions at my local high school.
Sometimes the lights they use are so bright that faces are overexposed, but I have no control over that.
In Manual recording mode, I have tried the Programmed AE (P) and Manual Exposure (M) Recording Programs. Within the Programmed AE program, -3.0 on the Manual Exposure adjustment scale does not always reduce the exposure enough. I have tried using both AE Lock settings (Normal and Highlights), but have not fully tested those settings. When I used the Manual Exposure recording program, I could not change the F-stop number using the touch screen during recording. (I later discovered that I could change the F-stop number by using the Custom wheel during recording.) Using the Manual Exposure recording program gave my video a different look from the Programmed AE result. The video was not as clear and there were "ghost" images or "trails" (I don't know the technical term for what I was seeing) whenever the subjects moved. I was surprised that the video recorded with the Manual Exposure recording program looked so different.
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10-20-2015 05:38 PM
10-20-2015 08:30 PM
I think you are suggesting that I choose the Automatic Exposure Recording Program "Tv Shutter-Pri. AE". Is that correct?
I will have to experiment with this. I don't understand why I would want to stop the action if I am making a video. Can you explain please? How will I know when I have a shutter speed that is fast enough to stop the action?
Can you suggest a shutter speed to start out with?
10-20-2015 10:38 PM