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2009 April 14th, 11:48
I have been using my HV30 PAL camera in HDV and DV mode for some months in automatic mode and often notice a lot of burn-out on highlights.
Example here www.FederatedFilms.com/HV30_BurnOut.jpg (http://www.FederatedFilms.com/HV30_BurnOut.jpg)
Any tips on how to reduce this?
2009 April 14th, 13:21
I'm not seeing much of a burn out there, actually. Set the camera to P and lower the exposure if you feel that your images are overexposed. As far as doing it in automatic mode, I'm not sure why you would use automatic. If you switch to P but leave all the settings at default, it's no different. Then you can adjust the exposure and the camera will automatically do everything else for you.
2009 April 14th, 14:37
Yes it's not too bad on the clip I supplied but I do get it quite a bit, just odd, used many DV cameras in auto and never had the same amount of burn out as I have with the HV30.
2009 April 14th, 14:52
Hi FF, and welcome to the forum!
The HV20 is the third Canon camcorder I've owned, and I'd say all of them share a tendency to over-expose a bit in brightly-lit conditions when left to their own devices. I leave zebras turned on at 100% to alert me when I'm blowing out, then lock and bump exposure down a couple of clicks as needed.
2009 April 14th, 15:12
Good idea though I can't find Zebra in the index.
Also is it possible to adjust both the shutter speed and the exposure?
2009 April 14th, 15:19
Menu | display setup | assist function | zebra 100%
2009 April 14th, 15:29
Thanks for that most helpful :-)
Just downloaded the PDF so I can at least search for stuff now!
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