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2007 September 23rd, 01:15
I submitted a doco on some floodlight buildings and their history. The judges criticism were valid but they did criticize the "quality of images".
Can you offer me any hints on how to get better quality images when filming floodlit buildings.
Shot with shutter at 50, and cine as I thought there would be more latitude in that mode.
2007 September 23rd, 01:44
Static or was the camera moving?
I'd set the gain to 0db, white balance a white card bathed in red light. This should give your buildings a cool blue night time tint. Play with the redness of the white balance (pink to maroon) and see what works best. I think a lot of the issue is that different buildings will be lit by different temperature lights. You'll need to re-balance for each building.
Turn the 100 zebra on and dial your exposure until they're all gone. Then set zebra to 70 and pick the most interesting section of the building and dial your exposure to make sure there are no 70 stripes on that section. Somewhere between those two exposure settings is the correct exposure. Experimentation and testing is the only way to be sure.
A pro field monitor will help out emensly.
2007 September 23rd, 09:16
Static = main shot, then possibly panning. Occasional zoom out.
Great advice that is meaningful to me who is quite new to the camera.
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