View Full Version : Controlling Exposure on HV20
2007 June 18th, 02:51
Here is a nice little write up on manual exposure control:
2007 June 18th, 05:55
Shot Kev! :hv20-smilie77:
That will come in handy when I'm shooting my first short. I don't want the exposure to go all over the place within each scene. So they're selling them in SA now too? How much are they going for?
2007 June 19th, 02:29
I bought mine on the internet through SA Camera in Cape Town for R 11,799 (they are a authorised Canon reseller), most places want in the region of R13,000 (a shop in Eastgate want R13,200.00, when I asked them to try and match SA Camera he said there was no way they could, and then started dropping hints about greys and such like).
Great camera, don't have a HDTV but bought the HV20 to future proof cause in the next couple of years we'll 'prolly have one.
Also looking at trying to make some money on the side and later this year will be going to film an event, do a demo dvd, go check out the event organisers and see if they want to include a promotional dvd with their magazine (this should bring in a nice bit of cash help me give up my day job and go into event videography full time)
2007 June 19th, 05:58
I take it you live around Joburg and not in Cape Town then? I have a mate in Cape Town doing shoots for a living, could hook you up if you want? PM me if you do.
Sounds nice to make money out of this, but for me, it will probably only ever be a hobby. I've been toying with the idea to go into wedding photography/videography over weekends, but I'm just too damn scared I mess things up! Guess I'm a bit risk-averse (read: yellow) :hv20-smilie87:
2007 June 20th, 02:27
My father in law did weddings part time (started using 8mm back in the old days and kept upgrading as time progressed), was retrenched from his fulltime job(welcome to the new South Africa aye?), then basically tried doing it full time. Due to lack of funds for advertising it pretty much died away, and now he gets a referral now and again.
I have helped him out a few times and will get him to join me (he can be the d.o.p and i'll be the run around guy equipment carrier). If i can pull off this other plan of mine it should get me a nice boost of cash to buy another couple of hv20s (then will have a b and c roll footage), better audio equipment, some lighting, a couple of higher end pc's for editting and audio and i believe most importantly cash to drop into the bottomless pit of advertising.
Will also aim to look at corp events, training videos, website (got a unemployed brother in law [again welcome to the new SA] who is a pro on website desing and programming) - go the whole multi media route.
By doing it in hi-def we are at least to some extent future proofing the clients media for when more people have hi def tv's and players (as you know SA a bit behind in technology and I'd guess more than 90% of TV owners are still running SD 4:3 equipment and it will still take quite a while before HD penetrates).
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