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Dale Parsons
Keeping exposure balanced through all clips
on Aug 17, 2014 at 4:29:27 am

Very unfortunately my camera does not have AE lock. It is great otherwise (canon S120) and when I bought it, I mistakenly thought it did have AE lock.

Anyways, long story short, the videos changes exposure within clips and from clip to clip. Is there an easy way to make the exposure (both in color tone and brightness) the same through all clips?


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John Rofrano
Re: Keeping exposure balanced through all clips
on Aug 17, 2014 at 3:25:29 pm

[Dale Parsons] "Anyways, long story short, the videos changes exposure within clips and from clip to clip. Is there an easy way to make the exposure (both in color tone and brightness) the same through all clips?"
Unfortunately, No. You really need to get a camera with AE lock. Once the clips are all different exposures, all you can do is match each one of them manually.

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Dale Parsons
Re: Keeping exposure balanced through all clips
on Aug 17, 2014 at 5:20:55 pm

Yea. Big mistake. Could have sworn it had it. While it does have the feature, it's only useable with still shots...not possible with video.


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John Rofrano
Re: Keeping exposure balanced through all clips
on Aug 18, 2014 at 11:32:15 am

[Dale Parsons] "it's only useable with still shots...not possible with video."
This is why I use "video" cameras for shooting "video". (I'm funny that way) ;-) lol

~jr

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Dale Parsons
Re: Keeping exposure balanced through all clips
on Aug 18, 2014 at 12:09:22 pm

I hear you man, but good still cameras have AE lock during video as well and some amazing quality in a very portable package. Generally the sensor is larger too..

The Sony RX100 Mark 3 is amazing. It uses full 20mp readout on a 1" sensor when shooting video. To use DPreviews phrasing... "it's a game changer". Dusting even full frame cameras. It should blow any low-mid (<$1500) camcorder out of the water regarding video quality... Most camcorders in the mid-range shoot with 2mp and on comparatively puny sensors. Though sensor size not such a big deal if not shooting in low light/indoors. Of course the RX100m3 camera is unusual in the camera world in regards to using full sensor readout.

Obviously there are other things to consider... One deal-breaker could be there's no mic input. Image stabilization probably significantly handicapped compared to a decent camcorder...generally shorter battery life...significantly less zoom (with pocketable cameras)...But depending on need, these things could be unimportant...For my use, none of these things are important.

The big plus with cameras is how portable they are. I could comfortably put the RX100 in my shorts pocket.

The video quality out of my Canon S120 is excellent. It's able to shoot 1080p60, but battery life not so hot and the main deal killer - no AE lock... So back to the drawing board. The RX100 M3 is $900... So not quick to jump on it. The S120's other plus is it shoots 30p and 60p.

I'm in Thailand, so all the cameras here are 25/50p. Which is not what I'm looking for (want 30p)....Except for a few world cameras that can switch between 25 and 30 (RX100m2 and m3 can do this)


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