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Harjite Dosanjh
Bright red dot in footage...
on Feb 12, 2013 at 11:52:22 pm

I hope this is not really bad, but the last few time I have recorded video on my 5D Mk2 I have notice a bright red dot when filming darker colours.

I have changed lenses and its still there? I have tried different ISO levels and its still there?

Anyone ever had this issue?

Please tell me my 5D is ok!!


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Sareesh Sudhakaran
Re: Bright red dot in footage...
on Feb 13, 2013 at 3:34:55 pm

It looks like a stuck pixel. Try the sensor cleaning mechanism in camera a few times. If it still persists, you'll want to take it in for inspection.

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Brent Dunn
Re: Bright red dot in footage...
on Feb 13, 2013 at 4:20:24 pm

You're not gonna want to hear this...but you might have a pixel dead on your chip. You'll need to return it to Sony.

I would probably have the sensor cleaned first to see if that helps.

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Harjite Dosanjh
Re: Bright red dot in footage...
on Feb 14, 2013 at 6:25:12 pm

Ive ordered a sensor cleaning kit..... hopefully it will fix things up, If not, it send it off. :$

H


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Peter Burger
Re: Bright red dot in footage...
on Feb 16, 2013 at 11:40:02 pm

If its really a dead pixel, sensor cleaning won't probably help much. Try this: Switch off the camera. Remove the lens. Put the cap of the camera on. Switch on the camera. In the menu activate manual lens cleaning. Wait a couple of seconds (10 - 30) then switch off the camera. This should map out dead pixels.
Dead pixels are not uncommon and you don't have to worry about them.

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Eve Kinizo
Re: Bright red dot in footage...
on Jul 25, 2016 at 3:42:38 pm

worked like a charm ! thank you so much!


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Bela Kolozsvari
Re: Bright red dot in footage...
on Aug 7, 2017 at 6:11:53 pm

Hi there everyone. I just read all the post because I've had the same problem with my 5D mark3. I followed the instruction of the manual sensor cleaning and now seems the red dot is gone. BUT! I was recording the previous week a lots of scenes for our short web series and every recordings has this red dot. My question is if its possible to get rid of this in post production or I have to re shoot everything again?


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Chris Wright
Re: Bright red dot in footage...
on Aug 9, 2017 at 6:37:02 pm

https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/2/1065212


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charles meadows
Re: Bright red dot in footage...
on Feb 18, 2013 at 7:06:55 pm

Sounds really bad, unless someone dropped tomato sauce on the camera sensor. Have you been filming any lasers or such?

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Harjite Dosanjh
Re: Bright red dot in footage...
on Feb 20, 2013 at 3:13:59 am

Hey,

I got my sensor cleaner and used it and everything seems fine!

Thank god it wasn't serious!

Thanks for your time guys,

Harjit


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charles meadows
Re: Bright red dot in footage...
on Feb 20, 2013 at 8:09:06 am

Harjit,

That's excellent news and so much better than we dooms day people would have had you believe.

Cheers

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Zepedro Russo
Re: Bright red dot in footage...
on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:00:37 pm

Highlight priority was ON so I had that spot. Not more. :)


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