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Elin grome
Overexposure problems @ 1/50 - how to correct?
on Jul 16, 2013 at 4:17:25 pm

Hi guys,

As recommended I shoot dslr vid @ 1/50sec shutter @25fps - but frequently shoot outside in bright sun.

At those shutter speeds this often means an overexposed image - what is the best way to correct for that?

I can obviously speed up the shutter - but i'll often need to go way up to 1/500 or beyond to balance the image - and that can lead to choppy/video like motion...

help!

Elin

It's all the those pesky details :p


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Fernando Mol
Re: Overexposure problems @ 1/50 - how to correct?
on Jul 16, 2013 at 4:54:22 pm

You can get a good set of ND filters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutral_density_filter

I hope this helps

http://www.fernandomol.com


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Jason Jenkins
Re: Overexposure problems @ 1/50 - how to correct?
on Jul 16, 2013 at 5:38:31 pm

Yes, I have a variable ND filter that is really a must-have for shooting outdoors. Make sure your ISO is turned down all the way. You can also close down the aperture to get the correct exposure, but for the most flexibility, a variable ND is the way to go!

Jason Jenkins
Flowmotion Media
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Steve Crow
Re: Overexposure problems @ 1/50 - how to correct?
on Jul 16, 2013 at 6:24:56 pm

Yes like everyone else has said, cutting down the light with a Vari ND filter is a great way to go and is what I also do. Don't use the shutter speed for this unless you are trying for a very specific look, on a static shot (no movement) it might matter less but I simply consider my shutter speed to be permanently welded to 1/50 except for when I am filming 60fps slow motion stuff.

Of course you can also adjust the aperture but if you are going for the shallow depth of field look then you are limited there too.

Steve Crow
Crow Digital Media
http://www.CrowDigitalMedia.com


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Elin grome
Re: Overexposure problems @ 1/50 - how to correct?
on Jul 18, 2013 at 2:23:23 pm

Perfect! Thanks guys. Variable ND filter on order.

It's all the those pesky details :p


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Elin grome
Re: Overexposure problems @ 1/50 - how to correct?
on Jul 18, 2013 at 2:26:23 pm

actually - one more thing Re. variable ND's; the cost...

like most equipment prices vary enormously $10-$150...

can anyone give me guidance on how much I should look to spend?

It's all the those pesky details :p


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Fernando Mol
Re: Overexposure problems @ 1/50 - how to correct?
on Jul 18, 2013 at 2:38:35 pm

The best one you can afford. Avoid putting a cheap piece of glass in front of your fine lens.

http://www.fernandomol.com


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charles meadows
Re: Overexposure problems @ 1/50 - how to correct?
on Jul 19, 2013 at 7:25:52 pm

Use a variable ND filter on your lens.

"There's no point in filming if you don't have fun"
Charles Meadows
Creative Director
Incubate Productions South Africa
http://www.incubatevideo.co.za


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