I'm shooting a film in a studio with a canon xl1 and a panasonic dvx100a (as if that combination in itself doesn't present a problem) and I'm trying to create some really dramatic lighting with deep shadows and hard lights on the characters; what I can't get around is that in the areas that are not really dark shadows but not light areas either there's a lot of terrible noise (the gain switches in the cameras are off); I have the feeling that there is a way around this because I did some camerawork outside in hard sunlight and there were deep shadows, parts of the faces almost blown out, and every shade in between, but no noise. So I tried more light in the studio but when I wanted to get the dark shadows back in post there was the noise, stronger than ever? Does any one a solution.
Many thanks in advance!
thanks for the advice, though it sounds somewhat depressing. Could you or anyone else tell me what the best way is to find out the limitations of these cameras, or cameras in general? Is there a standard way to test that in a camera?
Thanks for your cooperation.
Hans from Holland