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Justin Leyba
Capture video without grain on low light
on Jun 3, 2010 at 1:10:05 am

Hey guys!!

How do I control low light of my Sony HDR-FX7 without getting any grain?
How do I know when to stop raising or lowering my exposure? Or do I need to change my iris instead my of changing my exposure?

Because I cannot see if there's any grain on my video using the monitor of my camera.

Someone enlighten me!

thank you!


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Dennis Reibensteel
Re: Capture video without grain on low light
on Jun 3, 2010 at 4:09:44 pm

If you want no grain, shut off any thing that boosts or gains the overall brightness.
I wouldn't recommend auto-aperture, but you have to be experienced to know when to use which aperture, so you don't over- or underexpose the image (that's where the grain comes from).
Are you shooting documentary or scenary?
If scenary, I'd say rent a control monitor to check the image before shooting or run some test in different light situation to see which aperture gets you the best result.
If there is a minimal grain left, you can degrain it a bit in After Effects with the degrainer from Sapphire.


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Matt Smink
Re: Capture video without grain on low light
on Jul 12, 2010 at 4:18:14 pm

You need to turn the gain down to 0db.


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