[Rich Klein]"The manual says not to use image stabilizing when the camera is on a tripod. Does this include pans?"
Yes, it includes pans. This is because the OIS will try to correct the biginning and end of your pans/tilts and the result will be seen in your footage as a slight jerking motion. Not using OIS when you don't need it will also use less battery power. Your image problems may be directly related to using the GL2 in the 'Easy' mode becaue it'll automatically increase such things as the picture gain setting when it's needed. Try using the camera's manual setting and see if that makes a difference to your picture quality.
A good manual setting baseline would be to use the 60i frame rate, shutter speed 1/60th of a second and the appropriate f stop to get the correct exposure. The last thing to change to incease exposure in low light is the picture gain setting.
When you're shooting in low light do you find that the picture seems to have a lot more red colour in it than normal?
Hope this helps.
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