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dbraman Registered since 02nd Mar 2011Wed 02-Mar-11 04:48 PM
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"D7000 screen is brighter than actual recording"


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When I shoot video, what the screen is showing me looks fine. But when I play it back it's about a stop underexposed. And its underexposed when I pull it into the edit. This can't be right...right?

  

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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Wed 02-Mar-11 05:37 PM
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#1. "RE: D7000 screen is brighter than actual recording"
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Go to the Setup Menu and change the LCD Brightness setting to -2 or -3.

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agitater Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007Wed 02-Mar-11 06:15 PM
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#2. "RE: D7000 screen is brighter than actual recording"
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Check your histogram. Never rely on a camera LCD - even an LCD as good as the one Nikon uses in the D7000 - to estimate exposure. Check the histogram. If the histogram is not intuitively understandable to you, start using a light meter to set or check your exposure.

High contrast lighting is difficult to shoot - still or video. Even the mighty Nikon matrix metering system will give unexpected results if it's trying to cope with dramatic extremes of contrast and/or brighness.

How about a link to some short examples?

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Sat 05-Mar-11 05:45 PM
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#3. "RE: D7000 screen is brighter than actual recording"
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Can you check histogram when shooting video?

Also, why does the LCD of the D7K darken sometimes during an in-prgress video shoot? Does it just do that after a certain time period? I am not figured this one out yet as it has happened to me only intermittently so I don't know if it is setting-related.

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Len Shepherd Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2003Sun 06-Mar-11 02:43 AM
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#4. "RE: D7000 screen is brighter than actual recording"
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>Also, why does the LCD of the D7K darken sometimes during an
>in-progress video shoot?
If you are shooting in hand held mode (which can be used on a tripod) the camera adjusts exposure during recording if either the light level or subject change.
If you are in tripod mode exposure does not change if you change the aperture during recording - this can be an interesting effect in high contrast lighting.

Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.

Len Shepherd

  

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