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3200 video very poor highlights and shadows


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aienco Registered since 24th Jan 2013
Thu 24-Jan-13 01:52 AM

Hello all I am new to the forum. I have been shooting video for 30 years and stills on nikons for the same time.

I have gone to DSLR for video and thought this would be a good camera to get me into it before I spend a lot on it. Shooting video on DSLR is definitely a whole new ball game to shooting video on a video camera, even a pro one.

I wonder if someone could shed some light on this for me? Ha Ha? I understand DSLR is more like film and I understand what film is supposed to look like but I am not sure I am getting the desired results.

Shooting video on a bright sunny day. I have dlighting on. Shooting at f 5.6 200 iso, fast shutter because it is a real pain to change aperture on this model, but I also tried it at 50fps PAL, with a small aperture same issues. Here is a sample. Adjusting aperture for roses.


Notice the highlights are blown out and the shadows or dark area is black. Is this how film look is supposed to be??? Cause if so, I don't really care for it much? What am I doing wrong. Is it this particular camera?

As another question, I realize I need to get a nd filter, but the only EASY way whilst shooting to adjust lighting is through the shutter and that should be on 50fps? The other way is to put it on S so the aperture changes automatically but this is undesirable too. Going out of live view mode and changing it is just stupid and unusable really.

Would love some educated advice as I don't want to give up too soon. I am told this camera handles video quite well albeit not to the extent of the pro ones.