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.
#1. "RE: 3200 video very poor highlights and shadows" | In response to Reply # 0PerroneFord Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011Tue 29-Jan-13 03:11 AM
The dynamic range of the scene is several stops too much for the camera. Please understand that you are shooting the equivalent of 2MP, highly compressed jpegs when you are in video mode. DSLRs make LOUSY video cameras. They make TERRIFIC, cheap cinematic cameras, but that is not how you are using it.
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#2. "RE: 3200 video very poor highlights and shadows" | In response to Reply # 1barrywesthead Nikonian since 06th Nov 2006Tue 29-Jan-13 05:23 AM
>DSLRs make LOUSY video cameras. They make
>TERRIFIC, cheap cinematic cameras, but that is not how you are
Could you elaborate a bit on what is implied by the terms "video camera" vs "cinematic camera"?
#3. "RE: 3200 video very poor highlights and shadows" | In response to Reply # 2PerroneFord Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011Tue 29-Jan-13 04:18 PM
I would typify a "video camera" in the traditional sense as any camera that records onto a video medium, usually with a sensor 2/3" or smaller, typically wide zoom range, primarily designed to take images that will appear on TV.
I classify cinematic cameras as cameras primarily designed to shoot movies with. They typically do not have auto-focus features, typically have interchangeable lenses, typically are 35mm or S35mm sized sensors, usually don't have things like built in ND, etc., typically have provisions for over/under cranking, typically do not have sound recording or only rudimentary sound recording, etc.
DSLRs by virtue of their sensor size, interchangeable lenses, and rudimentary controls mirror film/cinema cameras MUCH more closely than they do traditional video cameras.
When I want to shoot "video", I grab my EX1. When I want to shoot movies, I will likely grab a DSLR or other cinema type camera.
>>DSLRs make LOUSY video cameras. They make
>>TERRIFIC, cheap cinematic cameras, but that is not how you
>Could you elaborate a bit on what is implied by the terms
>"video camera" vs "cinematic camera"?
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