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Old May 19th, 2006, 08:51 PM   #1
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does anyone watch most haunted?
and what do they film th night scene with, i know it's a small consumer camera i think.
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Old May 20th, 2006, 03:35 AM   #2
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I can't say I watch it, or that I know what cameras they use, but I know they do fake a lot of shots. Things like green and additional noise in post to make a sequence look like it was shot with night vision equipment.

They don't have many scruples.
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Old May 20th, 2006, 04:34 AM   #3
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Most paranormal investigators seem to favor the Hi 8 cameras. I'll assume that Most Haunted does too.
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Old May 20th, 2006, 07:44 AM   #4
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Storm chasers seem to favour the Hi-8 as well, from what I've read. Must be good in lower light and with decent 400 line playback. I assume some models are favoured more, the ones with a bigger CCD. :-)
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Old May 20th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #5
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Most Haunted use little Sony palmcorders (not sure which model), but they're the upright type, with some sort of built-in light source. It tends to give a hot spot in the centre of the frame if people (never ghosts) get too close.
Apart from that, they use shoulder cams - either Digibeta or 570's with PAG lights as well as a few other lamps on stands around the locations.
As Martin said, they do indeed take liberties with faking "night vision" on cameras which certainly don't have it ;-)

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Old May 20th, 2006, 09:11 AM   #6
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Well, the show is entertainment after all.
but how can you tell the night shots from the faked shot, is it that the spot light effect isn't in the shot?

I memeber mtv had that "Scary" show where people ran through haunted places with the camera infreont of them. Wonder what they used

I looked in to a star scope for a dv camera, sheesh lots of $$$
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