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Old October 31st, 2006, 05:25 PM   #1
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Low-Light sample- Boa (snake)

Hi guys, I see allot of people saying the camera isn't too good in low-light- but I'm finding it somewhat decent and have posted a clip of a Dumeril's Boa shot with a single lamp a short distance away...it's handheld ("IS" OFF) so forgive the slight shake and I've compressed it (H.264) and present it here at 1/2 resolution- but this should give a fair representation of what it shoots like with poor lighting.

http://stevenunez.com/hosted/boa.mov
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Old October 31st, 2006, 09:08 PM   #2
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Hi guys, I see allot of people saying the camera isn't too good in low-light- but I'm finding it somewhat decent and have posted a clip of a Dumeril's Boa shot with a single lamp a short distance away...it's handheld ("IS" OFF) so forgive the slight shake and I've compressed it (H.264) and present it here at 1/2 resolution- but this should give a fair representation of what it shoots like with poor lighting.

http://stevenunez.com/hosted/boa.mov
Amazing, well done. I too find that this camcorder does exceptionally well under regular room lights wth barely any perceptible noise.

this is not a "daylight" only camcorder by any means.

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Old November 1st, 2006, 02:29 AM   #3
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Geezus! B E A UTIFUL! What shutter speed (or similar settings) was that shot at Steve?
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Old November 1st, 2006, 06:07 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, it was Aperture Priority at 3.6 and I could have opened up 2 more stops for more light but liked the darkened background- so to say it's poor in low light sorta baffles me. It also has very little noise in the dark areas- another plus to CMOS sensors when compared to CCD's.

It's an amazing camera only flawed by it's omission of a mic input- but I'm sure it's next incarnation will have one as the demand seems overwhelming.

If the XH A1 produces better video- and I'm sure it will, Canon will surely dominate the HDV market.
(I actually like the video the HV10 produces better than my FX-1)
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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:18 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, it was Aperture Priority at 3.6 and I could have opened up 2 more stops for more light but liked the darkened background- so to say it's poor in low light sorta baffles me. It also has very little noise in the dark areas- another plus to CMOS sensors when compared to CCD's.

(I actually like the video the HV10 produces better than my FX-1)

Great stuff !

Was it behind glass ? (I hope so !)

Why only 15 fps :(

Also I agree with your FX-1 comment, I have not owned a FX-1/Z1 but have used them a fair bit and have much footage on my hard drive I have shot with a friends Z1 and - to me at least - the stuff coming out of the HV10 is better.
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It was not behind glass....I compressed it to 15fps to save file size.

Thanks for the comments- the camera is indeed impressive.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 08:09 PM   #7
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It was not behind glass....I compressed it to 15fps to save file size.

I was playing around and I must say that After Effects does a great job at generating the 'missing' frames and returning your footage to 30fps !

http://www.filefactory.com/file/dafb87/
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 03:49 AM   #8
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Steve,

Would love to see the native m2t file for a second or two of that snake footage :)

That footage does look stunning. *watches clip again*
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Daymon, sorry I deleted the original M2T files after conversion to HDV.
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