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Old February 25th, 2009, 08:45 PM   #1
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Brightness issues for JVC GY110U

I have 2 cameras. One is the GY110U and the other is the Sony HDR-FX1. Now of course the Sony is awesome in low light situations and I love that about the camera. The issue is the JVC.

On an interior studio setting I can't seem to get enough light into my JVC. I use the manual setting and have the iris fully open. I am not a novice with the camera and feel I have adjusted it properly still no satisfaction.

Any ideas for adjustment maybe deeper in the menu system that I might be overlooking?

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Old February 25th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #2
 
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1-shutter speed?
2-Gain setting?
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Old February 25th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #3
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Shutter Speed / Gain

Shutter speed 1/60. Gain is low
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Old February 25th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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Craig: keep in mind the JVC out of the box (without messing with gamma curves et al) is a light pig by modern standards. I believe it is rated f8@2000lux which is the same as the old Sony 507 dockable heads from 15 years ago (standard def 2/3" 3ccd). I was SHOCKED initially by just how much light this camera likes. Now I'm jut used to it.

Tim Dashwood does a great job of explaining how to maximize performance out of your JVC ProHD camera (not just for "better" light performance) on his DVD, listed in a sticky at the top of the JVC ProHD root page. I recommend highly picking it up. As well, look through some of the scene files also as stickies at the top. There are some for increasing low light performance.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #5
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I will check it out.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #6
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Craig, I revisited Tim's Low Light preset this afternoon in anticipation of a shoot I have tomorrow and can't believe how much of an improvement it makes for shooting in less than optimal light levels. Seriously try it out. One of the things I love about the HD series is the ability to save files internally and to SD card. VERY convenient.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 08:18 PM   #7
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Low Light Settings

Are these settings he goes over on the video or are they somewhere that can be viewed online?
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Old February 27th, 2009, 08:21 PM   #8
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See the attached .pdf at the bottom of Tim's first post

HD200 Series Scene File Recipes - The Digital Video Information Network
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Old February 27th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #9
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Are these settings he goes over on the video or are they somewhere that can be viewed online?
Sixth "Sticky" from the top of the forum:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/jvc-pro-h...scn-files.html

The scene files listed in the post above are for the HD200. The ones in the link I posted are for the HD100/110.

Perhaps there are other resources. I'm not sure.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 08:26 PM   #10
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Thanks Jack. I "forgot" to reread the title. My bad.
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