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Old January 23rd, 2011, 01:03 PM   #16
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Congratulations on your HMC80 and wet feet Steve. The HMC40 handles normal people movement at 1/30 sec shutter speeds nicely. Maybe your 80 will as well.

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Old January 23rd, 2011, 04:23 PM   #17
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re: AG-HMC80 getting my feet wet...

Thanks for the advise. I have already tried 1/30 shutter and I agree that it still looked good for slower type movement. The difference in light was definitely noticable.
BTW, I used to live in AZ and would love to film in places like Sedona.

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Old January 24th, 2011, 05:54 AM   #18
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Hi Steve

That looked like abnormally low light!! Tough for any camera to work with!!!

Just for the record did you check what gain setting the camera used in auto???? I must admit I wouldn't like to have to shoot in such dim conditions!! When the light gets low, my on cam LED light springs into action!!

Keep the sample footage coming!!

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Old January 24th, 2011, 12:35 PM   #19
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I've used the HMC40 in a dark workshop (more of a shed!) at 24dB gain, and I found it more than acceptable given how little light there was. I am less afraid of gain on this camera than I was on my Sony V1E, where the grain was much more noticable.
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