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Old February 8th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #16
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Low light and 20DW2

Hi guys.

I'm trying to give some VIDEO information about the performance of this camera under low light using a HVL-20DW2 light in it.

This video is not compressed at all and shows a situation in a child party ("happy birthday to you... but in Portuguese!) where all lights were turned off and the only light here is the on coming from the HVL-20DW2 (that is 20W).

The video speaks for itself. I would like to hear what you guys think about it.

http://rapidshare.com/files/87393768...20dw2.m2t.html

See you soon. Hope I can help in someway.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #17
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Hi guys.

I'm trying to give some VIDEO information about the performance of this camera under low light using a HVL-20DW2 light in it.

This video is not compressed at all and shows a situation in a child party ("happy birthday to you... but in Portuguese!) where all lights were turned off and the only light here is the on coming from the HVL-20DW2 (that is 20W).

The video speaks for itself. I would like to hear what you guys think about it.

http://rapidshare.com/files/87393768...20dw2.m2t.html

See you soon. Hope I can help in someway.
thanks for the replay.

i think it kinda noise...

what you ppl think?
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Old February 13th, 2008, 07:24 AM   #18
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anyone?
it's kinda important to me... i don't know if i should buy this camcorder...
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Old February 13th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #19
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hello

I have watch all your video on youtube, and I think the quality is very good(upload)
And the 030108 si very good only the music I did not like.
Just remember the 1000u is not a sensitive camera(I use the A1U same category but in concert).I would go for FX1 or Z1 or for almost the same price as 1000u a used canon GL2.
and imagine if one day you want to put an adaptor like brevis and lose even more light.

I don't understand why you want change what is already good on you video.
Maybe make the 1000u a B camera, but you will not be close to what a Fx1 or Z1 can do.
or Make do with what you got!
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Old February 13th, 2008, 01:44 PM   #20
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I just shot some fairly low-light stuff backstage at a musical production. Under the worklights the cam added between 9 and 18dB gain. At 15-18 dB the grain was very noticeable. I think most people would consider this "unusable" for HDV, but if you like that "filmic" grainy look you may think it is fine. Color fidelity was fine.

At 9-12 dB the grain is there but you have to look for it. It is mostly visible in dark mid-tones, not in the blacks.

At 6dB and below it is not noticeable at all. Very clear, crisp HDV images, and very quick and accurate autofocus.

Here the HD1000U is half the price of an FX1, and performs admirably for the price. I have both and I think I'll need to turn sharpness and color up on the FX1 and down on the HD1000U to get them to match.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 09:10 AM   #21
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I just shot some fairly low-light stuff backstage at a musical production. Under the worklights the cam added between 9 and 18dB gain. At 15-18 dB the grain was very noticeable. I think most people would consider this "unusable" for HDV, but if you like that "filmic" grainy look you may think it is fine. Color fidelity was fine.

At 9-12 dB the grain is there but you have to look for it. It is mostly visible in dark mid-tones, not in the blacks.

At 6dB and below it is not noticeable at all. Very clear, crisp HDV images, and very quick and accurate autofocus.

Here the HD1000U is half the price of an FX1, and performs admirably for the price. I have both and I think I'll need to turn sharpness and color up on the FX1 and down on the HD1000U to get them to match.
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Thanks for the replay,
can you post some video for me to see?
(in low light offcourse)
and did you use on camera video light?
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Old February 17th, 2008, 11:34 AM   #22
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Hi
Thanks for the replay,
can you post some video for me to see?
(in low light offcourse)
and did you use on camera video light?
?????????????????
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Old February 18th, 2008, 02:33 PM   #23
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My video PC is down right now, and I don't think posted video is much help because so much depends on your player and PC. And stills are even less indicative. The only way to really tell is to play back the tape directly to an HDTV via a digital interface such as DVI or HDMI.

Best bet is just try some test shooting before the big events and see how you like it.

I did not use any additional lighting.

Hope this helps,

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Old February 20th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #24
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in the brochure it sayis

Auto Slow ShutterON - 5 lux (1/30 shutter)
Auto Slow ShutterOFF - 11 lux (1/30 shutter)

what does it say's about the low light?
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Old February 21st, 2008, 03:26 AM   #25
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and if someone knows what is it signal-to-noise ratio?
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