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Sony HVR-HD1000
Sony's single-CMOS shoulder mount HDV camcorder.


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Old April 10th, 2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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Lighting, Day for Night, and other Fancy Stuff...

Hello.

Well, I've gotten to use my camera a bit since I've joined this forum. Though I certainly do see the limitations that low light bring, I have to say I love the camera. While I bought it almost exclusively to do a horror short, I quickly realized that it wasn't a low light genius. I have what I have now, however, and need some help with some work arounds.

I have two questions. My first is Day for Night. What is a good time of day to eliminate shadows? I mean, high noon seems like the best time in theory, as light is directly above. I ask, because when I used some pre-made "day for night" Final Cut effects filters, it looked pretty good, but the long...looooong shadows of the trees were a pretty dead give away...

Also, I have a campfire scene...suggestions?

Finally, any lenses, filters, or other tricks anyone suggests for Day for night filming with this camera would be great. I'm a total amateur hear, so if you are going to recommend settings on the camera, please put it in "for dummies" terminology!!!!

Thanks so much!
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