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Old January 11th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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Shooting in the dark-- infrared for Receptions?

The new Canon XA10 captures infrared and has a small infrared lamp built in.

So I'm asking myself...how desperate would I have to be to shoot infrared at a dark Reception?

What are your thoughts...
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Old January 11th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #2
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Hi Scott

IR footage is monochrome!!! I don't think the bride would be too impressed!!! Just pop an LED light on the camera and the guests will have to live with some on-camera lighting OR turn the houselights up!!!

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Old January 11th, 2011, 10:42 PM   #3
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. . . . and it's very poor quality monochrome as well. Peoples' eyes also glow like creatures from a Sci-fi movie.
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Old January 11th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #4
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Ghost Adventures Wedding anyone?
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Old January 12th, 2011, 03:04 AM   #5
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"The Bride Witch Project" maybe.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 03:29 AM   #6
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Scott, perhaps the camera was designed with a later stage of the event in mind - now that would give a new twist to the term "full coverage".
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Old January 12th, 2011, 07:32 AM   #7
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Hi Philip

That's if you are presuming that the wedding night takes place in total darkness. I guess that would be classed a full coverage!! Just a quick look back at "Big Brother" TV footage will give you an idea of how low resolution the IR image is....it is pretty hard to even recognise a face !!!! Almost looks like an old photographic negative.

To come to think of it I owned a little Panasonic DS30 camcorder once that boasted IR footage!!

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Old January 12th, 2011, 08:17 AM   #8
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Chris, not to go too deep into it but I have to belong to the "we all look beautiful in the dark" school.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 08:18 AM   #9
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Chris, not to go too deep into it but I have to belong to the "we all look beautiful in the dark" school. Anyway this is way off topic. Sorry folks - and for the double posting.

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Old January 13th, 2011, 06:30 AM   #10
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Me too Philip

You have to realise that you cannot stay 30 forever!!! Hopefully your huge skills in the wedding industry will ensure that brides choose you for your talent and not your looks.

We certainly go downhill in the "good looks" department don't we...I think I'll also use IR footage to mask my ageing face!!

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Old January 13th, 2011, 10:13 AM   #11
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You need to be within a few metres for infrared to work. It basically works the same as an on-camera light, but it's infrared. So you need to be close enough that the infrared light can light up the subject. It looks terrible as well.
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