I'm a beginner when it comes to cameras, just got a Sony HC-7 as my first camera.
My first issue is I can't keep the light levels constant. I set up my lighting (halogen worklamps around the dark room) place my camera on a tri-pod and start recording.
What I want to be able to do is splice footage from the 5 minute mark with footage from the 10 minute mark etc but when I go to splice it I notice the lighting levels have changed... its either gotten noticeably brighter or dimmer.
In the time between, I have NOT moved any lights(or adjusted their settings) nor touched the camera. The only difference is the target has gotten slightly further away from the camera.
So, is this some auto-feature that I should disable? As I've disabled a few things yet it still does it.