I have a Canon XM-1, i came across a video today which i shot a while ago and i realised the picture of the video is a bit grainy, i had realised this quite a long time ago but thought it was just the way it was, and to be honest it looks a bit like my home cam, i did read alot of reviews on this camera before i bought it and alot of them said this was a almost broadcast quality video camera, so makes me wonder why i get this grainy picture and maybe its not supposed to be like it is, the camera is supposed to be good, and i think it is but i have learned everything by myself and researching, so maybe im doing something wrong which is what i think i am doing to make this happen.
I film skateboarding, I always have it on Manual Mode, and it gives me 3 options to mess about with which is what i always change to what i want, but i dont really understand what they are, it comes up as this:
All these are lighting settings, i set them up how i think it looks alrite everytime but im sure theres a better way of doing this.
Today i was trying to mess about with it to try and understand or find maybe new options that may be causing this problem, i did come across this button that changed the atmosphere colour, theres about 3 icons that come up as i press and its a sun and another 2 which i dont really know what they are but one is most probably for inside filming(it looks anyway), so when im out filming next i will try and make sure its on the right setting to see if it makes a diference.
I do know about exposure and shutter speeds but i dont think i fully understand them.
If anyone could help me it would be greatly apreciated, and anymore tips on, you know the settings to have and that before filming and other stuff that may be helpfull, thanks.
Hope im speaking english....lol