I wasn't sure where to post this; if it's in the wrong place, please relocate it to the proper area.
I'm sure many of you folks have a background in still photography (SLR cams) that has helped you take better video. Manually setting up the camera, for example.
I have no such background; I'm good at framing shots and composing the picture (rule of thirds, etc) but I know nothing about F-stops or apeture openings. I know WHAT they are but no idea what number is good for what uses.
Which brings me to my question. I have a beginner's DV cam, a Canon Elura 100. Outdoors, it takes great video but indoor shots tend to be a bit grainy and slightly dark (even though I'm running the tape at full speed, 60 minutes vs. 90 minutes recording time).
I'm wondering if doing things like manually setting the white balance, aperture, etc would net me better video? Or should I just buy a better camera to begin with and leave it on manual?
Thanks for any tips or tutorials you can point me to.