Pretty new and still learning, so forgive me if this is an obvious one -- searched the forums but didn't find anything on it.
Using a Sony V1 to shoot HD indoors with a standard three-point studio light system. I manually control the white balance and shutter speed to deliberately create a slightly overexposed image. When I look at the viewfinder, the composition is what I am trying to achieve -- I turn on the zebra lines to make sure it's what I am trying to do and they are there, indicating the overexposure.
However, once I move the video from the camera to a PC, the video is actually slightly underexposed and doesn't look anywhere near as bright as what I saw in the viewfinder.
What am I missing here? I guess my main question is how much should I rely on the viewfinder to get an idea of what the actual video will look like? As I make manual adjustments, the viewfinder image changes accordingly -- contrast and colors look great, but it's not what I get on the tape. I am using Sony DigitalMaster HDV tape.
Thanks for any help!