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    I want to shoot night sky clouds and i tried a friend's SR36E with no luck (it has a nighshot and super nightshot functions), everything was black although there were visible clouds and stars.
    I am very new to video cameras in general. Is it possible to shoot night skies???? Do I need to do some tweaking? Is the SR36E not the right one? Which camera does stuff like that?

    Thanks in advance

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    Not a chance.

    I suppose if you had a good low light SD DV camera ( more sensative typically than HDV ) and used a tonne of gain you might see a few stars but the image will be very poor - all grainy.

    If you want clouds at night just shoot them in the day and make it look like night in post.

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    Was watching some extraordinary time lapse videos at YouTube - mockmoon2000's Channel (they use digital photo cameras i guess and they let them take photos every 30 secs, then edit them, and then combine all pictures to a movie) and wondered why a video camera wont shoot the damn stars ! lol

    Anyway, thanks a lot for the info
    Last edited by MotorcycleBoy; 02-21-2009 at 09:14 PM.

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    Yea - I am sure they use stills cameras like you say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorcycleBoy View Post
    Was watching some extraordinary time lapse videos at YouTube - mockmoon2000's Channel D
    I like the way they , he / she has achieved tracking in the time lapsed clips... there's me now watching it over and over again thinking it has be key framed into a motion path in post production to get the effect of using a glide track .

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