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    I have a sony handycam (analogue), well actually its my mams, and at the moment I just can't afford a new one. The problem I have is the qualaity of the picture. There is a lot of glare and brightness and I don't know how to solve this. Can anyone help or am I just kidding myself by hanging onto this camcorder.

    I took some footage at the weekend in Whitby (scooter rally) both inside and outside and it was quite a sunny day so the quality of the picture was pretty crap, so much just flooding everything.

    Help.

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    What model?

    It sounds like your white balance is off. On most corders, there's an option for setting the white balance, but it depends on which model it is.

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    It is a sony handycam vision video 8 xr ccd-trv48e. I've had a good look at it and the instructions and I can't find anything on it to adjust the white balance.

    I have been thinking about getting a cheap mini dv camcorder just for now. Someone recommended a sony dcr-hc14 which i could get for about 250, which is about all I can afford at the moment.

    In the future what I'd really like to get is a sony dcr-hc1000 or a sony dcr-trv33 which is a little cheaper.

    ta for help.

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    Hi! Iv'e got the Sony DCR-PC107E and if yours is at all similar to mine, it might be that you've got the 'back light' turned on. I quite often make that mistake and wonder why the videos are so bright. Then realise I put it on for a darkish setting and forgot to turn it off again. I think they should have designed it so that it turns off when you turn the camera off.

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