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Thread: Limitations of Panasonic AG-HMC40

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    Nov 2010
    Naples, Florida

    Default Limitations of Panasonic AG-HMC40

    I am using this camera to record night scenes. I am having a problem in low light situations, in that I cannot open the aperture wide enough to get a decent picture in the manual mode. I have lowered the shutter speed to 1/30 and set the user3 button to high gain (34dbmax), but still am not getting usable pics without boosting in post and suffering alot of real graininess. Any suggestions?

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    Jan 2005
    Warsop, Nottinghamshire.
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    Not much to suggest here other than investing in some lighting. Not meant to be as trite as it sounds - I just don't honestly know what else you can do. Maybe one option is to film at dusk and close it down to simulate night. Not as daft as it sounds - older movies were often done this way.

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