I'm stumbling on a problem as I rough edit some new footage. The footage itself is quite overexposed, and that's all well and good. But when I look at the screen at an angle, I see a lot of digital noise happening amongst the whites, and darkening the picture makes the noise very easy to see.
The footage was shot in 720p HD on a Panasonic AG-HPX171, using P2 cards. The footage was then exported from Final Cut Pro into Apple Intermediate Codec for me to use at home on my Final Cut Express.
I've come across this type of noise before on still images, but never really known what it is or what is is causing it. Could anyone help me understand what exactly is going on with this picture, and if there is, any way of fixing it or making it a little better?
Here's a still from a lightly colour corrected part in the footage:
Here's the same still darkened in Photoshop to show you what I see (the lines on the left):
Is it compression? The whites being too overexposed? The limitations of the monitor? :/