Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: [Sony HDR-PJ30VE] Recording bright/dark scene?

  1. #1

    Question [Sony HDR-PJ30VE] Recording bright/dark scene?


    Using a Sony HDR-PJ30VE camcorder and the default parameters, I recorded this conference where the speaker is not well lit (face mostly in the dark, hands lit by desk lamp).

    Do you think I could have done it better by shooting in manual mode? If yes, which parameters could I try the next time I have to shoot in the same context?

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Surrey, UK
    Blog Entries


    I think you were lucky to get what you got and I doubt whether using manual setting would have improved much in this instance. I would have shut down the aperture (iris) a little. This would have resulted in an overall darker image, but would reduce the "blown out" areas which to my mind are far uglier than rather dark sections. Also once an area is blown out there is nothing you can do with it in post, whereas you can sometimes improve the acreas of darkness.

  3. #3


    Thanks for the info. I'll check if the aperture/iris on that camcorder can be changed in manual mode.

Similar Threads

  1. Need to insert whole scene.....! Sony Vegas
    By NeilVox in forum Sony Vegas video editing apps
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-04-2010, 10:14 PM
  2. Very bright photos in sony vegas 9
    By CarlinsGhost in forum Sony Vegas video editing apps
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-26-2009, 10:48 PM
  3. SONY HDV record greeny in dark areas
    By infarq in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-21-2009, 09:36 PM
  4. Sony Z1 - recording bright colours problem
    By David Manandhar in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-17-2008, 01:35 PM
  5. fix a dark recording
    By Washburn in forum Adobe Premiere, Premiere Elements, and After Effects
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-07-2006, 09:31 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts