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- October 9, 2011 at 7:19 PM #49256OriginalParticipant
I shoot video in the clubs and most of the time i use either the hvx 200 or the canon hfs 20. i have no problem with these cameras wen it comes to digital noise due to low light. However, wen i attempt to use the 5d mark 2 no matter what i do, i always seem to get plenty of noise in the video, i see ppl use the 50d 60d and the 7d, i dont know how their footage comes out b.u.t im assuming its coming out better than mine. when i had this problem with the hvx or the hfs i just limited the agc to 9 and that solved the problem, no more noise. i dont know how to resolve this issue with the 5d it seems that the camera is boosting the iso or sumn in order to compensate for the low light however its just making things worse with the noise. Can someone pls help me????????
ok im shooting with the 24-105 lens
Since I don’t have that much experience with HDSLRs, I don’t know if you can shoot on automatic settings. If you can, then yes, the camera is probably boosting the ISO, which causes more noise.
If you’re shooting with full manual control, there are certain ISO settings that are better than others. Use ISOs that are multiples of 160.
Also, the 24-105 is an F4.0 lens. Maybe try using a Canon 50mm F1.2
Rob’s right. If you’re shooting on full auto, turn it off. Do it now. Also, he’s right about your lens speed. 4.0 is too low to do low-light work. You’ll need a 50mm (normal angle) or better wide-angle lens with a lens speed of 2.8 or better.
Check ISO, shutter speed and, as the gents above mention, get yourself faster lenses (there are f2.8 zooms, but they tend to be pricey). You can get a nifty/thrifty fifty (50mm f1.8) for around $80 in many places- this will be money well spent for work in low light.
Shoot in manual. Shutter speed of 60 if you’re shooting 30FPS. Shutter of 50 if you’re shooting 24fps. ISO should be as low as you can go and still get it to read what you need. Noise is a result of shooting at too high an ISO. Anything over ISO3200 is “too much” noise. 2400 should be enough without too much noise.
I occasionally blog on the 5D: http://www.rickseefried.tumblr.com
Nightclub vids I shot with the 5D: