Hd noise in low light

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    • #40462
      Anonymous
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      I am filming “crowd shots” during a church service from a balcony with a Sony XHA1 HD camera and I am getting noise/snow in the picture. I have tried adjusting all possible settings on the camera to fix this but it still seems to be a problem. The lighting isnt great…I am just wondering if the brighter lighting is the only way to get rid of the static.

    • #173713
      EarlC
      Member

      Use light, or settle for what you can get when locking the gain. Maximum gain is going to give you too much grain, and auto-gain controls will do just that. It’s lower color rendition, or added lights in most instances with today’s HD technology.

    • #173714
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Rent or borrow a Sony PD170 SD cam and shoot this scene at 1/30th. You will be amazed at how good it looks. If too bright, of course ratchet down to normal 1/60th.

    • #173715
      EarlC
      Member

      SD (standard def, right) I think the reference here is to HD (high def, right?) No realistic or factual arguments have been made in most threads I’ve read against SD having better low-light capabilities than HD at this time.

    • #173716
      Rob
      Participant

      1) I believe the HXA1 is Canon, not Sony.

      2) Earl, I think Tom is just suggesting the PD170 for it’s low light capabilities. I dont think he’s suggesting that SD has better low light capabilities.

    • #173717
      EarlC
      Member

      TRUE, but the thread was based on the (Canon, XH A1, you’re right), an HD camera with its inherent low-light problems generally speaking. Also, questioning if “brighter lighting” is the only way to address his HD image problems regarding “noise/snow” so it would seem there was no invitation to bring SD into the mix.

      I know you aren’t REAL happy with me personally, and that is fine with me, but I hope maybe you can see the point or issue here in spite of any bias.

    • #173718
      Rob
      Participant

      i definitely don’t have a problem with you, earl. and I do see the point you are making.

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