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- October 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM #82666Jomar4444Participant
I am new to this site, and I am a slightly bigginer Videographer.
I shoot mostly for events and simple documentary work, both indoor.
Now, ever since I got my own camera (Canon Vixia HF G20) I’ve been shooting outdoor, and I realized it’s brighter outside, which really pumps up the bokeh at lowest aperture, and I reallylike that! However even at lowest db gain it’s still too bright. Is there any other way I can lower the light keeping the really good bokeh? I get that I can pump up the shutter speed, but prefer to have it on 30. (as most would, if I am not wrong)
Also, can an ND filter help me in my situation? Does it reduce light without reducing bokeh? :\
I’ll appreciate your tips guys! 😀
Yes, ND filters are thew way to go.
I agree with theonecanoe in that a good ND filter will help lower the light that hits your sensor, if you can use them with your camera. However, you need to look at your shutter speed. Usually, your shutter speed should be 1/(2 x your frame rate). So, if you're shooting at 24 FPS, you should keep your shutter speed as close to 1/48 or 48 as your camera will allow.
ok…i ll give you tips for this,
1.use the smallest aperture your video camera allows
2.fast up your shutter speed to dim your footage
3.increase the frame rate in your camera to let less light in
4.decrease your video camera gain.
5)deduce the video noise in post with filters