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January 25, 2016 at 5:07 AM #89114
Hi guys… I’m creating this topic from my phone so sorry for any typo…
I am a amateur musician from a couple years till now I’m trying to shoot some videos of me playing. And I’m getting frustrated everytime. I started with a little camcorder from Sony, then I tried my gopros(I have 3 of them) … I always get noise in the image ( bear with me I know the problem is light just giving you my hystory). I read somewhere that I should buy a dslr… so I bought something on my budget a nikon d3100… kit lens… still noisy… then I read somewhere that to get a nice shallow depth of field and reduce noise I should buy a prime lens like 50 mm f/1.8… again… I spent all my budget on that… (in my country that stuff is absurdly expensive even used)
So my setup now is a nikon d3100 with that piece of glass but still noisy. I simply spent lots of money here (again my country is really expensive stuff like 300 dollars for that lens – btw used lens) and still don’t get not even close what I want.
My shot is me seating on a chair with my guitar or saxophone. There are three daylight 100w making a 3 point light. I keep the rooms light on (6 spot lights 15 w each plus a 100 day light bulb- remember this is ceiling light)
My camera is set to shutter 1/50… f/1.8 ISO 400 exposition 0 I’m capturing 1080p 24 fPS. Subject is 3 meters from cam and 1.5 meters from key light and fill light(100w day light bulb) back light by physical restrictions is not above the subject but a little left.
Guys all my budget to that is over…. so can you give me some advice on how to do it for really cheap?my only goal is to have a fairly crispy video with no noise.
Thx so much for your help and sorry about my english
January 25, 2016 at 1:53 PM #213426
Just some update. Yes I’m a noobie. I’m using a Nikon Lens Series E 50mm f/1.8. is full manual lens (old piece of glass no auto focus) so I have always to go in manual mode. This is a example of the footage: https://youtu.be/OcPuWp9Yjs4
ISO 100 (Auto ISO off)
Exposure compensation 0.3
Shutter speed 1/50
I just don’t know what else to do I spent all monday looking on google and couldn’t find nothing. Probably because i don’t know what to look for
January 26, 2016 at 7:01 AM #213431
No thoughts? 🙂 I looked the video on you tube…it looks better than the raw file… am I being to hard on myself?
January 26, 2016 at 4:50 PM #213436rs170aParticipant
My advice is that you are being too hard on yourself 🙂
Go ahead and make your videos and don’t worry about it as what you’ve posted looks great.
Be sure to post your first project so that we can see how it turns out!
January 26, 2016 at 2:31 PM #213435
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