Videomaker – Learn video production and editing, camera reviews › Forums › General › Video and Film Discussion › Noise on black areas when shooting with Nikon D5100 – Please Help › Hi Katy, The low light video
Hi Katy, The low light video capability's of modern HDSLR's will let you shoot in almost darkness, so my first question to you would be whats the lowest f/stop lens you own? f/4 and above won't work, you need to be down to 2.4 or lower (1.8/1.4 is good) with a lower ISO. There is not a lot of zooms that will do this so you'll most likely be shooting on a prime lens. Also at those settings you may need to alter your shutter speed if you see the mains powered lights strobeing/flickering, for most of the planet your mains power will be either 50 or 60 hz depending on where you live, and if your shutter speed is the same and there not in sync they will strobe/flicker.
Concider hireing a Nikon 50mm F/1.8 or the 35mm, and trying again, the 35mm would work better (wider view) on the Nikon D5100's crop sensor.
I hope that helps ~ Peter