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GY-DV500 - Halo or "ringing" when shooting


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#1 Howard Raishbrook

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 02:13 AM

Hi Guys,

I just bought a JVC GY-DV500 and have started using it and have had some great results. I shoot mainly at night in low light (film breaking news in LA!) and I'm finding that I'm getting a halo effect around the lights on light poles or car headlamps? I'm using all the manual functions and never go FULL AUTO. I've turned off the detail enhancement and Color matrix and am not shooting on 9 or 18 gain but still get that horrible looking and sometimes large halo. I've looked at the lens and can t see any scratches or so. Any ideas?

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Howard
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#2 Michael Nash

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 02:49 AM

If you can post a frame grab of a shot with the problem, we might be able to diagnose it.
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Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:35 AM

Thanks for your reply. Attached is a couple of screen grabs clearly showing the halo effect I don't want! Any advice is appreciated. Cheers,

Howard

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 12:05 PM

I used o own one of these cameras. It looks like you're shooting with the stock "free" Fujinon lens. Sorry to tell you that the flaring you see is coming from the inexpensive optics on the front of your camera. My suggestion is to try to get your hands on a Canon 19x or a Fuji 20x zoom for the 1/2" format (B12 mount). They run around $2000 new, but you might be able to find one on the used market. There's also an older Canon 18x out there that is quite good. Check eBay.

It's a great camera, I still miss my beast. Just don't use Sony tapes as they'll wear the heads.
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#5 Howard Raishbrook

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 12:34 PM

Thanks for that. I will try a couple of other lenses and see what happens! Cheers,

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#6 Michael Nash

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 02:59 PM

Sorry to tell you that the flaring you see is coming from the inexpensive optics on the front of your camera.


I agree, it looks like optical flaring internal to the lens.
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