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#1 Chris Burke

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 08:07 AM

Hi,


I am going to be shooting a couple walking down a beach mid afternoon. I will be shooting it on Super 8 7217 on a Nizo 6080 , 54fps. How much should I overexpose it at this frame rate? I am not sure if there is a sweet spot for slow mo stuff.


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#2 timHealy

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 08:39 AM

Hi,
I am going to be shooting a couple walking down a beach mid afternoon. I will be shooting it on Super 8 7217 on a Nizo 6080 , 54fps. How much should I overexpose it at this frame rate? I am not sure if there is a sweet spot for slow mo stuff.
chris :huh:


Basically overexposing negative by a half stop will give you a better negative and richer blacks. You could go up to a stop for some things.

Can I ask why you are shooting in a midday sun? You get more pleasing light at the beginning of the day or at the end especial;ly for close ups. As close to sunrise or sunset as you can get. Midday sun is more overhead and not flattering to your subjects. During the summer months in the northern hemisphere it is the worst. Sometimes you can get by if everyone is wearing hats like in old westerns. Or baseball hats, or turbans, where the face is in shadow.

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