Sony DSR-450, auto-iris, lens setup,"Burning"
Posted 26 September 2007 - 12:13 PM
However if I shift my lens to AUTO iris, the sensitivity of the iris is very minimal, it will leave the picture overexposed, this happens also if I am shooting a subject outdoors with a cloudy sky, I have searched for my lens in the MENU lens setup page but I am not sure if that will help in the issues I am having. Any suggestions or ideas will be very well appreciated.
Posted 27 September 2007 - 05:17 PM
But the better thing to do, as an operator, is learn to use your zebra stripes and expose manually. Setting the zebras to 70% should leave just a tickle of stripes visible in the highlights of a Caucasian face, when "properly" exposed. If you're spotlighting a face and you expose for that, the overall image will be darker. You can't have an even exposure across the whole frame if the scene isn't evenly lit! You may need to dim or diffuse your onboard light.
Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:02 PM
Sounds like neither the viewfinder, not the LCD are set up correctly... have you adjusted them using the colour bars?
Using the manual iris mode obviously helps bring it down but the viewfinder and the lcd (which shows everything overexposed, bad quality screen), does not help me gauge the amount of light that should be cut down.