Posted 11 February 2010 - 06:54 PM
Looking at camera reports I had underexposed 1 1/2 stops under and the background was 2 I believe, with certain parts of the street reflecting the sun 3 or more over (which I didn't mind). I guess next time I should underexpose a little more, like 2 1/2 stops? Worried that my shadows would be a bit to dark, though I'd rather have darker shadows then a hot background.
Posted 11 February 2010 - 07:42 PM
These are dailies, not fully corrected final images.
I just got footage back from the lab of a short project I shot on 16mm (7205, 7219). We transferred to DVCPRO 720 1.78 so I don't know if the transfer washed out some things. ....
Looking at camera reports I had underexposed 1 1/2 stops under and the background was 2....
I guess next time I should underexpose a little more, like 2 1/2 stops?...
It's quite likely that the transfer operator saw an underexposed image and chose to brighten it up so that you could see clearly what you were editing. Film captures a wider tonal range than you normally see on the screen, so there is always scope for correction.
Don't underexpose more next time - the dailies will simply come back brightened up a little bit more still, and you'll end up chasing the dailies down to zero exposure