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#1 srinath poduri

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:01 AM

Guys,

Please help me with these,I'm srinath from india making a short film.. The difficulty we are facing is that the lighting/exposure with what we shot with dslr(canon 550d) is not the same when we check it in laptop afterwards.. The exposure is actually too low in laptops though we feel it as correct exposure while shooting..What's the problem?? can u guys please explain??? How to get desired??
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:16 AM

Hi Srinath

You should be cautious about relying on the LCD screen to verify your exposure. It is sensitive to the ambient lighting conditions as well as viewing angle. Are you using the histogram feature to judge exposure? What picture style and other settings are you using?

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#3 srinath poduri

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:21 AM

Hi Phil

What we are doing is we make the space underexposure as desired about -1 and we use LED lights for making the persons bright thinking that we can get good contrast but that's not we experience in laptops..I think there is no histogram feature in canon550d..If i'm wrong please enlighten me:) Thank you..
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#4 srinath poduri

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:23 AM

Also do u guys have any idea about magic lantern??
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#5 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:32 AM

You also need to ensure that any LCD screen you're using to check your images is correctly set up.
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#6 Igor Trajkovski

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

This video tutorial about exposure with Canon HDSLR might help you:

EXPOSURE / Histogram - Filmmaking Tutorial 11 by POLCAN99

Also check Polcan99's other tutorials on filmmaking.


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