Sorry if this is covering old ground....
I'm having issues with highlights when shooting on dvcam using a Sony PDX10P. The highlights always seem a little too harsh. The whites always seem to be glaring while the rest of the picture seems to be at the right level.
For instance, I've shot a couple of interviews and for the most part, they look ok (colours and shadows etc...) but in one of them, there's a couple of white pieces of paper on the desk that really stand out.
In the other interview, the woman's teeth look overly white while the rest seems to be at a decent level. I'll admit that the lighting left alot to be desired but the footage was usable.
In comparison to an old Sony DXC-327P which looks very similar but without the whites issue. I only have a super vhs adapter for it so the best picture I can get out of it is through s-video output, so I don't tend to use it.
I'm not experienced when it comes to shooting, but very much enjoy it so I would like to learn more about how to get it right. Is it lighting, camera settings (exposure etc..) or is it a dv thing?
How do I get around this problem?
Any guidence would be great.
I have a couple of lighting kits, but those lights are extremely bright so if I use them, the people in front of the camera complain that they are blinded and can't see - I can't blame them - they are incredibly bright.
(all my work at the moment is for television and dvd so I have no need, or capital to upgrade to hd or film as of yet)
Edited by sneeze proof, 06 July 2005 - 07:42 PM.