Dance Recital with Canon HV-20

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Gary Eickmeier, May 16, 2008.

  1. Shot a dance recital with the HV-20 last weekend. Looked at it on my 26"
    portable monitor. If the lighting was low, it was very grainy and static
    pattern confetti noisy. If there was anywhere near adequate light it was
    fine. Could look stunning if lit properly. Haven't tried a wedding
    situation yet. Might mess around a little with it Saturday.

    Anyone tried it with a wedding yet? Are there any good noise filters in
    the HD editing programs? Still not up with mine yet. Soon. Got all the

    Gary Eickmeier
    Gary Eickmeier, May 16, 2008
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  2. That's video for you. Even professional cameras will show noise in low-
    light conditions.

    Jacques E. Bouchard, May 16, 2008
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  3. I'm thinking the 3-chippers will be kinder on noise.

    Gary Eickmeier
    Gary Eickmeier, May 16, 2008
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    Larry in AZ Guest

    Waiving the right to remain silent, "Jacques E. Bouchard"
    Not anywhere near as much, and only if gain is used.
    Larry in AZ, May 16, 2008
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    GaryT Guest

    I could be WAY wrong but my memory is that someone posted here that the low
    light performance was better in 24p.

    Gary T
    GaryT, May 16, 2008
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    Smarty Guest

    The 24p low light performance on the HV20 is noticeably better.

    Smarty, May 16, 2008
  7. This is why if I were still shooting weddings and events, I would
    still be using Sony VX2000s/2100s - these can shoot good
    footage in VERY low light levels. My HV20 can make it down
    only to bright interior light levels, but I've shot some good candle
    lit rooms and night exterior footage with the Sonys. With the HV20
    in 24p mode (hard to edit properly), you MAY get a bit more
    low light range, but with it set with the shutter at 1/30th, you do
    get to a little lower level. When you MUST get the shot, the best
    Mini-DV is still the way to go - but if you know you will have
    enough light, the best HDV looks MUCH better.
    Yuh teks yer chers...;-)
    --David Ruether
    David Ruether, May 16, 2008
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    peter Guest

    before spending that much money, try using a video noise filtering software
    peter, May 16, 2008
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    Gocycle Guest

    That is correct but it is too jumpy for a dance recital.
    Gocycle, Jun 1, 2008
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