Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by reqluq, Feb 15, 2008.

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    reqluq Guest

    Hi what do I need to record video at night? I've googled all over but can't
    seem to come up with what to ask for .
    reqluq, Feb 15, 2008
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  2. It is not a simple question.
    Can you tell us what you want to shoot ,
    what kind of camera you want to use, and
    what is your epected quality (what you want
    to use the video for)?
    Richard Crowley, Feb 18, 2008
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    Rick Merrill Guest

    Sony has "super nightshot" that is amazing for it's low light
    capture - just don't expect it to be in color!-)
    Rick Merrill, Feb 18, 2008
  4. Aren't those the ones that could reputedly "see through clothing"?
    I thought Sony did a recall on some models because of this
    embarassing performance. :)
    Right. But the OP provided no information at all about what
    he is trying to do. So we don't know whether he is trying to
    collect evidence on a cheating spouse, or shooting a feature
    film in a cave?
    Richard Crowley, Feb 18, 2008
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    Rick Merrill Guest

    let's assume he's monitoring night crime for the FBI ...
    Rick Merrill, Feb 18, 2008
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    reqluq Guest

    Thanks for the response .. I want to record a band using a normal video cam
    at night..I need the bright portable (hand held) light to record them.. It's
    just an amateur shoot for fun..but need a light so it doesn't come out dark
    reqluq, Feb 19, 2008
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    nnJ Guest

    Have the band spend a few bucks and rent some par cans with disco gels or
    something cheap and easy for the night.
    Just enough to light each member.
    Will make a HUGE difference in the end.
    nnJ, Feb 19, 2008
  8. ...
    Absolutely. I can't imagine how any kind of portable or
    hand-held light would make any difference in the video.
    It doesn't even seem worth the experiment, IMHO.
    Richard Crowley, Feb 19, 2008
  9. Well, you can have a lot of fun with some china-balls on a stick :) Plus
    you can put 12V halogens in them, fed from a battery and you're quite


    Martin Heffels, Feb 20, 2008
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    reqluq Guest

    No I want something that I will use ..please ..a portable spotlight
    reqluq, Feb 22, 2008
  11. Do you really want to make everyone look like an
    animal caught in the headlights? Think about it.
    Richard Crowley, Feb 22, 2008
  12. Who knows ;-)

    A bit of 216 might prevent that though....

    Martin Heffels, Feb 22, 2008
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