lighting

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

  1. reqluq

    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 .
    tia
    req
     
    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
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  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
    req
     
    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
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  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
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  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
    portable.

    cheers

    -martin-
     
    Martin Heffels, Feb 20, 2008
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    reqluq Guest

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

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

    -m-
     
    Martin Heffels, Feb 22, 2008
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    reqluq Guest

    test
     
    reqluq, Jul 14, 2008
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