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Shooting videos in Low Light

Discussion in 'Filmmaking' started by Lobbamobba, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Lobbamobba

    Lobbamobba Mu-43 Veteran

    May 15, 2013
    In the eight part of my series on using the bmpcc I talk about lowlight but the principle applies to all cameras.
    They keys to lowlight shooting is aperture, iso, shutter speed (even tough I advise against using it) and sensor size.
    But what most people forget is the codec.

    The short story is, a small sensor with a good codec can beat a larger sensor, a larger aperture and/or a higher ISO in a lowlight shootout.
    But most importantly, why shoot in the dark? and if so Why make it bright?

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