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01-31-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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K5 low light video on youtube



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Love this!
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Beautiful video. Thanks for posting this.
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Very nice but this was already posted quite awhile back.

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I just tried the movie mode (full hd) with a Sigma 10-20 F8 in a reasonably well lit room and the quality was complete crap. Very noisy, in fact my mobile phone takes better vids.
So I am obviously missing something here, what am I doing wrong?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ozlizard Quote
I just tried the movie mode (full hd) with a Sigma 10-20 F8 in a reasonably well lit room and the quality was complete crap. Very noisy, in fact my mobile phone takes better vids.
So I am obviously missing something here, what am I doing wrong?
I probably wouldn't shoot at f8, you are forcing your camera to use its highest iso available when shooting the video, where your depth of field would probably be fine even at f4 with that lens.

This video is mostly actually composed of time lapse photography, I don't think the video mode was used for most of it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
This video is mostly actually composed of time lapse photography, I don't think the video mode was used for most of it.
I'm not sure, they are some sequences wich are at "normal speed"... and i make no quality differences between the 2 kinds.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
This video is mostly actually composed of time lapse photography, I don't think the video mode was used for most of it.
Only about half of it is time-lapse. The rest is all normal video.

It's pretty easy to tell which ones are the time-lapse shots and which are not. If the motion alone wasn't enough to give it away, the ferris wheel with the clock is in every single time-lapse shot (and in two normal video shots), as well as him using a slight "zoom out" technique in all of them too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I probably wouldn't shoot at f8, you are forcing your camera to use its highest iso available when shooting the video, where your depth of field would probably be fine even at f4 with that lens.
I have the ISO locked at 80. Considering it is HD I expected it to be very good, so was perplexed as to why it was so bad. I'm not blaming the camera, it's probably me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ozlizard Quote
I just tried the movie mode (full hd) with a Sigma 10-20 F8 in a reasonably well lit room and the quality was complete crap. Very noisy, in fact my mobile phone takes better vids.
So I am obviously missing something here, what am I doing wrong?
what ahppens is that the K5 doesnt have manual controls and it is adjusting the ISO automatically, giving you bad results...
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Well it looks great. Wonder if it is for the timelaps part video-frames or normal shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gybp Quote
what ahppens is that the K5 doesnt have manual controls and it is adjusting the ISO automatically, giving you bad results...
Even if the iso is set to 80?
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Well it looks great. Wonder if it is for the timelaps part video-frames or normal shots.
In one of his other videos he states that for the time lapses he uses interval shooting (medium resolution JPEGs, 3072x2048), and puts them together in Quicktime to produce a high resolution (same resolution as the JPEGs) sequence. He then edits the file in Adobe Premiere to produce the 1080p file and where he also does the "zoom" effect.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ozlizard Quote
Even if the iso is set to 80?
Please read the manual. In video mode you have no control over ISO, the camera is automatically adjusting it during recording. That's the only way to maintain proper exposure during recording if you fix the aperture (don't let the camera change aperture).

From the manual:
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The sensitivity is fixed to [AUTO]
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