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|Recording Video in the Dark and Using Artistic Filters|
There are plenty of conditions when you're recording video and can not just turn out the lights. For example, my wife and I foster cast cats that are searching homes. One of our foster cats lately birthed 5 kittens, and briefly after they were born, I determined to commence videoing them. Nevertheless, the mom was a semi-feral cat that was already quite grossed out by the whole industry of being arrested and giving birthing. She had hidden in the shelter in a dark corner. Had I commenced beaming lights at her, she believably would have frightened and could have hurt the kitties. And so I had to make the better use of the usable light. The video recording produced by the NightShot depressed light mode was exceedingly jerky and foggy.
Luckily, the camcorder I was taking pictures with has characteristics that can assist making the most of darken lighting. The initial one I examined was the low light mode, that Sony addresses as NightShot. Many vendors have dissimilar names for this characteristic: for instance, Panasonic addresses it as MagicPix. Low light modes act by decelerating the camcorder's shutter speeding to a quarter of a sec, letting the sensors get more light. That decidedly made the video recording brighter, only it looked abominable. The retard shutter speed turned the video recording jerky and exceedingly blurred, which is an actual problem with a subject that acts as quick as a hungry kitty.
Eventually, I determined to try another approach. I set up the camcorder into manual mode, decelerated the shutter velocity, and opened the aperture. That entailed that the camcorder would get as much light as possible, just the video recording would not be unsteady and would still have a bit colour in it.
The video recording this made was still exceedingly dark, but I took it into my personal computer and applied the filters within the video editing program to better it. I applied a mixture of the color correction filter to advance the colour and a noise reduction filter to diminish the consequent noise in the picture. (Additional video editing computer programs have alike filters.) Nevertheless, the consequences were assorted: The video recording had more colour and moves were smooth, just it was really noisy, with random motionless patterns in the gloomier parts.
To be honest, not a single trick I attempted produced peculiarly great consequences; they all looked objectionable in one approach or another. That emphasizes an old maxim of video recording: You cannot substitute light. All of the fine-tuning and footling in the world could never make the video recording look as fine as it would have if I would just added up more light.