VIDEO CAMERA ADVICE ?

Discussion in 'Paddling Photography' started by datakoll, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. datakoll

    datakoll Paddler

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    Finally, time for video. I'm photographing grackles with a Canon SX 10 Zoom bought 2007. The processor (?) does not allow enough exposure or color reception to illuminate the black bird against a sky intensity.

    Would the best of kayak use able video cameras work with that contrast problem ? Is there a helmet adaptable with available zoom ?

    I'm planning an Alaska trip for humpback whales. Follow with blue whales off Catalina.

    Camera suggestions ? Links ?
     
  2. datakoll

    datakoll Paddler

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    How is acceptable exposure for the imaged subject managed with your equipment ? For example, a whale on a bright water background ? Or a dark bird on a bright sky ?

    The Canon SX10is used here for video has Manual Focus. So far still and video MF asks me to guess at the desired range by setting the processor and +/- slider with a still shot into a darker or brighter area than the intended subject then proceeding to using the slider on the subject image.
     
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    datakoll Paddler

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    Now I understand manual focus is MANUAL FOCUS. The light meter does not adapt to a full light spectrum from dark to dazzling. Are kayak video users setting exposure aiming the unit at a dark area then adjusting ?

    This link explained the procedure.

    http://community.spiritofphotography.co ... hp?page=23