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Originally posted by Superiorraw
Thank you so much mate for this advice.
Firstly regarding T'E's - I really dont want to go into this just yet, as I am still practicing alot with the current camera I have.
Secondly Tripod. The one I have is very light, whilst it is fantastic for movability getting around, i've noticed it does tend to be too easy to move, one slight bad movement with the foot or hand and it would send my shot out of place. The legs feel as though they are made of tinfoil
Now onto the Night Vision thing. I definately need to look at recording in night time mode. The colour night vision i am unsure of what manual settings I can apply.
I know that under manual settings I can still use a night time scene mode that doesn't reduce the shutter speed, so perhaps this would be a better way forward at some point?
I'm still really getting used to all the features and just practicing with it. I want to do like suggested and get used to it so much that everything becomes second nature to me, both at night time and in daytime.
I know this next question is totally unrelated, but I think i saw an Iridium Flare the other night while out looking into the sky, can you recommend any good high quality footage so that I could compare it with what I might of seen?
Thanks again for keeping a tab on this thread and being here to answer my questions.
Originally posted by Superiorraw
Firstly. I want to apologise I have had a number of obstacles to overcome. I am soon to be moving house and i've been so busy on ebay selling stuff i dont want to take with me, i've also been helping my dad out at the new house getting it ready for the move. (we already have the keys).
Secondly I stopped practicing and recording with the Panasonic SD60 because of these reasons and mainly because if I did capture something, I can't show it anyone. My brother broke the only hardware capable of sync'ing with my HDC (my mums Laptop). My pc and the older pc arent' capable at taking the videos from the Panasonic SD60 and neither is my mums netbook.
So my plan is to use the money from selling on ebay and get myself a new pc/desktop. Alot of my hobbies are going to be cut down to size (already have done this) and moving into the new house will give me a fresh start and alot of spare time to do 2 things. Job hunt, and practice with my videocamera and spend more time on here.
All in good time of course. I'd like to refer back to Chrlz and ask that he checked the 2 Youtube videos I sent him about Iridium flares? I did send a reply to your PM but i never got anything back mate? Was that footage taken by those users Iridium Flares?
I'm trying to rule out several sightings by both me and my brother during the hours of midnight to 2am. on numerous occasions we've seen similar objects to those on Youtube. So if those on Youtube aren't iridium flares or satellites.. what are they? If you need me to resend or post up the footage here please ask.
I'll try and drop by again at some point on Sunday night, i'm away from Manchester on Friday and doubt i'll get chance to check this thread until i get back.
If anyone here has any tech/questions or wants advice please post up and keep this thread going, I'm sure it can serve its purpose to you just like it has done with me. I'm hoping to have my new desktop before christmas.
Originally posted by ankaka
Speaking of low light situations I've walked into stores that sell loads of different hd camcorders and compared how they do in low light by covering the lens with a folded up piece of paper.