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Sunset video question

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by steele9999, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. steele9999

    Apr 23, 2014
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    I looked around the forum but couldn't find any thing about shooting video of sunsets just stills.

    I've been having a problem that if the camera is set to see the horizon the color of the sky "washes out" and the ground is underexposed. If I tilt the camera down the ground exposure is improved. I know it's a difficult subject. Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Here's a video example.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJMkATK ... g-G1_EmYJw
  2. 4wd


    Mar 31, 2014
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    North York Moors
    With more sophisticated software like adobe premiere you can improve things quite a bit with some of the filters, e.g. shadow/highlight or even just reduce the contrast slightly.

    It's a problem with all cameras and in fact the vision+ doesn't do too badly maintaining some detail in both the bright sky and dark land.
    With more serious cameras you could do a wonderful job with a Neutral Density Graduated glass filter, this is unlikely to ever be a realistic option for the V+
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