I'm now on day three or four with the HMC-150...
I read the manual for weeks leading up to buying it, and I've been following this forum very carefully. All I've shot is PH 720/60p...
The noise on this camera is significant -- way more significant than the worst of all moments of HDV. My footage doesn't come close to as nice as some of the sample stuff posted -- in fact, it's so awful that I can't imagine that my camera is from the same planet as the one that gets all these glowing reviews.
QUESTION: Is there some standard, basic, general thing that I'm missing? OR -- it is possible I have a defective camera?
In other words -- I'm looking for a second opinion before I return it to B&H.
I'm grateful for your thoughts.
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12-31-2008 06:23 PM
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12-31-2008 09:15 PM
There are a number of settings that can increase noise.
High detail levels can increase noise.
High V detail levels can increase noise.
Low detail coring can increase noise.
All of the above work with or against each other along with gamma and the matrix setting and your lighting.
Before you return the camera try some different scene files and try different detail, gamma and coring settings.
After all of that you may find that this is not the camera for you but I think you'll find some settings that will give you the look you like for different lightings.D600, 7D | CS-6 | Dell m6500 - Windows 7 Pro 64bit
12-31-2008 10:29 PM
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- May 2008
what camera did you come from before the HMC?
01-01-2009 01:47 AM
Also, the master pedestal affects perceived noise tremendously. Drop it a bit!"I'd like to say that I've never come across two know nothing pretenders on the weird wide web before, but unfortunately it's all too common and is exactly why, according to the last government survey, only 5% of all internet users ever use forums or chats. And it's exactly why I'm done with this one. You two really need to get jobs and out of your mother's basements. You can't fix stupid. And I don't have time for stupid." -swoopie
01-01-2009 02:27 AM
check the gain switch, is it on? that happened once to me and I got crazy ....... till I realized that it was that switch that was in its highest settting.
Other than that, is DSR on? if not maybe try changing user settings as th others suggested.
01-01-2009 06:57 AM
ALSO guys... the other biggest factor on this is how you are viewing your footage. My del 2405 is a terrible monitor to view video on. Shows noise that isn't there and shows artifacts and macroblocking that aren't there as well. Great comp monitor.. aweful video monitor...
That might be one thing among others suggested. This camera is way cleaner than the old HVX so it's not a noisy cam by comparison... but you do have to tweek it quite a bit.. I still haven't found the settings I"m totally sold on. I did with the HVX and then never touched them again.. I still have a few more weeks or months till I get that with the 150
01-01-2009 07:10 AM
Another issue with this monitor is accurately setting up gamma and color.
If you are running the footage from your computer using DVI, this is digital so there is no additional noise added. I've played back blu-ray movies & high quality HD movies using the DVI input and the image is stunning, very clean.