[Req] Some advice on how to make videos on the snow

Discussion in 'Kodak (Eastman Kodak)' started by RedAlert, Jan 28, 2010.

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  1. RedAlert

    RedAlert New Member

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    Hi everybody,
    I own a Kodak zx1 pocketcam that I mainly use on my hiking trips. It is a consumer very essential point-and-shoot cam with no special manual controls. It works fine in most situations. However it gave me a really tough time the first time I made a video on a bright sunny day on the snow.
    Clearly the lack of manual white balance and exposure controls is badly felt.
    Here is the video I'm talking about:
    http://www.vimeo.com/9014097
    I tried to make some color corrections in post but with limited results. Basically the snow "blows up" on many occasions (halfway down into the video).
    Probably a polarizer filter would have helped (though I don't know if they exist for this cam).
    Is there anything I can do (in the future) to prevent such overexposure (besides buying a more professional cam LOL)?
    Thanks to anybody who will reply.
    Mike
     
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    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Sorry for my late thanks, Andy but I just found out the ban has been lifted (it took a while).
    Meanwhile I ordered a polarizing filter that fits the zx1. I don't know if it's going to work but since it's very cheap it's a no brainer.
    Mike
     
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