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any advice of why my camcorder blurs in night mode
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acejase80



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:36 am    Post subject: any advice of why my camcorder blurs in night mode Reply with quote

Hello

I have a sony handycam dcr-dvd110e which is excellent value for me and useful for what i need it for which is doing glass divination. The only thing is when i am filming in night mode which is when i use it most it tends to blur abit when focusing on our hands. i am using a tripod with it so its not me shaking lol can anyone tell me why this is or how i can stop it ? is it because not enough ir light or just because its not very good lol if anyone knows of a better night mode camcorder for a budget of no more then 250 please let me know..

thank you
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mrx3010



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try changing the zoom or backing the cam up a bit from the subject.
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project-reveal



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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes sounds the like auto focus is playing up, For to fix it.. Aim at the floor, and move slow up..

Normaly this happend when people move the camera to fast, Or the lense needs a clean. :) :D
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Iain Lawrence



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem you are having is as above, but you could do with an Illuminator..about 50 from Ebay...Whats happening is the auto focus is struggling. Another thing you can do (if your camera will let you ) is pop it to manual focus. It appears that what you are doing is at a fixed focus point. So you should be ok with manual focus. Hope this was of help.
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D B Sweeney



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Won't an Illuminator zap the ghosts?. In any low light situation the autofocus will struggle and invariably not lock onto a well defined area for which it will calculate the overall focus.

A tripod won't remedy this although I'd always advocate a tripod in most investigative situations. mrx3010 gives excellent advice - the more light that the lens sends to the CCD chip then the more likely you'll get a lock and a focus.

DB
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Iain Lawrence



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zap the ghost lmao...thats funny, I know what you mean. Well if it was on full, yes it would, but Sony illuminators have a variable dial so you can turn the illumunation down to an exceptable level. They are worth every penny. Thanks for the input .
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D B Sweeney



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There seems to be a huge misconception that ghosts only appear in the dark. This is just not true. The only reason why a higher incidence of paranormal activity is reported in low light conditions is simply because people make perceptual errors more easily where the low light/darkness is responsible for the witnesses flawed perception.

It's that simple. I've yet to hear a good reason why darkness is the preferred time for supernatural activity. Anyone care to enlighten me Very Happy ?

DB
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Iain Lawrence



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you being seriouse? The only reason people see more anomalys in the dark is because they don't show up in the light? If they are there, they will be there anytime. There are many events which constantly occure..I actualy can't be botherd to reply to this line of argument, its silly.
Its like saying theres no fish unless you catch one because you can't see them underwater?
Are you actualy interested in the paranormal or do you just like to be contravercial.
Sorry to be off but its running thin a bit now..
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JonPIPS



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

D B Sweeney wrote:
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It's that simple. I've yet to hear a good reason why darkness is the preferred time for supernatural activity. Anyone care to enlighten me Very Happy ?

DB


Less traffic /background noise.Less chance of interfering with day to day running of household or buisness or location being investigated?
Its not neccesarily a better time for supernatural activity..just a better time to study it.
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D B Sweeney



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iain Lawrence wrote:
Are you being seriouse? The only reason people see more anomalys in the dark is because they don't show up in the light? If they are there, they will be there anytime. There are many events which constantly occure..I actualy can't be botherd to reply to this line of argument, its silly.
Its like saying theres no fish unless you catch one because you can't see them underwater?
Are you actualy interested in the paranormal or do you just like to be contravercial.
Sorry to be off but its running thin a bit now..


Oh dear I missed this one Very Happy
First off - I am being serious but when I'm joking I'll usually say 'only joking' just so as you know in future.

If they are there, they will be there anytime.
So by that logic a headless chain clanking ghost that has been seen numerous times walking down the corridor of Lancaster Castle during the hours of darkness is just as likely to be observed just after lunchtime sauntering down the very same brightly lit corridor?.

There are many events which constantly occure
Care to name a few sure fire guaranteed ghost events that constantly occur - tip: I'd be careful how you use the word 'constantly'.

I actualy can't be botherd to reply to this line of argument, its silly.
You've already replied to it and you only think it's silly because you disagree with it, that's akin to putting your fingers in your ears and going 'La,la,la I can't hear you!'.

Its like saying theres no fish unless you catch one because you can't see them underwater?
Totally irrelevant and invalid comparison - we know fish exist and we know water exists and water impairs vision - simples.

Are you actualy interested in the paranormal or do you just like to be contravercial.
I'm interested in the truth Iain, in getting to the facts behind what people are all too readily attributing to the paranormal. If you see logical questioning and putting forward more realistic explanations as being controversial then IMO you have a problem with your understanding of what the paranormal is.

Sorry to be off but its running thin a bit now..
No need to apologise, you're entitled to your opinion but if it's running a bit thin it could be something you ate and you should really see your Doctor Wink Only joking.

DB
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D B Sweeney



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not neccesarily a better time for supernatural activity..just a better time to study it.

Nearly every ghost themed TV show from Most Haunted to TAPS has a number of scenes where the 'investigators' walk around a darkened place, invariably during the hours of darkness looking for ghosts.

Purposely conducting an investigation in the dark is the equivalent of tying an anvil to a marathon runner's foot - Think about it: if you are trying to identify an unknown object, is it better to look for it under bright lights and the optimal lighting conditions or in the dark?.
There are few other objects or entities on earth that anyone would think are better observed in darkness instead of light so why would ghosts be any different?.

Humans are very much visual creatures and our eyes need light to distinguish what we see with them - within reason the more light the better. Darkness or poor light by definition severely restricts the amount of information going into the eyes. Searching at night and in the dark puts investigators at an immediate and obvious disadvantage in trying to identify and understand what's going on in a given location.

While some report ghosts as glowing figures many report them as shadows or dark entities as Jon@PIPS full spectrum pic illustrates.
Searching a dark room for a shadowy figure is an exercise in futility. Unless a ghost or entity has been specifically and repeatedly reported or photographed emitting light, there's no valid logical reason that investigators would work literally (and figuratively) in the dark.

If the purpose of an investigation is to get spooky ambiguous footage then by all means investigate in the dark. If the purpose is to scientifically search for evidence of ghosts, investigate in the best possible lighting conditions.

DB

Sources: Scientific Paranormal Investigation: Benjamin Radford
Pseudoscience and the Paranormal: Terence Hines
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JonPIPS



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not knocking daylight investigations,in fact we have done a few of them.(and got some results!)
In fact,alot of places we have investigated have claims which occur during daylight or at sunrise or sunset.
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D B Sweeney



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Jon there will be less interference during the night but that brings it's own problems such as sounds carrying etc. Ideally the main thorough investigation should IMO be done during the day with a token investigation done to check and cross reference the data gathered during the day. I wasn't being critical of your methods specifically.

DB
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JonPIPS



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Humans are very much visual creatures and our eyes need light to distinguish what we see with them - within reason the more light the better.


I find when in a darkened area people tend to focus more,senses are heightened,voices lower and the anvil becomes a pair of handmade leather running shoes.
The nightvision should take care of the `capture of evidence` as the camera is not at a disavantage.
There is no right and wrong,its what each group or person feels works for them.IMO Very Happy
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