Best Camcorder for Archival Footage in Low Light

TheatreMissJ

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I'm looking for suggestions for camcorders that do well with recording in low light/theatrical stage lighting. I'm hoping to find one that will not blur or white out the screen during lighting shifts or spot lit actors. Does anyone use a camcorder to record their shows or have any suggestions that might fit the bill? Thanks!
 

Jay Ashworth

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I'm looking for suggestions for camcorders that do well with recording in low light/theatrical stage lighting. I'm hoping to find one that will not blur or white out the screen during lighting shifts or spot lit actors. Does anyone use a camcorder to record their shows or have any suggestions that might fit the bill? Thanks!
You'll need, at best, one with a Highlight/Backlight switch, which you can switch to Highlight.

Alternatively, one you can set the exposure on entirely manually.

That will require at *least* a prosumer camcorder or camera, if not one in what we lyrically call the lens-falls-off class.

Standalone cameras will be *easier* to get manual iris on.
 

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You might have better luck with the camera separate from the recorder. Also, newer cameras with HDR (High Dynamic Range) of color can handle greater variances in light.
 

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Sony has a couple in the prosumer range as well.
 
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