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David Wallimann
post Feb 8 2008, 02:42 PM
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Hi everyone,
I really want to improve my video quality.
The darkness and lack of light is very frustrating and I don't know what to do to improve.

I record during the daylight with all windows opened and all lights on.
I have tried some heavy duty work lights bought at the home depot, but it didn't help at all.

I don't know what to do. I am so frustrated.

Any help? I am willing to invest into some lights (not too expensive). Do you guys have ideas?
Could the background be an issue? I use black because it looks professional..

Any suggestions would be welcome!


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Kristofer Dahl
post Feb 8 2008, 02:46 PM
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Great topic David! biggrin.gif

In this lesson you had pretty good quality:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...r-style-lesson/

Do you remember what your settings were?


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Muris Varajic
post Feb 8 2008, 02:51 PM
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Day light is greatest for sure.
However sometimes I record during evening and here's my light setup add.
-2x70watts lamps from ceiling
-50watts smooth lamp pointing at the neck(headstock)
-50watts heavy lamp pointing at body
-light neon lamp(maybe 20watts) aiming at fingerboard

It's kind a party,I know laugh.gif


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post Feb 8 2008, 02:57 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Feb 8 2008, 08:46 AM) *
Great topic David! biggrin.gif

In this lesson you had pretty good quality:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...r-style-lesson/

Do you remember what your settings were?


Hmmm.. I can't remember, I think I've been using the same settings all the time.
The lighting isn't as bright here as opposed to this one:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...e-lesson2-lead/

I think I'm gonna go shop for lightings today...
Does anyone know what kind of light I need?
Soft? Fluorescant?


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post Feb 8 2008, 02:58 PM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 8 2008, 08:51 AM) *
Day light is greatest for sure.
However sometimes I record during evening and here's my light setup add.
-2x70watts lamps from ceiling
-50watts smooth lamp pointing at the neck(headstock)
-50watts heavy lamp pointing at body
-light neon lamp(maybe 20watts) aiming at fingerboard

It's kind a party,I know laugh.gif



Haha!
Party on!
Yeah, I'm definitally missing ceiling lights.
I don't have any at all here...


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Muris Varajic
post Feb 8 2008, 02:58 PM
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QUOTE (Wallimann @ Feb 8 2008, 02:57 PM) *
Hmmm.. I can't remember, I think I've been using the same settings all the time.
The lighting isn't as bright here as opposed to this one:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...e-lesson2-lead/

I think I'm gonna go shop for lightings today...
Does anyone know what kind of light I need?
Soft? Fluorescant?


I use mostly "table" lamps,smaller and easier to arrange.


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post Feb 8 2008, 03:06 PM
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Hi David,
I started to use a 500w halogen lamp like this one

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in my last lesson, without the grid.
I've paid around 9 euro for it.

I will experiment adding some other lights to avoid shadows.


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post Feb 8 2008, 03:07 PM
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QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Feb 8 2008, 03:06 PM) *
Hi David,
I started to use a 500w halogen lamp like this one

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in my last lesson, without the grid.
I've paid around 9 euro for it.

I will experiment adding some other lights to avoid shadows.


Wow,that IS lot of power,nice price tho.
Is it hot too much around it?


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post Feb 8 2008, 03:19 PM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 8 2008, 03:07 PM) *
Wow,that IS lot of power,nice price tho.
Is it hot too much around it?


I've purchased this lamp in a big store, discount price.
It's quite hot... yes.
Right now it's not a problem. I record my lesson in my private rehearsal room/studio and during the winter it's quite cold here.
I will tell you something different in the next months biggrin.gif


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post Feb 8 2008, 03:21 PM
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QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Feb 8 2008, 03:19 PM) *
I've purchased this lamp in a big store, discount price.
It's quite hot... yes.
Right now it's not a problem. I record my lesson in my private rehearsal room/studio and during the winter it's quite cold here.
I will tell you something different in the next months biggrin.gif


laugh.gif Summer in the city,I use a towel during hot months,there's a hint laugh.gif



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post Feb 8 2008, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Feb 8 2008, 09:06 AM) *
Hi David,
I started to use a 500w halogen lamp like this one

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in my last lesson, without the grid.
I've paid around 9 euro for it.

I will experiment adding some other lights to avoid shadows.


Thanks Jerry,
That's exactly the lamp I bought too a while back.. But I had to return it.. It didn't make much difference...


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post Feb 8 2008, 03:32 PM
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QUOTE (Jerry Arcidiacono @ Feb 8 2008, 03:06 PM) *
Hi David,
I started to use a 500w halogen lamp like this one

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in my last lesson, without the grid.
I've paid around 9 euro for it.

I will experiment adding some other lights to avoid shadows.

I use a lamp like this as well! smile.gif


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post Feb 8 2008, 03:38 PM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 8 2008, 03:21 PM) *
laugh.gif Summer in the city,I use a towel during hot months,there's a hint laugh.gif


and what about an air fan? You can add some "Steve-Vai-hairs-effect" to your lessons biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Wallimann @ Feb 8 2008, 03:26 PM) *
Thanks Jerry,
That's exactly the lamp I bought too a while back.. But I had to return it.. It didn't make much difference...


Sounds strange...


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post Feb 8 2008, 03:40 PM
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I tried a construction lamp but didn't have much success (except I managed to heat the apartment).

I came to the conlcusion that the light that gave me good quality was "white" light (produced by desktop/office halogen lamp, not so expensive either) as opposed to the "yellow" one produced by the construction lamp.

But somewhere I got the advise to place something in front of the construction lamp as a light filter - the kind of paper used for bakery in the oven (don't know the word). I haven't tried it though - and be careful to not start a fire though! blink.gif


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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Feb 8 2008, 03:40 PM) *
I haven't tried it though - and be careful to not start a fire though! blink.gif


Yeah,halogen lamps are quite good,I must get more of them.
And I don't like the tune "There's a fire in the house" btw biggrin.gif


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Ok, I just got back from a photograph here.
We talked quite a while and he gave me a good adress to get pro lights.
I went there and they were very nice.
They told me to call this other guy next week.
He's a photograph and he happens to be a guitarist too. Perfect combination!
I'll talk to him next week and get what I need.
I'm expecting major improvement sometime next week! :-)


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post Feb 8 2008, 06:47 PM
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Sounds great David,fingers crossed!!! smile.gif


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What camera do you use David ? Try playing with exposure values on it o get the more light in?


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QUOTE (Muris @ Feb 8 2008, 02:51 PM) *
Day light is greatest for sure.
However sometimes I record during evening and here's my light setup add.
-2x70watts lamps from ceiling
-50watts smooth lamp pointing at the neck(headstock)
-50watts heavy lamp pointing at body
-light neon lamp(maybe 20watts) aiming at fingerboard

It's kind a party,I know laugh.gif


Let's Dace Muris laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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I use that 500W as well. Walli if you don't have money for a pro light difuser, just buy this cheap 500W halogen can, and you can point it in the wall and let the wall difuse the light. Two of this pointed in oposite walls will make your room shine.


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