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18:33 CST :: 8/03/2011

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Hey guys.  I like to take a lot of videos, and in the past, I've played at arcades that're rather lit so this has never been an issue.  Now the arcade I play in is kind of dark.  So here's the dillemma.

I can have the camera autofocus the screen and get really good screen quality (IE can see the stepchart) like in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KUbtIoug-0
The downside to this is, I of course can't see anything else (me!)

Alternatively, I can have it focus not-the-screen and get videos like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SzgVfzyASg
where the screen is blindingly unable to be seen, but you can see everything else.

I'm using a Canon G12, which is an amazingly good hand-held point and shoot, but I just don't know if there's anything I can do to get this so I can have the best of both video quality worlds.

Anyone keen with cameras to help me with this issue?

01:15 CST :: 8/04/2011

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I don't think it's possible to make screen and player seen together in same time in usual arcade circumstances. Player will need more light while not getting it on screen, because screen has light as itself.
It's better to focus on screen IMO.

05:06 CST :: 8/04/2011

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Quote (4yVak @ 14:15 CST :: 8/04/2011)
I don't think it's possible to make screen and player seen together in same time in usual arcade circumstances. Player will need more light while not getting it on screen, because screen has light as itself.
It's better to focus on screen IMO.

Except that he plays Single charts, take vids from both screen and player separately, then cut off (not trim) the unneeded parts in both vids and then merge them into one video. :D

But in this case he'll have to get 2 cameras simultaneously or play the same chart twice. :indifferent:


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05:23 CST :: 8/04/2011

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Quote (ExK2238 @ 18:06 CST :: 8/03/2011)
But in this case he'll have to get 2 cameras simultaneously or play the same chart twice. :indifferent:

and the results could be different.

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07:24 CST :: 8/04/2011

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This isn't exactly related to PIU, and someone who's specifically more camera-savvy might be able to help you out more than others, so I'm moving it to the Lounge.

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11:40 CST :: 8/04/2011

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You might be able to temporarily tape a piece of window tint over the screen. It help keep the two different lighting situations closer together, although it might be annoying to play. In a dark room it might still be possible though. Your other option would be to bring a light in. You could get something at Ritz camera for pretty cheap. You would need a tripod and studio light. You could probably get a setup for about $90.

16:47 CST :: 8/04/2011

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At that point, it seems to be more hassle than it's worth, not to mention I already feel slightly embarrassed videoing myself in a very populated arcade area to begin with.

I appreciate the help anyways, guys!

01:06 CST :: 8/06/2011

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You can buy a video light like this one to brighten the area: http://www.amazon.com/Sima-SL....&sr=8-3

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