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Digital zoom settings for Panasonic PV-Gs39

I will be recording a musical production in low light from a distance and would like advice on usinbg the digital settings on the camcorder. Can anyone tell me what would be best to obtain a clear picture? I am not sure whether to keep the digital zoom off or set it on 50x or 1000x.

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Hi, You have a tough one to manage because these cameras were not meant for low lighting situations. I have tried on a few occasions with varying degrees of success. Smaller cameras like these are light hungry; the more the better. But you can try some things. If you have the camera's user manual, go to the secition on "Recording in Special situations". It will tell you how to change your camera to manual focus, and change the auto exposure (AE) to something like spotlight. But you may have to test this. If you had a high-end professional camera you would change the "gain" but this camera doesn't have that feature. Here's a link to the user manual if you don't have it: http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vProdSupportModel?displayTab=R&surfModel=PV-GS9&modelNo=PV-GS9&storeId=15001&catalogId=11017&itemId=68628&displayServiceCenter=true# The stage lights will mess up your auto focus, so it's best to change to manual focus. The stage lights will make the camera continually change focus which wil be very annoying when you view it on the television. In other words, the person you are filming will be in focus for a few seconds, and then the camera will spot something else and focus on that, and then back to the main character again. And again and again. I do not recommend the digital zoom. This creates an interpolated image, in other words, it's the "computer chip" that changes the pixels. The inmage quality won't be very good. Your a camera operator. Get in there and get the footage. : ) You don't have to be rude like the popparazzi, but get as close to the stage as possible. I would recommend testing during a rehearsal if at all possible. That way you can change the settings to get the best possible image, rather than during a live performance. Good luck. Thanks for reviewing me. NewMediaMan

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1.Go to: http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/MiniDV-Camcorders/Drivers-Downloads/model.PV-GS39.D

the above link will take you RIGHT to the web page to download the PV-GS39 Software & Drivers that YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE. But if you have WINDOWS VISTA then you can use the WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER software that is ALREADY PRE-INSTALLED on your PC then you will NOT have to download the software from the above link.

2. You HAVE TO have a: FIREWIRE IEEE 1394 PCMCIA NOTEBOOK CARD. I got mine at: Best Buy for: $53.86 with taxes. the name of this card is: DYNEX FIREWIRE IEEE 1394 PCMCIA NOTEBOOK CARD.

3. You ALSO hae to buy the CORD that connects to the PV-GS39 and the DYNEX FIREWIRE IEEE 1394 PCMCIA NOTEBOOK CARD, the cord costs $36.79 ALSO at Best Buy.

I did ALL 3 of the above and now I'm copying my movies and videos from my tape in my camcorder onto my PC and BURNING the video onto DVD/CD Disks.

If you have any questions, you can email me at: uggyredmonster@comcast.net.

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Hello. I also have the PV-GS39. I had the same problem as you have, here is what I DID to resolve my problem.

1.Go to: http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/MiniDV-Camcorders/Drivers-Downloads/model.PV-GS39.D

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If you have any questions, you can email me at: uggyredmonster@comcast.net.

Sincerely,
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Thats quite a bit of stuff to have downloaded for you and I don't think gmail is going to handle it on one e-mail.

Here is the link to the site that you can get what you need

http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Drivers-and-Downloads/list-Digital+Camcorders

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