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I shot video with an Equinox HD 8 and a Sony FX7 in an indoor swimming pool with lights above it and it was heated. My video came out grainy. It should be crystal clear HD video. Will I have better results in a lake or ocean if the water is clear. Please advise. Thanks Dave

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You may already know this but I will give you a bit of background first.

What causes grain in video is called "gain" Essentially it increses the charge on your sensor to allow more light to be recoded.

To eliminate this turn off auto gain on your camera and set your gain to 0db.

Ensure your iris is fully open.

If your exposure in the pool is too dark then you will have to increase your gain. However in my experience when you get into the lake/ocean you will have more than enough light.

the fx7 is a good camera and you are correct it should be crystal clear. Play with your settings out of the pool and get used to how all the setting work.

Hope that helps

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