first of all, using a t3i with kit lens and a glidecam, mostly doing followcams and shots in the park.
i've had my camera for a few months now and so far i've been shooting video in auto mode. this has produced some pretty passable shots along with some pretty good shots. however, i was starting to get a little annoyed at how hit or miss auto can be, as sometimes it some pretty weird settings. so i decided to try shooting in manual mode today. i metered every few runs and adjusted the aperture to suit, leaving the shutter speed locked in at 125 (shooting at 60 fps)(aperture was typically getting pretty high, f/12-16). i had set the iso to auto in hopes that this would adjust to changing conditions if it needed to. also note that every time i metered, iso was at 100.
anyways, this setup definitely didn't work out for me too great. some of the footage turned out ok, but a lot of it was really blown out and over-exposed. i feel like the problem was that when the shot got brighter at all, there was no way for the camera to compensate for it, since the iso was already rock bottom, and shutter speed and aperture were locked in. in hindsight, i feel like it might have worked better if i had originally metered with the iso at 200 or 400 so that there could be some adjustablilty in both directions without going to too high of an iso and getting a lot of noise.
anyways, how do you guys set your exposure when doing followcams in the park? do you use auto? manual? if so how do you achieve the correct exposure when doing follow cams or panning shots? thanks for reading