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  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    May 9, 2024 at 6:49 pm

    Hey Gareth,

    With kindness:

    Be careful that you don’t spend too much time overthinking this. And in turn miss out on opportunities to make a great video.

    I don’t know the IMO phone, but a quick search shows that at least one of the models has expansion slot for Micro-SD card. So every chance that you’ll never run out of space.

    Two points that might be of interest to you:

    1) What editing software are you using? Blackmagic Resolve Davinci comes with a steep learning curve, but has some great tools including the colour correction and Fusion vfx. If you’re not already using it, you should consider it. As in next point:

    2) If night is a must, there are ways to shoot Day for Night. It is commonly used on productions where the crew need to move at speed to get to the next location. If you search, you can find plenty of tutorials, which might also help you deal with the brightness (“The lights”) in your existing footage.

    I have included one search result here from the BorisFX blog, there is also a BorisFX forum here on the COW. Keep in mind that there are plenty of other ways to do “Day for Night production”.
    If you end up having to use a plug-in, many including BorisFX let you have a free trial, followed a “rent-by-the-month” plan. In other words if you plan your editing, you might be able to do it all in one go.

    Hope that this helps.


  • Gareth Williams

    May 9, 2024 at 9:54 pm

    Shooting in day for night sounds like a good idea for certain things and that Boris FX advice looks interesting.

    I use Adobe Premiere and have access to other Adobe aps through their creative cloud. Blackmagic Resolve Davinci sounds good though! Anyway, I’ll update this thread when I’ve tried out my IMO Android. Thanks again.

  • Ben Balser

    June 19, 2024 at 12:08 pm

    I’m retied TV producer, but we used to use (and I still do on jobs I take here and there) an iPhone 14 Pro Max or later. Shoot ProRes RAW. Fantastic low light, and I’d put that footage up against any other camera in low light. I’m also a musician and have shot many, many night time and indoor concerts.

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