Originally Posted by Verge2
No that's an actual fade to black picture in my home theater room, taken with a iphone 3gs. It's so dark the iphone cannot even register anything.
Basically i'm saying, screw led lights.
Yeah, that just means your camera has a poor and small sensor, unless you are using a CRT projector, which wouldn't register with any camera or the human eye. lol. The human eye is far more sensitive than either of our cameras when it comes to seeing a fade to black.
BTW, for the record....I had to bump up the brightness about 20-30 points to keep it from recording a solid black image like you did. For the camera to see a fade to black the way my own eyes did at the correct brightness setting I had to bump it up to the point where it was a very bright medium gray. Recording a pitch black image is not reality though, so that is pointless if I took it and said "Look! My fade to black is so dark my camera can't register anything! Wow...that is so black!"......All that means is the camera's sensor sensitivity sucks compared to the human eye's sensitivity. Obviously, that would be a ridiculous test if I showed a totally black image without back lighting that is not representing the reality of what I see compared to with the LED lights being used.
The point here was to show a real world difference, not prove that a camera with a can't see a fade to black at the correct brightness setting because it has a poor sensor compared to the human eye. Both blacks would end up looking near equal except one without lights in the shot. Again, not reality. Not saying you have to use LED lights, but some find tests like this to be interesting.