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Hello dear professionals. I seriously need your help to advice me what settings I need to make to produce a video with dark mode phone that text and white elements would not be too bright and dark would not be too dark.

I have canon EOS 77D. Setting are:25; frames 1/50 shutter; F6.3 Aperture; ISO 400

enter image description here This is the best balance I got so far, but I am not amazed by this result at all. What would you say/advice me to improve to get better looks?

I can't get any greys on the screen visible. If i increase the iso or try to increase brightness, the text will be very glarring and way too shining. I try to understand how settings were to shoot a video like in this review video you can see here https://youtu.be/uKk5DTjuJhY?t=520

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Greys are still visible while text is not shining too much.


Here is the final video preview

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I decresased brightness on the phone and in the environment. Increased ISO. Then in premiere cleaned grain/noise with neat video plug in.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Does this answer your question? How to best take a picture of a screen, like a computer monitor, with a phone camera? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 17, 2021 at 19:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ Hi and welcome to Photo.SE! While your question is about making a video, the underlying question seems to be about exposing a (glossy) device screen. I've suggested a similar question above. If the answers there don't help, please edit your question to indicate what was not working for you, then people can come up with more suitable answers. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 17, 2021 at 19:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hi there! thanks a lot. Will try to specify the question! \$\endgroup\$ Nov 17, 2021 at 19:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ What about it isn't up to expectation? The blacks are almost dead zeroes black & the whites are up in the 240s. That's pretty much full gamut. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 17, 2021 at 19:46
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    \$\begingroup\$ @scottbb I'm of the strong opinion this question is only tangentally about video and is "relevant to still photography." The fact that some of us can barely make out the grey box around "B817 35014" on the phone's screen in the still frame grab, while others can't see it enough to understand the question is prima facia evidence that it applies to still images. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Nov 19, 2021 at 5:10

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In the phone's accessibility settings there should be the ability to set the font size and the choice of high or normal contrast. Combine those settings with a manual screen brightness setting to get the phone to balance with the background exposure. I.e. set your exposure for the grey BG first.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Oh thanks! I found it very helpful tip! Will definitely try this and let see. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 17, 2021 at 21:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think when the OP speaks of 'grey background they're talking about the slightly greyer than black box around the text "B817 35014" on the screen, not the background in the room behind the phone? \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Nov 19, 2021 at 5:11

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