I'm going to sound like a total n00b in this post but it's something that I've never really addressed and it's beginning to annoy me. I shoot on a Sony HDR FX1E Handycam and get quite a bit of overexposure in my footage. I have fiddled with the f/stop and shutter speed and can't seem to rectify it. I'm not interested in fixing it in post; I'd just like to know the proper in-camera techniques to prevent overexposure. I'm good at what I do but simple technical errors such as these are kind of hindering my progression as a filmmaker. Here are some examples: [image=http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/darthvader1025/Screenshot2011-12-29at201933.png] The background is overexposed. [image=http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/darthvader1025/Screenshot2011-12-29at202045.png] Obvious overexposure on his face. [image=http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u131/darthvader1025/Screenshot2011-12-29at202138.png] The "Kill for cash" document is 100% white. As you can see, overexposure is present in all three shots. What should I have done to prevent that?