Everything began when I experimented in the video mode of the bright bars purple and white with my camera Panasonic FZ35/38. I found very good elements of answers on the forum of DP Review.
The forum messages that help me are there: “FZ35/38 video experiences: severe glare problems.
Here the link for the first post: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1033&message=33114322
and maybe the solution: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1033&message=33313093
So I bought the Panasonic filter DMW-LN46 (a neutral density filter – nd8). This ND filter reduces the amount of incoming light by 1/8 th without affecting color balance.
I take my FZ35 to outdoor on a sunny day near a river. I shot whit and whitout that filter. That was a succes for me! About 90% of improvement. I took my SDCard and put the video clips on Sony Vegas Studio Platinum 9. I made a little film. I hope that will help you if you have some glare problem.
The video of my film: WITH AND WITHOUT PANASONIC FILTER is here on Vimeo:
A small assortment of clips showing the results from using the Deshaker plugin filter from VirtualDub.
(As usual it looks jerky in my browser, but the 10451443.mp4 file from the browser's cache plays as smooth as silk in VLC player... to find it, have a look in the randomly named folders in your MS IE's hidden folder
C:\Users\(yourlogon)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 - in size order makes it easier)
The FZ38's 720p25 AVCHD Lite MTS files load into VirtualDub using simple AviSynth AVS scripts via the FFmpegSource (FFMS2) plugin - all automated by my batch file which calls vdub.exe twice to apply Deshaker passes 1 and 2 and saves each deshaken clip as an MP4V AVI file.
Shot using only a Panasonic FZ28 HD Hybrid cam, a Gorilla Pod and edited the clips together at 50% speed in Sony Vegas.
No colour/gamma correction added or any other fx except the music and start/end fade out.
Music = Panorama Day by Ariake Waveband
Hey if you dont want to stretch to a D90 HDSLR or similar priced camera and not super fussed about film-like Lens DOF, then get an FZ28!! (£210)....or 3 get of them as thats the difference in price from a D90 kit!!! (£650+)
A year on from purchase and still an amazing camera :)