I have a Panasonic HDC-HS700 camera that I am using to record indoor office scenes. The scenes are illuminated predominantly by fluoro lighting, with little natural light, however there are substantial lighting variations between corridors and offices/cubicles.
So far, my recordings contain a fair amount of image noise. The video will be processed using image processing and computer vision techniques, so I need to keep image noise to an absolute minimum for the algorithms to work best. However, upstream noise removal (i.e. within the recording process itself) is much more desirable than downstream noise reduction (i.e. image processing algorithms).
I am a novice when it comes to video production, so I am unfamiliar with the "tricks of the trade". What is the best approach (and/or camera settings) to minimise image noise given my recording scenario?