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Old September 5th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #16
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some times you have to let the camera heat up for some time before a pixell will glow. also try bumping up the gain. that will bring them out. the relay (unless it was a item on the glass) will have no effect on the block. take the lens off and put the port cap on and leave it on for an hour. then roll some black and run up the gain and look at that footage.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #17
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Thanks Craig....will try that. I normally run the H1 at -3db.

Because of the "dark" location...I might have gone to a 0db setting....

I looked at the other footage....shot after this....and the camera was on ALL day....still no pixel....

Might be in the 0db setting....so I'll look.

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Old September 7th, 2007, 07:21 AM   #18
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That's some really nice footage. Perhaps some day I can have the spare cash to get an adapter myself.

I'm curious about the audio as it's the sound that I'm striving for.

May I ask what microphones you used and/or adjustments you made in post?

Thanks!
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Old September 9th, 2007, 04:01 PM   #19
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Dave,

We used Letrosonics wireless mics, with Sonotrim microphones.
Just hid them on the talent...and no eq in post.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #20
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Well...

I've checked all the settings...at different db settings....that "pixel" isn't present.

Looks like a pixel. Smells like a pixel....but it's not. So...does that mean if there was something on the "glass" that "looks like" a pixel ?

very strange...
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Old September 21st, 2007, 09:22 PM   #21
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I was curious what some quick CC would do for the default H1 settings as I'm considering this camera for myself. I dropped your quicktime into my timeline and a few seconds later.... 'Great Green' really comes to mind.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 11:55 PM   #22
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Thanks Travis !

What's wierd is that's more what it looks like in post....

I don't know why the Avid Adrenaline...washed out....the jpgs.

the spot doesn't look like that....very close to your "color corrected" version...

Cool!
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Old September 27th, 2007, 04:15 PM   #23
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Kevin, do you have any images of your rig? I always love seeing how others configure them.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #24
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nice work

Well done the pics look great.

Travis - well done also, certainly added some punch to what was already some nice frames.


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Old November 27th, 2007, 06:49 AM   #25
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A little late i getting to this, but I've noticed when I use the same setup (mini 35, xl-h1) I will occasionally get the strange lit pixel, I think it might have something to do with a fine piece of dust on the glass, don't know why it reads as a pixel but I've had the strange pixel phenomenon as well, fwiw.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 07:01 AM   #26
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This is something groundglass imaging brings to the surface sometimes.

A camera might have a pixel fault which is likely buried deep enough in relatively sharp highly textured clutter characteristic of the long depth-of-field of 1/3" video to be not noticed.

With large smooth but nevertheless changing colours or tones across bokeh areas, you will more easily observe image defects like hot or dead pixels, banding and electronic noise, which is normally also buried deep in the texture of the image unless the gain is cranked up.

The hairs on the sow's ear have shown up in the silk of the purse. If the pixel has been mapped out by camera techs, it may be that the process is only so good and may rely on fairly defined textures in the image to work. Somebody else more knowing than I on the subject may add to this. Believe that person first as I am no expert.

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Old February 15th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #27
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This is an old post...but I wanted to add something to it again...

We used the adapter 400 series....last week.

After the camera was "warm"...the same pixel that showed up last summer...showed up again. But with the standard 20x lens on...it doesn't.

We were shooting at 0 db in the studio. So...as folks have said...is this just a "feature" of using the adapter...and having the image "smooth"...compaired to a sharper image with the standard lens ?

Or should I have the camera sent back to Canon...to have them map the pixel ?

Thanks....and BTW...I'll post some shots of this...and a small video clip...
Footage looks great...and I used a Cook 18-100 zoom lens.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 07:16 AM   #28
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Hope you don't mind, but I downloaded the spot and passed it through Magic Bullet Looks. It has possibilities, but it's very noisy. After Effects Noise Filter and some sharpening would probably help the spot a lot.
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