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Old February 17th, 2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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Using AE shift

Is anyone using AE shift on a GL1? In what situations are you using AE shift? How much shift are you using in various situations?
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Old February 17th, 2005, 11:44 AM   #2
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I only have the XL1s, but I presume it's the same:

Normally you use an AE shift to control your exposure if you are in automatic mode (I think).
But the best is to shoot in manual mode if you want complete control over your picture, then you can't use AE shift, because you control your exposure manually.

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Old February 17th, 2005, 12:18 PM   #3
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Reason Need AE Shift

I have one GL1 for which the resulting footage is brighter than my other GL1 and my GL2. Operating in manual mode is beyond the capabilities of the camera operator. Using the menu to select a certain amount of AE shift might help this camera match better to my other cameras.

The camera operator has used exposure lock to adjust the exposure down about -2 or -3, and then the cameras matched. However, exposure lock requires adjustment during a wedding depending on what the camera is framed on, e.g. the aisle or the altar, or a reader at the podium. Thus, it is as though the camera is no longer using automatic exposure. Using AE shift, the exposure could be adjusted down to match the other cameras, and would still adjust to changing light conditions.

Or so I think. That why I am looking for comments from others who have used AE shift. What kind of situations? How much shift? Will it work like I anticipate?
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