Sharpness Level at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon GL Series DV Camcorders

Canon GL Series DV Camcorders
Canon GL2, GL1 and PAL versions XM2, XM1.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 24th, 2005, 05:53 PM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 11
Sharpness Level

Should always keep my sharpness level the same, or should i change it for certain shots? If it should stay the same where do you reccomend I should keep it?
Eric Hess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 24th, 2005, 06:17 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 3,004
Sharpness & Settings

Eric,

I shoot footage every day and I have been expirmenting with all four of the presets.

I make no effort to try to make video be film like. Most of the people that speak of turning down the sharpness are trying to render a more film like look.

I have found that I like my detail best with the sharpness one or two clicks up.
I have color gain turned down

I have found indoors I turn the color phase down and outdoors I turn the color phase up, one or two either way of the marker.

I have been keeping my set up level down one click as well.

Sense I have moved to these settings my footage is much better.

Dale Guthormsen
Dale Guthormsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30th, 2005, 02:29 PM   #3
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 7
I usually shoot in frame mode and I have my custom settings set up to look like film or as close as I could get. Color Gain is up 4, but when out doors its like 5 or 6 up;Color phase depends on the location; Sharpness is down 2 clicks, setup level is dow 3 or 4 clicks. For your sharpness level, it depends on how you want your footage to look. If you want it to look really video-y then boost shapness and just shoot on 60i. If you want the footage to look closer to film boost color saturation, lower sharpness, and lower setup level, shoot frame mode. As for specific situations where you would want to adjust sharpness I think maybe if you were in the woods and the trees had lots of light on them, I would probably lower sharpness. Any scene where many detailed objects are heavily highlighted or overexposed (i.e. tree branches in a forest) I would probably consider lowering it. Just mess with the settings and see what you like.
Johnny Lucus is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon GL Series DV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:10 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network