combination of sun and tungsten- urgent 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 July 6th, 2005, 04:24 AM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 10
combination of sun and tungsten- urgent

Hi all,

im currently in Spadola, italy to work on my film project. Here s my concern in using gl2.

I plan to shoot outside in a sunny day in b&w and attempt to enter into the house with the tungsten lights. As soon as i enter through the door, the color will appears. Whats the solution? just press the white balance button?

i plan to use final cut pro hd to change the exterior part to b&w, but is it possible to do the transition from b&w to color? i have never done it before.

I also have the filter lens such as Flourite, UV, and polarizer. I understand that they each has its own way of increasing/decreasing glare and resolution but whats the example for each of them. I couldnt tell through the veiwfinder.

please reply as soon as possible for my time is running out.

thanks
adrean

Last edited by Adrean Mangiardi; July 6th, 2005 at 04:26 AM. Reason: i missed something important
Adrean Mangiardi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2005, 07:35 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chatham, UK
Posts: 282
Adrean,

Yes White Balance will be your quickest button to get the correct colours imho, however depending how much sunlight there is in the house (through windows) you might be able to stick to Outside WB. In a Church scenario with loads of sunlight streaming through the windows I have used Outside WB In & Out.
It is up to you but try full "Manual" exposure and have your thumb on the exposure switch and ride up as you go inside, you will not be able to do it really smooth so have a few cutaways ready for use in editing if you are able to do so.
__________________
Alan McC
Alan McCormick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2005, 11:05 AM   #3
Fred Retread
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 1,227
I don't understand the problem. Why not have the cam set up for the inside conditions while you shoot outside? You're going to remove the color from the outside sequence anyway.
__________________
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence..." - Calvin Coolidge
"My brain is wired to want to know how other things are wired." - Me
David Ennis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2005, 11:11 AM   #4
Fred Retread
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 1,227
Oh, I just reread your post. It seems you want to know if you can change from B&W to color while shooting. Yes.

Set the Digital Effects button (located near the lens) to B&W. Then you can just the Digital Effects on/off button to switch between B&W and color. Whatever white balance setting you have is preserved while shooting in B&W.

If your question was whether you can soften the transition in post rather than have it be abrupt, yes. You can certainly do it in Vegas software, so I can't imagine not being able to do it in FCP
__________________
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence..." - Calvin Coolidge
"My brain is wired to want to know how other things are wired." - Me
David Ennis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2005, 11:28 AM   #5
Fred Retread
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Hartford, CT
Posts: 1,227
The filters won't help you here.

The Fluoro filter is to get more natural colors under fluorescent lights.

The UV filter just removes some haziness you get from really bright outdoor scenes, usually with a lot of sky in the shot. It doesn't do anything under other conditions. It is often recommended to leave it on at all times to protect the lens. I do this.

The polarizeing filter probably has creative uses I haven't explored, but it's mainly to remove reflected glare, such as when you are shooting boats on the ocean on a sunny day. You would rotate the lens until you got the effect you wanted.

None of these filters affect resolution, but there are filters available to soften the image, called diffusion filters. A very popular example is the the Tiffen SoftFX 3. Here's a nice illustration:

http://www.2filter.com/tiffen/TiffenSFXfilters.html
__________________
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence..." - Calvin Coolidge
"My brain is wired to want to know how other things are wired." - Me
David Ennis 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 10:17 PM.


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