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Old January 7th, 2006, 05:10 AM   #1
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GL-1 vs. GL-2

I'm trying to get to the bottom of some quality issues. I made two videos under the same conditions (a bright sunny day) edited and exported to DVD. One was made with the GL1; the other with the GL2, the quality of the video that was made with the GL-2 seems infinitely better, brighter color and shaper image. The video on the GL-1 was way soft. Since I just borrowed these cameras, I want to know if the GL2 is really that much better then the GL1? If not then it may have been some software issues that caused the degrade in quality.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 05:24 AM   #2
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The GL2 does naturally produce somewhat sharper image. But another factor could be the camcorder image settings (color phase, color gain, sharpness, etc.). Were they matched before the shoot?
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Old January 7th, 2006, 04:51 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, I didnít match them because these videos were shot 6 months apart. I just recently looked at the quality of the footage from the DVDís I made and the GL-2 seems to blow its predecessor away.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 05:31 PM   #4
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I think the Fluorite lens of the GL2 combined with it's much bigger number of pixels (or am I wrong?) should resolve in a much sharper picture indeed...

But with some tweaking you should get the cams to get pretty close, I think.
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Old January 8th, 2006, 06:57 AM   #5
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GL1 also has flourite lens elements. GL2 has more pixels for potentially sharper imge.
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Old January 8th, 2006, 07:19 AM   #6
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GL1 also has flourite lens elements.
Ow, didn't know that.
Strange then somehow they didn't give the XL1s not a fluorite lens?
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Old January 8th, 2006, 09:50 AM   #7
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well

It's actually why some people decided to pick up a gl1-2 instead of a xl1-xl1s...moreover if they didn't need a removable lens...

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Old January 8th, 2006, 12:54 PM   #8
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Xl1s to XM2? Huh! £2k cheaper when I bought my XM2 .. . all those extras: WD, Senni, Adaptor, etc etc . . G
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