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Old September 20th, 2003, 08:16 PM   #646
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Now here is a funky apprach. Might even work.

Lock down the camerea - no movement what so ever

Shoot the scene with proper exposure for the interior.

Later (or earlier) shoot for proper exposure of the exterior.

Key or mask the properly exposed exterior into the interior shot in post.
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Old September 22nd, 2003, 01:09 AM   #647
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Dust inside lens?

There seems to be 2 specs of dust on the inside of my GL2 lens. I've vleaned the lens thoroughly, so I am confident that my eyes are not decieving me. Does anyone know how to go about cleaning the lens or do I have to take it to a shop or get Canon to do it?

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Old September 22nd, 2003, 01:40 AM   #648
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Old September 22nd, 2003, 04:03 AM   #649
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DC Terminal

There is nothing about the DC terminal in the manual, apart from labelling it in the initial diagram.

Is it input or output? Does it match up with any accessories?
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Old September 22nd, 2003, 07:01 AM   #650
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I think I remember someone telling is 5V output. I'm not sure. Also I don't know how much power (mA) could you draw from there without burning something.

I'm also interested to find out more about that DC.
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Old September 22nd, 2003, 09:24 AM   #651
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Lighting conditions ?

Hello list:

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I just got my GL-2. Checking the manual... but I need to get some scenes NOW!!!

I need to find out how/where is located the buttom to change the recording to "indoors"and /o artificial light?

Also how the ND filter works...

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Old September 22nd, 2003, 10:08 AM   #652
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Look up the subject white balance in the manual and take a white piece of something around with you. You can also toggle between the pre-programed modes, which will be covered in the same section in the manual.

The ND filter works by reducing the amount of light hitting the CCD. This is needed for bright outdoor scenes.
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Old September 24th, 2003, 06:59 AM   #653
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GL2 and AGC

Does the GL2 have built-in Automatic Gain Control?
I filmed a completely silent scene last evening and once I had exported the footage to a wmv file you could quite clearly hear the camcorder motor.

However, the other day I filmed some countryside/wildlife scenes which, although very quiet, were not absolutely silent (very slight rustling of leaves, lapping water, etc). In that film I couldn't hear the motor at all. So this has left me with the question as to whether the GL2 has AGC and whether or not it can be disabled in anyway.

I know I should fork out for a mic, and will do so ultimately, but just wanted a quick fix for now.

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Old September 24th, 2003, 07:56 AM   #654
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Hi,

What has AGC to do with motor sounds?

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Old September 24th, 2003, 08:31 AM   #655
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Well, my theory is that if you are recording in a completely silent location and the camera has AGC then it would increase the level of gain (sensitivity) automatically to try and capture sound. Is it therefore possible that it increases the gain to such a level that it starts to "hear" the motor sound and records it accordingly?
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Old September 24th, 2003, 11:16 AM   #656
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Lloyd,

AGC in the GL2 (XM2) world relates to video not audio. If you are asking about the audio in automatic mode (slide switch just to the right of the LCD recess) - yes, ambient noise levels can affect the amount of camera noise present in your footage.

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Old September 25th, 2003, 01:06 PM   #657
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Case for snowboarding

I have the GL2 and im looking for a small hard case thats strong enough to take a fall and thats big enough for the camera but not too big to fit in a backpack. It needs to fit in a back pack because im going to be bringing it up on the mountain snowboarding and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on that, or filming while snowboarding in winter conditions. condensation/ lighting/ coldness and how much wear and tare it can take. thanks.
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Old September 25th, 2003, 06:01 PM   #658
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Any Xi user feedback out there yet?

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Old September 26th, 2003, 12:24 AM   #659
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The big thing Rob is DON'T FALL!!! Unfortunately, putting your camera in a housing is basically going to double its size. Ikelite has a housing that is probably the best value and smallest size you will find. However, I really don't think you need a housing, I've shot a lot of snowboarding with my XL and never had a problem. If you want some protection then an EWA VXM 2 might be what you are looking for.

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Old September 26th, 2003, 02:35 AM   #660
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What's the difference?

I have not use my new Canon XM2 so much yet, so perhaps I will know soon, but....

....what's the real difference between using "Exposure adjustment" (page 76 in manual) and "Using AE Shift (page 80)?

Which one do you more often use, "Exposure adjustment" or "Using AE shift"?
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