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Old March 11th, 2006, 01:51 PM   #1
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Light Meter and Canon GL2

Anybody tried to use a light meter to measure the ambient light available and then use the information from the light meter to set shuter/aperture to shoot with the Canon GL2 before?

I have the Sekonic L-358 but I have no clue how to use it with video. I mostly use it for photography.

Any comments suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old March 11th, 2006, 02:32 PM   #2
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I believe the GL2 has a zebra pattern function, doesn't it? That's usually the best way to set exposure with a video camera. A search of this forum for "zebra" will produce a lot of reading material... :-)
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Old March 11th, 2006, 03:57 PM   #3
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Light meters with video comes up often. Read the back threads to see discussion of this subject. Bottom line is that you need a light meter with film because you do not see the results until the film is souped. With video you can see the results on the monitor (or viewfinder) as you shoot or prepare to shoot, and adjust exposure accordingly. Zebra can be use to show which highlights are about to lose detail (be blown out full white).
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