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Old March 20th, 2006, 08:25 AM   #1
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Hi all, any preferences on your set up levels like color, saturation, black level etc.?
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Old March 20th, 2006, 08:51 AM   #2
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yes? yours missing?
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Old March 20th, 2006, 09:41 AM   #3
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Your a crack up Graham! No mine arent missing but just wondering if I can squeeze a little more out of ol Betsie. Any way I shoot in frame mode, manual exp.and focus. I am just wanting to maby get a little richer look. Al settings are factory right now. Anyway Good Morning (at least over here)
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Old March 20th, 2006, 10:26 AM   #4
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Your a crack up Graham!
Ah, it's tough, . . I try my best. Nice to be recognised - at last.

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. . . just wondering if I can squeeze a little more out of ol Betsie.
Well, I think you SHOULD speak with ole "Betsie" first?! I would . .

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Any way I shoot in frame mode, manual exp.and focus. I am just wanting to maby get a little richer look. Al settings are factory right now. Anyway Good Morning (at least over here)
Ok, me being "slightly" serious now.

Ahem!!! [ that's Limey for clearing my throat ]

I have been experimenting with Presets for the past 14 days after catching back up with the thread I mentioned in my "Drooling over HD. . " thingy thread.

I re-read it and "Jim" dropped a big hint, again, as to what he did.

By adjusting back almost all the presets by 3 clicks AND then taking it to Magic Bullet he was able to get the - IMHO - a really RICH look he has.

GO read it and see his award wining "Sundowners" - I posted a link.

I don't have Magic Bullet, but Id do have Vegas which has a stupendous ability to be able to create and design one's own Fxs/filters. So far I've been applying and removing filters on the hop and I think my XM2 footage is gaining from this approach.

Bottom line, by going towards NEG settings and then bringing back, say RED, I'm getting a type of colour control and subtlety that I my Canon just wasn't doing on ZERO. Try it out? I don't know your NLE, but Vegas and my XM2 is providing me with yet another avenue to explore: Designing Presets to then be WORKED by the FX I design within Vegas. - It's a bit like removing bass from an EQ session to "hear" accentuate upper ranges rather than "boosting" treble instead.

Kinda like that analogy?

Oh yeah! Give ole Betsie my love! WHAT a woman?!??!

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Old March 20th, 2006, 01:48 PM   #5
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I did check the post you brought up and the trailer. Your right that sundowner footage looked awesom! Although I guess to avoid the magic bullet render times you have a great idea to make your own. I use primier pro 1.5 and I am not sure if it has something fairly easy to use. I will have to experiment. I was hoping for some settings in the camera that would help a little. The frame mode is definately something that is easy to use that makes it look more appealing. Thanks again Grazie.
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Old March 20th, 2006, 02:08 PM   #6
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Hey Graham he also said that in camera 16:9 seemed to add resolution. Do you think that would work in our favor?
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Old March 20th, 2006, 06:59 PM   #7
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Until I get a native 16x9 this is all I can use. However, IMHO, it is quite decent. This is from somebody - me! - that has zippo experience in any "other" rig that does internal 4x3 > 16x9.

I must say that the XM2s 16x9 version of . .. er . .. 16x9 does look quite pleasing. Well look at Jim's stuff! It is quite remarkable. Don;t forget how much attention he gave to the lighting? I think he talks of reflectors - yes? Or making creative use of the ambient?

I'll leave the subjective "seemed to add resolution" comment to others to discuss. Personally? I now feel I should have been shooting and using the XM2s 16x9, 2 years back!! I'm now experimenting with his "-3s" recipees! And bringing back the reds/warms in POST.

Try and see for yourself. I did and put it up on a widescreen TV - looked awesome. BUT IT AINT 16x9 from a 16x9 CHIP array - yeah?

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Old March 25th, 2006, 01:13 AM   #8
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IMHO/grazie

Grazie,

this is a great post. However, not up on the abreviations and such what is IMHO??? I came up with some provacative possibilities not worth sharing, so perhaps you could clue me.

I have been using 16/9 Frame solely for the last year and I find it is is dandy for the stoic and less action shots, but when you have a lot of vertical movement its definitely harder to stay with the subject. One my 54 inch big screen the 16/9 is pretty awesome to the point i do not want to shoot much else.

I have also been working on presets a lot!!! I tend to keep all three down. The Ice show I just did had terrific color and I did do color correction the readjust but not enough to effect picture quality. My biggest problem was the ice color!! high overhead halogen lights and not enough of them.

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Old March 25th, 2006, 01:30 AM   #9
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LOL!! { Laughed Out Loud! )

IMHO ( In My Humble Opinion )


Here is a great list of these abbrvs. - http://www.loganact.com/tips/afaik.html
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