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Old June 22nd, 2006, 09:24 AM   #1
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GL-1 and skin tone

I've noticed that when I look back at tape I've taken of people using my GL1, their skin always looks a lot worse than it is in "real life." People's skin looks splotchy and spotted--every lump, bump, mole, crease, etc. seems more pronounced than it actually looks.

Any thoughts on why this happens and how I can correct it?

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 11:28 AM   #2
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firstly, try adjusting contrast and sharpness in the menu (turn it down).

secondly, i find that the GLs are prone to airing on the side of overexposure, bleaching peoples skin (no mj jokes please lol). on a gl2 i know a quick way to fix this in auto etc is just to press down the EXP. wheel and use exposure compensation.

sorry if this is old news to you
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 01:49 PM   #3
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Turning down the sharpness will help somewhat. But I don't think there's a lot else you can do about this on the GL1, short of softening your focus.. The XL2 has a skin detail feature, but the GL series cams do not.

You might want to try going with a slightly wider shot when you encounter this. DV is very detailed in close-ups, but the sharpness drops off dramatically the wider you get.

A blurring or diffusion filter (like a pro-mist) might help, but you'll get a soft look that comes off as a bit like "glamour" shots to some people's eyes.

Another option (probably the most old-school) is to apply some light powder to your subjects' faces. Of course that only works for narrative work, not docs or events...
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 04:36 PM   #4
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you can always apply a diffuse or soft focus filter in post process anyway or if your really hardcore clean it up frame by frame in photoshop lol
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