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Canon XF Series HD Camcorders
Canon XF305, XF205 and XF105 (with SDI), Canon XF300, XF200 and XF100 (without SDI).

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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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I'm working in Cine 1 and Cine 2 modes, and I'm finding that to get a lot of my shots of my shots properly exposed, I'm blowing out the whites quite often; and when the whites blow out, they're uglier than most any other camera I've used, many times with a pinkish tinge.

Knee has a lot to do with this -- but in Cine modes, I have no control over that.

Any suggestions?
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Old April 18th, 2011, 06:13 AM   #2
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I have one word for you: ZEBRA.
Set it up properly, know how to use it, and you'll almost never blow out the whites regardless of whatever paint menu settings that you're using. In my opinion, others might disagree, the histogram and waveform features of the camera are next to useless, but the Zebra controls are excellent and are all you need to set the proper exposure.

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