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Old February 13th, 2008, 11:13 AM   #1
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XH A1 with a Low Con Filter

Brooklyn finally had a coating of snow for the first time this winter. I grabbed the the XH A1 and shot some footage around our office. The footage is best viewed with Firefox.

http://bluebarnpictures.com/blog/

XH A1
Mode 60i SD
Gamma Cine 2
Knee High
Black middle
Master Ped -1
Setup level 0
everything else 0

Since I was shooting scenes with a dramatic exposure range, I exposed for the highlights and used a Tiffen 1/4 Low contrast filter to hold some detail in my shadows. The filter also took off a little of the edge of the video.

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Old February 13th, 2008, 12:00 PM   #2
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That's good to know. Good footage you shot. I shoot a lot in the snow up here. Shot this recently in bright sunshine with only a polarizer.

http://www.vimeo.com/670152

Worked pretty well, I think.

I checked and there appear to be five different Tiffen contrast filters. Which one did you use?

Last edited by Tripp Woelfel; February 13th, 2008 at 12:22 PM. Reason: Added question at end.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 03:42 PM   #3
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I used the 1/4 Low contrast
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #4
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Thanks David.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #5
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Some very well framed shots there...

Looks real pretty with the snow, such a nostalgic look you got with the settings and filter. I wanna shoot like that. I thought using 24F was the way to do it, but alas, no.

Can't wait to get back there.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 09:22 AM   #6
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Thank you for the compliment,
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