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Old January 24th, 2009, 09:21 PM   #1
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Maybe way off here, but did a search with no results. I may be helping in a muticam shoot of a concert. We will be using XHA1's and sony ex1. How do we set the cameras so footage matches?

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Old January 25th, 2009, 01:27 AM   #2
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My solution is to rely on the kindness of strangers… with flash cameras. Using Avid, I set IN points at the common “flash” frames for each camera.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 10:01 AM   #3
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Sorry I didn't explain good enough. I'm talking about setting the two cameras colors, images, etc. to match as close as possible.

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Old January 26th, 2009, 09:36 AM   #4
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Try these settings..Canon xh-a1 - reduce red level ..maybe -15 and red green matrix -10.
And sony EX1 - use STD 4 gamma,-20 detail level.



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Old January 26th, 2009, 09:51 AM   #5
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Could you explain how or what you used to determine these settings. I.e. did you have the cams running to a monitor or what did you use to compare the settings?


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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #6
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Before the concert, shoot the same white card on both cameras at the same time (i.e. under the same lighting). Ten seconds should be enough. You can use that as a reference for colour correction in your NLE.
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