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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


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Old November 23rd, 2008, 09:09 AM   #676
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Without realizing it you answered your own question. You had the camera on full auto. That means auto gain, auto iris, etc.

This camera is not designed to be a point and shoot camera. Instead, just like professional still cameras, to get the best quality, you need to control it manually. Auto gain, for example, typically adds a ton of noise to the picture unless lighting conditions are perfect.

To start with, turn off auto gain, auto white balance, auto iris.

Go into the settings and set your low gain setting to -3

Then practice getting video with these settings and you'll soon be able to get some amazing footage.

There is a lot of information in this and other forums that will help understand this camera better.

Good luck
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 01:27 PM   #677
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ditto... and ditto
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Old November 24th, 2008, 07:16 AM   #678
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Premiere Pro CS3 on OSX. It was a fairly overcast day.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 11:31 PM   #679
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"New York New York"

Had a good afternoon with the family in New York City this summer. It was a little hazy but for using full auto, 24F I'm very pleased. Carried it all day (shoulder strap) and it really was ok. All free hand shots, this camera make shots easy.

New York Summer Afternoon 2008 on Vimeo
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Old November 24th, 2008, 11:48 PM   #680
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Overcast / hazy makes every things look washed out, almost out of focus. Maybe a filter? I only have a UV filter.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 01:15 AM   #681
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Magic Bullet looks

Playing around with Magic Bullet looks and a ballet rehearsal:

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Old November 25th, 2008, 02:05 AM   #682
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Marcel is right on. Do what he says and you'll notice a huge difference.

Also, the preset that comes from the factory is rather bland. If you want a more stylized/"better" look straight from the camera; download one of the presets found on this forum.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #683
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Aside from the camera settings, the flat overhead lighting in that kitchen probably contributes more to the lack of "image quality" than anything else. It would be interesting if you took the camera out during sunset/sunrise to see if you get different results.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 05:22 PM   #684
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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:55 AM   #685
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Sea Life

Hello,

Filmed some animals at our local Sea Life Park and was pretty pleased with the result.
Hope you like it as well.

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Old November 28th, 2008, 11:36 PM   #687
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nice stuff. I got to shoot at a Porsche Club of America autocross event last summer. check it out here:

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Old November 28th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #688
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Great Job!

I loved it, the picture was crystal clear. Are you using a preset, or doing color correction in post? I will be getting the A1 soon and would like to know all the methods of getting the best image quality.

Keep up the great work!
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Old November 29th, 2008, 08:32 AM   #689
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Had a good afternoon with the family in New York City this summer. It was a little hazy but for using full auto, 24F I'm very pleased. Carried it all day (shoulder strap) and it really was ok. All free hand shots, this camera make shots easy.

New York Summer Afternoon 2008 on Vimeo
Nice work! I work in Manhatten and take the 6 train everyday! It was good to see someone get it in action. I just purchased the XHA1 myself and will be going in NYC to get some good footage as well. Your video was very inspiring!
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Old November 29th, 2008, 11:23 AM   #690
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Nice footage! I will be doing a short documentry of senior dance students at my mothers dance studio soon. You justgave me some great ideas...thanks!!
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