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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:43 AM   #1
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What presets for achieving correct blackness?

Hi,

I was wondering after trying to find a value which achieves pure back. Black as in the letterbox from a 4:3 monitor or Photoshop #000000.
Is there a Master Ped. / Setup Level that gives me that blackness without loosing too much info like putting both at -6?

Put it another way, on Panasonic DVX100 the Master Ped. needed to be put to -6 for achieving correct blackness.
But its more controllers in the XL2 so help would be appreciated.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
David
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Old May 28th, 2008, 11:01 AM   #2
 
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I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "correct blackness". It would depend on the specific situation, wouldn't it? What may work in one setting would not necessarily work in another.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 01:44 PM   #3
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Yeah sure, it will depend on the actual shot, in the sense that the black shifts between dark grey etc. But I wonder when there is pure black in a shot, what's the value for achieving it, so it won’t turn up grey? Maybe it's different compared to the DVX since the XL2 register much more in the shadows?

Anyhow, It's not a big thing the postproduction can easily do it.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:59 AM   #4
 
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But I wonder when there is pure black in a shot...
Rarely, and I mean very rarely, will you find pure black in the day-to-day world. Think about it. Pure black is the absence of all light. Even when you think you "see" pure black, there's a most excellent chance it isn't.
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