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Old November 11th, 2004, 10:46 PM   #1
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XL2 - BMW stills & video

Just finished shooting day one of two with the Canon XL2 and mini35 system and some of the stills have been posted on www.starcentral.ca/mini35rig.htm.

A video likely to follow in a couple of weeks.

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Old November 12th, 2004, 01:54 AM   #2
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looks awesome.
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Old November 12th, 2004, 10:23 AM   #3
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Dennis,

Could you please explain why you used negative gain (-3). I'm not second guessing you, I really have no idea why anyone would do this or what it really does for that matter. I understand boosting the gain in low light and see what that does. Does reducing the gain to a negative value serve the same purpose as an ND filter or closing the iris?

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Old November 12th, 2004, 10:33 AM   #4
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Those look absolutely incredible. Well done.
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Old November 12th, 2004, 10:52 AM   #5
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The reason is probably more psychological than anything :) I tend to think less than zero gain means less noise but likely this isn't true anyway. Actually there were a few cases where I had to go to 0dB gain, I'll see that the information on the web site gets updated.

I mainly used -3dB to avoid having to change ND filters on the lens because of shifting clouds and changing light levels.

I would definitely never shoot above 0dB though.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 08:57 AM   #6
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...and finally the BMW commerical

www.starcentral.ca/reel.htm
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 02:17 PM   #7
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Dennis

I can't get the bmw one to start...the skin pops up....and then after awhile the window goes blank. The other two videos start fine...but stutter after a few seconds and then stop.

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Thanks for pointing that out. I will probably have to embed QuickTime files for better playback compatibility. I was using WMV version 9.

Damn.
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Looks very nice!
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