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Old February 5th, 2005, 07:53 PM   #1
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Auto Grain Feature

Did the auto grain feature ever exit on the XL2? or was it only on the XL1s?
Also, what was its purpose except for a special effect. Did it server any other feature?
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Old February 5th, 2005, 07:55 PM   #2
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I assume you're talking about the film grain feature? Article here:

http://www.dvinfo.net/canonxl2/articles/article12.php
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Old February 5th, 2005, 08:39 PM   #3
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Ed, are you talking about Auto Gain, or Film Grain? They are two different things.
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Old February 6th, 2005, 07:30 AM   #4
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Yes, sorry, I meant to say Film Grain....I am confused on why it is placed on the camera and secondly why it was removed.

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Old February 6th, 2005, 08:09 AM   #5
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Near as I can tell Ed, it was a 'special effect' added for those who wanted an incamera solution to adding 'film gain'.

Canon's stated reason for removing it was something about losing access to the software license.
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Old February 6th, 2005, 11:36 AM   #6
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<<<-- Originally posted by Richard Alvarez : Near as I can tell Ed, it was a 'special effect' added for those who wanted an incamera solution to adding 'film gain'.

Canon's stated reason for removing it was something about losing access to the software license. -->>>

But we all know the real reason was because it was completely useless. ;)
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Old February 8th, 2005, 04:03 AM   #7
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Welcome aboard DVInfo.net Ed! There may have been much
reasons for it to be removed, but as others have pointed out you
are better off without it. It is a feature that has no place in any
serious use. If you want to emulate film stock (damage, grain etc.)
there are specific software applications out there that do a far
better job.
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