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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:02 AM   #16
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Hey Alex,

If you're still around......

Sorry I didn't have much time to give you a full explanation before, but now I have a butt ton of renderin going on and some time to kill.

Here is my workflow:
Shoot 24PN at 16:9
Capture into FCP NTSC 29.97 Anamorphic
Reverse Telecine the footage in Cinema Tools to 23.98
Pull into FCP to edit in a 23.98P timeline

Make sure you always light your scene and think long and hard about outdoor lighting as well! I can't stress this enough! If you follow these simple guidelines then I guarantee that you will be more than pleased with the footage from your XL2.

I have even successfully uprezed XL2 footage to 720P with exceptional results. This entire demo reel was shot on the XL2 with the exception of one Green Screen shot at the end: Ryan Mueller Demo Reel on Vimeo

Don't give up on the cam yet! I still love my XL2s.

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 05:40 PM   #17
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Thanks for all your help Ryan I'll give that a try, I need to get cinama tools on the computer I'm using first though.

Still haven't fixed the problem, and yes I'm using firewire.

again when I connect the camera to a monitor and look at the footage, none of these errors exist, it looks flawless when I'm connected to a monitor so I'm still not sure if it's the whole problem with the red and the way I'm shooting or if its a problem with the way I'm getting it into FCP

thanks again everyone for all your help
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