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Old March 14th, 2011, 03:16 AM   #1
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Low Light with XL2

I use my camera for alot of indoor rollerskating events. I would like to know if there is a set of settings that will work best for indoor action? From what I am told, and what I have experienced this camera doesnt exactly shine in the low light situations. So if any of you pro's know how to make the XL2 work in these conditions I would greatly appreciate the input!
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 10:25 AM   #2
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Search this forum under advanced search, typing in among other heavy hitters Ash Greyson's name. He talks alot about low light settings.
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Old March 24th, 2011, 04:35 AM   #3
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The XL2 is actually better in low light than it gets credit for. I have a low-light setting I will look up for you later but off the top of my head.... set the color settings to NORMAL, not CINE, set the blacks to stretch, turn UP the set-up level and the Master Pedestal. Also, bump up the coring and turn NR to medium.

This setting will need a contrast adjustment in post but will provide fairly clean images is fairly low light.



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Old March 28th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #4
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Try it on my XL2 with 16x Manual lens. Works fine :)
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