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Old March 16th, 2011, 04:47 AM   #1
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Using Presets - Help Please

Hi, this is probably a really stupid question.

I have set a preset so it's crushed all the blacks (I'm going to be doing a shot in an attic lit by a single light source) and the preset is how I want it. However how do I film using this preset? I also plan to shoot the scene with more light and then alter the levels in post, just to see which comes out best.

However as soon as I come out of the menu, the camera reverts to the normal settings, ie lighter and loads of noise. I have saved the preset.

I've also tried pressing the record button whilst the preset is selected but the settings just revert back.

I'm sure there's something obvious I'm missing :-)

I'm using a Canon XL2.

Thanks a lot,

Adrian.
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Old March 17th, 2011, 12:50 PM   #2
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Re: Using Presets - Help Please

How long have you owned this camera, and have you used the presets before?
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 05:31 AM   #3
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Hi Gary, embarrassingly I've owned it for 2 years but up to now I had never used the presets.

However I figured it out - I hadn't seen the buttons on top of the camera!!!
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