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Old July 12th, 2006, 03:21 PM   #16
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Jack,

I did this quick and dirty and do not remember I think I left it on auto focus.

On the rain clip I did that all on manual.

If I remember more I post another reply.

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Oh, I left out the scene that shows I-95 running through the middle of it. :-(
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Old July 12th, 2006, 04:03 PM   #17
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...Oh, I left out the scene that shows I-95 running through the middle of it. :-(
LOL!

I-95 runs through here about 4 miles from my house - Lawrenceville (near Princeton), NJ.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 03:58 PM   #18
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Tariq, have you tried using warm cards to get a richer look? I'm really surprised you're struggling to get a likeable picture out of the XL2, I had just the opposite impression when I started using mine, I think the picture quality is great.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 07:51 AM   #19
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I have shoot on Sunday, and I showed the director some footage with this preset in 30p.He loved the look and wants me to use it.I'm also bringing my FX1 as a second camera. Any idea on a tweak for the FX1 to give it a similar look?
By the way, I also used this preset inside in questionable light, and when I got home it looked red/orange (though it looks great in decent light or outside).I shoot with the fu-1000 viewfinder and don't have an on cam monitor, so I couldn't see the colr,etc till later.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 09:08 AM   #20
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...I also used this preset inside in questionable light, and when I got home it looked red/orange (though it looks great in decent light or outside)...
(Butting in) Bruce, did you white balance again when you shot inside?
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Old July 14th, 2006, 10:58 AM   #21
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Unfortunately I didn't, butI did some testing at home. I white balanced inside the house and tried my custom preset, and two others, with both auto wb and manual.Regardless, the custom preset was darker and a bit more red/ orange either way. I tested the default xl2, a custom low light preset, and the cine-saturated one under the same conditions.
You live in a great area...my sister is in Princeton Junction.I miss the northeast.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 11:07 AM   #22
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You live in a great area...my sister is in Princeton Junction.
No kidding? That is my local train station.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 11:15 AM   #23
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She lives on Park Hill Terrace.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 06:07 PM   #24
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Bruce I like this preset... Here's a frame grab.

3x lens 1/48 f:5.6 ND on w/PL

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Old August 7th, 2006, 11:28 PM   #25
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Beautifull shot, Bill.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 08:47 PM   #26
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Bill,

That shot of the hummingbird on the fence wire was great as well. You really got a good shallow DOF on it. How far away were you?
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Old August 9th, 2006, 03:37 AM   #27
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Bruce,

Thank you, it is a great preset.


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Thank you, I was about 20 to 25 feet away.

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Old August 9th, 2006, 12:31 PM   #28
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How do you change these settings on a xl2, like the gamma? do you need the remote to do that or can you do that in the menu on the body? 'cause I have an xl2 at home at the moment, and I just don't seem to find these options
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Old August 9th, 2006, 12:34 PM   #29
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How do you change these settings on a xl2, like the gamma? do you need the remote to do that or can you do that in the menu on the body? 'cause I have an xl2 at home at the moment, and I just don't seem to find these options
They're in the "custom preset" menu.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 01:12 PM   #30
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Here's a page worth looking at for a quick guide to where everything is in the menus - and it's right here on DVi, thanks to Chris Hurd.

http://www.dvinfo.net/canonxl2/articles/article03.php
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