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Old July 17th, 2006, 12:41 AM   #1
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This week I am off to do a behind the scenes/making of type of shoot. All I have to do is shoot some interviews and hand the tapes in. I won't have a chance to view it myself so I was wondering what is the best and safest preset for this type of shoot. I want to make sure their editor gets footage that is not only flexible but still looks good. I prefer to be on the safe side and not have the blacks too crushed or the light areas too washed out.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 09:15 PM   #2
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I've only owned an Xl2 for a short period of time. However, I've gotten lots of good run-and-gun out of the following preset @24P both indoors and out:

Gamma......... Cine
Knee............ Low
Black............ Stretch
Color Matrix... Cine
Color Gain..... +2
Color Phase... -2
R,G, & B Gain. 0
Detail........... Normal
Sharpness..... -2 to 0
Coring.......... +4
Setup Level... 0
Master Ped.... -1
NR............... Middle

Are you setting up a light kit for your interviews?

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Old July 17th, 2006, 09:49 PM   #3
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greg, thanks for your reply. This will be an EMI for a feature but I was asked to shoot it last minute. Most of it was don't by someone else so I am coming in to do a few more pick-up shots. The shoot is tomorrow and I still don't have the details so I am planning for the worst. I will be flying to NC, so I am not going to bring a lot. I plan to do the interviews in natural light so I don't have to worry about lighting it and since it's an EMI I guess I will shoot in 60i 4:3?
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