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Canon XL H Series HDV Camcorders
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Old January 6th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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Two Questions

1. Any opinions about the best way to shoot a blizzard?

2. Do you need to open the .CPF files for the presets or just put them straight on the camera?

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Old January 6th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #2
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2. This is a quote from Chris Hurd. Please read the the Custom Presets sticky at the top of this section:

To use any of these presets in your XL H1, just create a folder called "PRESET" on an SD card, download these .CPF files to that folder on the card and and insert it in your H1. Use the CP Select button on the camera to cycle through the available presets until you reach those that are on the SD card.

Note that the folder name must be in all upper case, "PRESET" and not "PRESETS".
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Old January 6th, 2008, 11:11 PM   #3
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Are you looking to shoot a blizzard or shoot in a blizzard, or both?

I think shooting a blizzard would result in pretty dull footage (he he he you can turn an analog tv to a station taht doesnt' come in well and see that) but if you were shooting the after math or the carnage of a blizzard that would be something else...

Either way layers and warm clothes and loads of socks (loads!) would be my suggestion. If it's still snowing wrap the camera up in some plastic trash bags (or a professional rain bag) pop on something over the lens, and grab some thing to wipe it with.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #4
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Oh yea man I forgot about puttin a filter over the lens. That should work out pretty well.

I've just been stuck for a couple days because there is a huge blizzard here and I was afraid to go out and film in the snow. But I will have a polarcase soon and I already have the filter so I should be allright.

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Old January 7th, 2008, 11:19 AM   #5
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If you can (depends on your location). try to get something in the frame with dark colours. Try to get some contrast in there, otherwise it will look very flat and dull.
If you can get some trees, buildings or people in shot it is easier to capture the snow blowing past them.
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