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Old July 1st, 2002, 02:10 PM   #1
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SMPTE bars question

I have an XL1. I know the bars are not SMPTE. Question is, if I record SMPTE bars out of my editing system onto a tape, then play that tape through the XL1 in the field, will that be an accurate way to calibrate my monitors?

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Old July 1st, 2002, 03:50 PM   #2
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Yes indeed it would... see an article on monitor calibration at http://www.greatdv.com/video/smptebars.htm -- hope this helps,
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Old July 1st, 2002, 07:56 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for the tip! I sure wish the XL1 had one of those nifty smartcard readers. then i could load a still of SMPTE bars on the smartcard and never take it out!

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Old July 2nd, 2002, 07:53 AM   #4
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Many folks do not use the frst 1-2 minutes of tape for capture. So consider recording bars on that portion of your new blank tapes before you head to the field?
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