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Old July 4th, 2003, 07:36 PM   #1
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Did I speak too soon?

A bunch of us at my TV station went upstairs to our "clock tower," where we watched the downtown West Palm Beach, Florida fireworks happen. (It was lame this year.) I brought the HD10 with me and set it up on my sticks and threw it on HD mode and auto white balance (too dark) and I have to say, on the crappy LCD, it looked GREAT--all the colors were more vivid than what I did four years ago at our old building (we had the BEST view from there, almost right underneath, on the intercoastal waterway--it's like a HUGE "river" parallel to the ocean) with my XL-1 for my film. You can see how colorless those were in my film, SKYE FALLING (on DVD soon, plug plug).

I zoomed in onto the black sky and let the fireworks explode, and I didn't notice the auto iris. It might have been there, but I'm not sure. It all looked great; as soon as I can figure out how to capture via FCP, I'll post some clips.

I was angry earlier with the auto iris situation, and maybe this helped keep things smooth in that department.

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Old July 5th, 2003, 12:12 AM   #2
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I had a similar fine experience tonight shooting fireworks with my HD1. I found I liked it best on manual with the shutter at 1/15 and the f-stop at 1.8 and the focus set at infinity. Like Heath says, lokked great in the viewfinder.
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<<<-- Originally posted by Bob England : I had a similar fine experience tonight shooting fireworks with my HD1. I found I liked it best on manual with the shutter at 1/15 and the f-stop at 1.8 and the focus set at infinity. Like Heath says, lokked great in the viewfinder. -->>>

I was so impressed, actually, that I just might keep it. But Monday should provide some answers.

Can you get around the auto iris issues, Bob? Help us out!

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Old July 6th, 2003, 10:22 AM   #4
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Actually the auto iris doesn't bother me. So far, I've found the manual controls work well enough to do what I want. I do wish it had a built-in ND filter like both my Sony 3-chips had.


<<<-- Originally posted by Heath McKnight : I was so impressed, actually, that I just might keep it. But Monday should provide some answers.

Can you get around the auto iris issues, Bob? Help us out!

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