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Old January 26th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #1
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Have HD100 for the weekend

I am using an HD100 for the weekend, so if anyone has any thoughts on settings, etc., let me know. I've only used the camera two other times, but very briefly, so any tips on specific looks, let me know! I'm always willing to try something new!

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Old January 26th, 2006, 06:36 PM   #2
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I’m not sure what you mean by “used it very briefly”, if only tested it over a dealer or actually shot with it. But the most important thing I can tell you is, if you turn the camera on and see the split screen, do not panic. Just let the camera warm up, white balance correctly before your shots and correctly set the exposure and you should have no problems. That’s if you are shooting in a low light environment. If you are shooting day externals you should have no problem whatsoever if you just avoid overexposure, as with is any video camera. Keep your aperture between F2.8 and f5.6 for best results. If needed use the built in ND filters or a matte box with stronger ND filters. Do not shoot with the iris closed to far.
Those are actually procedures you should take when using any video camera.
About looks, Tim Dashwood is the expert and creator around here. He has taken the time to work on developing many different looks, including settings for low light and looks to match famous movie looks like Amelie etc. He was nice to share his “recipes” with the community. You should be able to find them in the forums if you do a search.
Have a good time with the camera.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 07:06 PM   #3
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I am using an HD100 for the weekend, so if anyone has any thoughts on settings, etc., let me know. I've only used the camera two other times, but very briefly, so any tips on specific looks, let me know! I'm always willing to try something new!

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Old January 27th, 2006, 08:48 PM   #4
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Wide Latitude Setting

Tim did a terrific job by puting this together. I am using his parameters for Wide Latitude with awesome results. It gives you a great footage to do whatever you want in post, just because you really have acquired a great footage with a great latitude that the posibilities in post are incredible. I use the Cineform AspectHD color corrector/balancing and MagicBullet with very good results. Good luck and happy playing with the toy over the weekend!

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Old January 28th, 2006, 03:07 AM   #5
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Be sure to turn sharpness to min or off. This will get rid of the noisy image and you'll be left with a stunning filmic image. I use Tim's Cinewide setting with sharpness set to off. I'm in love with this setting combo. Give it a try!

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Old January 28th, 2006, 09:12 AM   #6
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I've gotta say, there is a lot for image control in the camera menu, bested only by the XL H1. Three or four levels of black stretch is interesting.

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Old January 28th, 2006, 10:22 AM   #7
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Check this out

Heath,

If you want to have a good perspective on this and other competing cameras go to http://www.dv.com/features/features_...leId=177103305 for what I think is a great review of professiopnal testing on the main HDV cameras. The HD100, overall, is the winner. Maybe the Canon may have a "better resolution", but it is in 1080i. If the footage is converted to progressive, it may not be as good as the HD100 since it will loose resolution...

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Old January 30th, 2006, 02:09 PM   #8
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Update?

Any update on your tests? Please, keep us posted!

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Old January 30th, 2006, 02:14 PM   #9
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Update?

Any update on your tests? Please, keep us posted!

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