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Old June 14th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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True Color v3 tests

Hello,

I just tested True Color v3 and was really impressed by the picture quality I got out of it. I do not understand all that is happening with the settings yet but I am sure I will soon.

I see some blow out / over saturation in the colors in the skin tones as well as a building in the background. I am new at lighting and video so I might just be facing the wrong direction or something.

Is this a matter of somehow diffusing the light?

I have attached a few example screenshots

Thanks for the help!

In the following shot notice the sky is blown out and the white siding on the house is blown out:
http://www.tsiwebdesign.com/testing/wendy0010.png

Skin tones seem alright here:
http://www.tsiwebdesign.com/testing/wendy0068.png
http://www.tsiwebdesign.com/testing/wendy0134.png

As I focus the skin tones blow out:
http://www.tsiwebdesign.com/testing/vlcsnap-7557228.png
http://www.tsiwebdesign.com/testing/vlcsnap-7585022.png
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Old June 14th, 2007, 10:06 PM   #2
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In the following shot notice the sky is blown out and the white siding on the house is blown out:
http://www.tsiwebdesign.com/testing/wendy0010.png
I would say nothing a little better white balance and exposure wouldn't take care of. I wouldn't classify this as a TC3 thing.

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Focus and exposure are tighter here, so it looks better.

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Old June 14th, 2007, 10:09 PM   #3
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Oh good!

That is so nice to hear!

I will have to play with that a bit then. I am very happy with the True Color settings. Very nice work! I am such a newbie that I don't know what is the problem whn one occurs :)

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Old June 14th, 2007, 11:14 PM   #4
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Hey Jeffery,

Here goes my dumb question :)

How do I set the exposure? I think it is done with the iris but I am a little confused

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Old June 15th, 2007, 11:46 AM   #5
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yes the iris! There are a number of other interactive factors that will affect your image though. Shooting in bright sunlight, you will often want more ND than the built in filter - or to reduce exposure with the shutter. Read the manual, search for instruction on operating broadcast style video cameras and understand that this camera is designed for some in depth understanding of the controls. Using automatic settings will often be worse than camcorder performance, but carefull attention to the multiple paramters will give you great images. Good luck
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Old June 15th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #6
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Sean,

Thank you for your pointers. I have been researching and experimenting non-stop and your pointers have given me a short cut to getting myself understanding this complex camera faster!

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Yeah, Sean's got you covered. Exposure, or the term roughly equivalent to the amount of light you let in, can be affected by the Iris and the Shutter speed as well as built in ND filters (there are 2 levels with this camera, both very "light") or screw on filters...But those are just the first round of things you have to deal with to address how much light gets in your lens....
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Old June 19th, 2007, 03:38 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone for all the help. I was able to gain the control I was looking for through the ND filters, shutter speed and the iris. Everything worked out great!

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