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Old December 23rd, 2003, 10:09 AM   #1
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color bars vs. color checker

i have an xl1 and i also have a gretag mcbeth color checker. i've read that the color bar inside the xl1 and xl1s isn't quite good. if i use my color checker will that be better?
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Old December 23rd, 2003, 10:15 AM   #2
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The color bars inside the XL1 are indeed incorrect color bars. The
XL1S (newer model) has correct SMPTE standard compliance
color bars (or EBU bars for the PAL model).
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Old December 23rd, 2003, 07:11 PM   #3
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thanks again Mr. Lohman. since i have the xl1 will the gretagmcbeth color checker work for me?
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If you include a color standard in the scene, then an analyzer may do you some good. But then video is not going to accurately reproduce all the colors in a scene anyway. You can probably zero in on a few colors but not all of them.

Color bars won't necessarily allow you to correct a scene as they originate in your camera, not the scene.
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