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Old March 10th, 2005, 06:53 AM   #1
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Two - camera shut-off & low light

Hi there - Just picked up a new 100a, it says upgraded? Anyhow,
is there a way to keep the camera from shutting off when idle? I was doing a live shoot and working with the sound guy on audio levels and the camera would shut off - I was using AC as well.
Maybe it's a setting but I could not get as much exposure on the
100A compared to my XL1s and was bit surprised. This was shot 60i and I was wide open on the 100A. I'm shooting in a nightclub tomorrow and tested in there last night, same thing, can barely get enough exposure - don't get me wrong these are low light situations but my XL1s is seeing more light.
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Old March 10th, 2005, 07:27 AM   #2
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1) go into the menu and make sure "tape Protect" is set to stand by. This will stop the unit from turning off

2) Thre are many ways to expand the exposure on these cameras. Shutter is the first obvious one, and then u have teh iris. U can even turn the shutter off if u like and run the camera at 1/25, but thers really no point when u can increase the gain. Also teh DVX has variable gamma configurations to you, so u can even tweak the camera to prioritise dynamic range vs contrast, as well as light sensitivy etc jsut go into ur scene file menu and tweak away...

ive shot nightclub scenes and have never had exposure issues. I also find that the DVX is alot more sensitive in lower light then the XL1s and moreso now comapared with the XL2. the PD170 only just creeps through in front of the DVX with a sacrifice in colour.
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Old March 10th, 2005, 08:24 AM   #3
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Much thanks Peter
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