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Old December 30th, 2005, 09:04 PM   #31
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Hey, John Jay,

Okay. I was shooting with defualt scene file for 60p and 1080i, but I guess the sharpness is on at default? I will check this.
Try setting the scene file menu setting "DETAIL LEVEL" to -5 or less. -7 is the minimum. Around -5 seems to be pretty good.

Also, SAVE your settings! If you turn the camera off, your settings will revert to the last time you saved them. Any time you change settings to try something new out, and you want to stick with it, save your settings. Otherwise you might find that you turned the camera off at some point and then the next time you turn it on it'll revert to the old settings, settings that you may not want to be using. So the key rule is to save your settings! (well, that plus never shoot at an iris smaller/bigger number than f/8).
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Old December 31st, 2005, 12:56 AM   #32
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1. Would Aspect be powerful enough to handle the HD footage?
2. Do you foresee future versions of a Cineform product for integrating HD footage from this camera directly into Premiere Pro?
3. Is the footage you converted to Cineform AVI degraded? And if so, is it substantial?
1. Yes that is what it is designed from the ground up to do. Remember DVCPRO-HD is lower resolution than its HDV equivalent, so for the Aspect HD workflow today I would recommend up-res'ing the P2 source to 1280x720 or 1440x1080 as appropriate, as Aspect HD is designed for those resolutions (although it can handle 960x720 today if needed.)

2. Yes, at some future time a CineForm product will more directly support the new camera. If Panasonic would be more open to such support, it will be sooner more than later.

3. Technically any transcode is not mathematically lossless, we get about as close as you can get or need. Any work that uses compositing tools will actually benefit from the CineForm compression, resulting in lower generation losses than if you tried to stay within DVCPRO-HD, which is not designed for post. The CineForm approach will protect the image quality, even in more complex work-flows.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 09:51 AM   #33
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(well, that plus never shoot at an iris smaller/bigger number than f/8).
You mean, a bigger f-stop number/smaller aperture? Or just stick to to f8 period?
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Old December 31st, 2005, 11:07 AM   #34
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I think he means don't close down more than f8, i.e. f12, f11, f16 or whatever.

It is okay to open up (go with a smaller f-stop).
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Old December 31st, 2005, 01:24 PM   #35
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Barry was reffering to closing down (increasing the f-stop above f8) on the aperture will result in too much diffraction; thus possibly making the lens/aperture the limiting factor of resolution.

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Old December 31st, 2005, 01:47 PM   #36
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f stop language

open up = means increase the light that passes thru the iris = F2 is larger/bigger then F8 because it lets more light hit the film/CCD ..

close down = means decrease the light that passes thru iris = F16 is smaller then F2 because it lets less light hit the film/CCD
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