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Old March 14th, 2007, 08:43 AM   #1
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V1 legendary latitude: Black and Knee settings

Please explain me the theory behind it, cause my experiments yield inconsistet results: in order to get the maximum latitude, should I allow the High setting for the knee, or on the contrary - limit it to Low, to avoid white-outs? The Blacks should be stretched, I'm pretty shure...TIA!
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Old March 14th, 2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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There is an article here http://digitalcontentproducer.com/hd...titude_111106/ that I thought was useful.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 12:34 PM   #3
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Thanks Mark - so it seems one should get the biggest latitude with Knee low, and Blacks stretched. This sounds logical; I'll check it tomorrow!
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Old April 13th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #4
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typical use for high knee setting

The longer I use my V1E, the better I like it; however there are a couple of things that seemed obvious at first sight, and when you know more they become no to so obvious at all...

Like this one: since - in order to get the widest latitude - we set black stretch and knee low, what is a typical use of other knee postitions (middle or high)? While changing the black compensation is very easy to see in the VF/LCD, it's not so easy to spot any difference with changing knee setting - what is the theory? And again, typical use for high knee setting?
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what is a typical use of other knee postitions (middle or high)?
Use HIGH on overcast days to add sparkle.

Use MED to keep constant setting for normal situations.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #6
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Thanks Steve,

With Canon, using Auto knee setting worked well for me, however it needed some time to "make up its mind"; how does the V1's auto knee setting perform from your experience?
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