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Old February 7th, 2009, 04:47 AM   #1
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White Balancement in different lights situations with the z1....

Hi everybody,
i wanted 2 ask u more info about the inner preset of the white balancement and eventually the tricks of the white cards.Thank you guys
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Old February 9th, 2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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Hi Marcus.

I, for one, am having trouble understanding your question.
What more info would you like about WB preset?
Tricks of the white cards?
Do you mean using warmer or cooler tints on the WB cards to achieve different looks?
Want to try the question another way?
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Old February 13th, 2009, 03:49 AM   #3
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Yes, that was fairly vague…

Anyhow here’s a tip for ya that I use. Never use the cams internal preset unless you absolutely need to in the unlikely event it happens to look better than the following;-)
Set up White balance on preset (A) with a white card (I use very clean ordinary white printing paper, 8x11 sheets) And set preset (B) with an 18% grey card. Holy moly watch out, 9 times out of 10 the colors from preset B will curl your toes!, depending on your lighting of course. I use this set up on my Z1 and FX.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:01 AM   #4
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Hi guys i have to say i'm sorry for my bad english!LOL
I wanted to ask you when you use the preset for the inner locations....I usually make the WB on every light change....
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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:13 AM   #5
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The real beauty of the Z1 over the FX1 is the way you can set up the assign buttons to give you fine tuning to the white balance. I set the preset to outdoor, then have button 5 go cooler and button 6 warmer.

Now all the time you're filming you have daylight w/bal set. If your subjects move into the shade you can click button 6 once or twice. As you step indoors you can push button 5 to warm the colour balance. If you push it 5 times you'll be in the artificial w/bal setting (button 5, 5x, ok? - easy to remember).

Wonderful! I use it all the time, and it's fast!

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Old February 19th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #6
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Agree totally with Tom here, I'd be lost without this great feature... I so often just tweek the colour until I like the way it looks...it's like instant colour grading in camera...

It also helps give nice sun sets and richer scenics without colour cards...

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Old February 20th, 2009, 09:14 AM   #7
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Thank you guys, but could u drive me ina step by step workflow?Cause i'm newbie with it....
Irememberi asked this in another 3d.....
So i have to go on the PP menu;then?

Sorry guys and thank you 4 being so patient!
p.S:correct me when i wrong with my strange english!
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Old February 20th, 2009, 06:18 PM   #8
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Hi Marcus. I think we covered these questions in this thread: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/sony-hvr-...uttons-z1.html
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Old February 21st, 2009, 09:10 AM   #9
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Thank u Boyd...i got it!I
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Old February 21st, 2009, 10:54 AM   #10
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Hd

Why in HD mode this camera losesa lot of light sensivity?
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Old February 21st, 2009, 11:20 AM   #11
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The camera isn't less sensitive to light in the HDV mode. It's less sensitive than an SD camera such as the PD170, but that camera has chips with a bigger surface area and chips with fewer pixels on them.
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