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Old March 30th, 2003, 04:26 PM   #1
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Chroma Adjust for Black and White

Hi- have a PD150 and wish to shoot in black and white and/or desaturated color. Where can I find info on adjusting chroma and luma for this camera?
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Old March 30th, 2003, 09:22 PM   #2
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I have not tried to kill the color in-camera since it is so easy to do in Post and I always have the option of using color.
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Old March 31st, 2003, 12:46 AM   #3
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Thanks Mike, I will look into a test on FCP. However, my thought was a clearer image might be attained if the ccd only has to record grayscale rather than color bits, but perhaps I am wrong about this. What do you think? Seemed like I read that the VX1000 had some menus for adjusting chrominance and luminance, but don't seem to be available on the PD150.
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Old March 31st, 2003, 06:17 AM   #4
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If you're shooting in color, but going to remove chroma in post, does it make sense to shoot with an amber filter? Will this make clouds more dramatic, and get rid of haze?

Any one tried this?

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The color to B&W conversion would be accomplished in the camera electronics. Color detection in a CCD detector is always created with the use of color filters which are permanent parts of the optical block.

I think one would have to play around with filters to see if the CCD pixel triads would react to color filters in the same manner as Panchromatic Silver Halide film.

Haze as recorded on film is the reaction of the film to backscattering of UV. CCD response is way down with regard to UV so I'm guessing it would not be as effected by the type of haze that affects film. IIRC, the more dramatic clouds are really created by darkening the 'blue' sky. A polarizer would do as well.
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