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Old December 6th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #1
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EX1 Low light frame grab

HQ 1080 24P 1/48 shutter; 0dB / 1.9 f-stop
6 feet from Heritage Guitar.
Not much light at all.

At -3dB it was even cleaner.

It's strange when actually watching the -3dB video, it's so clean it looks like a still

Also, note the field of view and tighter DOF with the main subject at 6 feet. If this was a 1/3" sensor camera,
more of the frame would of been in focus. It kind of gives you an idea that the 1/2" sensors allow a bit
tighter DOF. Remember the f-stop was wide open at 1.9.

Note: For clarification, added shutter speed.



http://members.cox.net/proaudio4/vlcsnap-4701.tif

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Old December 6th, 2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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Not bad at all. Hmm.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 11:44 PM   #3
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That looks awesome! And BTW, the camera picture quality isn't too shabby either. Compliments from a fellow guitarist. (grin)

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Old December 7th, 2007, 08:08 AM   #4
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Thanks Greg.
Guitars are a disease for me. Glad to here there's more musicians here!
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Old December 7th, 2007, 09:56 AM   #5
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HQ 1080 24P 0dB / 1.9 f-stop
What shutter speed? (Just curious.)
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Old December 7th, 2007, 10:06 AM   #6
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I second Kevin's question.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 10:16 AM   #7
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my bad 24P 1/48
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Old December 7th, 2007, 10:37 AM   #8
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What focal length?
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Old December 7th, 2007, 11:11 AM   #9
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I mentioned the Heritage guitar was 6 feet from the camera.
The focal length was about 7 to 8mm. Almost full wide.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 11:24 AM   #10
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Okay, thanks, that's why the DOF is so deep.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 11:31 AM   #11
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Hmm..
Yes, BUT try this same test with a 1/3" camera and I'll bet the Strat guitar behind it on the couch is a lot more in focus. I was amazed.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:06 PM   #12
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Another boring low light EX1 frame grab... LOL

EX1 low light. HQ 1080 24P/ 1/48 shutter. Gain = -3dB
A better focused shot compared to my original.

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Old December 12th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #13
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Fancy trying one with no detail enhancement? :)

Those strings are exactly the kind of thing i feel the enhancement messes up

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Old December 12th, 2007, 05:03 PM   #14
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hmmm.
I agree about detail off, but I sure don't see any issue with the strings in this shot.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 03:20 AM   #15
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Steven,

Just the usual 'ringing', look at any highlight area, the gibson logo, the frets -- they all show the harsh black edging from the enhancement. Especially the highlights, look at the knobs below and the highlight to the top left edge.

Lovely image though!

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