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Old January 28th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #16
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I use both zebras set pretty high. Zebra 1 at 95% so that it shows me everything that's in the 90s. zebra 2 is locked at 100, so it shows me when whites start clipping. I used the histogram to watch out for blacks falling off the bottom. Like Randy, I come from a still photography background. As long as the highlights aren't blown and the shadows haven't turned to murk (this is where all those picture profiles can help), I can adjust the tonality (especially deepening the midtones) in post.

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Old February 25th, 2008, 10:55 AM   #17
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For me, if I want to use BOTH zebras at the same time I can set one only. If you look at the Status page you'll see the number listed for zebra 1 and 2 simply listed as "On."

I also find that if I set the zebra to a number and switch between 1 and 2, that number does not change. It does not seem to store a separate number for 1 and 2 unless I'm doing something wrong.[/QUOTE]

I get the same with the zebra setting,select setting 1,set it to whatever,then select settin 2 and the number is the same,so adjust that to whatever,then when you go back to setting 1 that's been changed,so know both zebras are the same !! Surely if setting 2 is not changeable then the number should be greyed out or set at 100.

And both zebra's can be used at the same time,i can select 1 or 2 or both.
1 slashes one way,2 slashes the other.
So what settings have EX users settled on ?

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Old February 25th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #18
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So what settings have EX users settled on ?Paul.
So far, 80% for Zebra 1 and 100% for Zebra 2 is working for me. There is a certain amount of detail remaining in areas of the picture that were "blown out" at 100% which was something that didn't happen when I shot MiniDV.

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Old February 25th, 2008, 11:58 PM   #19
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For me, if I want to use BOTH zebras at the same time I can set one only. If you look at the Status page you'll see the number listed for zebra 1 and 2 simply listed as "On."

I also find that if I set the zebra to a number and switch between 1 and 2, that number does not change. It does not seem to store a separate number for 1 and 2 unless I'm doing something wrong.
I get the same with the zebra setting,select setting 1,set it to whatever,then select settin 2 and the number is the same,so adjust that to whatever,then when you go back to setting 1 that's been changed,so know both zebras are the same !! Surely if setting 2 is not changeable then the number should be greyed out or set at 100.

And both zebra's can be used at the same time,i can select 1 or 2 or both.
1 slashes one way,2 slashes the other.
So what settings have EX users settled on ?

Paul.[/QUOTE]

Paul: What you are adjusting is JUST ZEBRA 1 (that's why it does not change). It is confusing, I know, but the thing is Zebra 2 is NOT adjustable - it is 100% all the time.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #20
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I use both zebras set pretty high. Zebra 1 at 95% so that it shows me everything that's in the 90s. zebra 2 is locked at 100, so it shows me when whites start clipping. I used the histogram to watch out for blacks falling off the bottom. Like Randy, I come from a still photography background. As long as the highlights aren't blown and the shadows haven't turned to murk (this is where all those picture profiles can help), I can adjust the tonality (especially deepening the midtones) in post.

Clark

P.S. I'm still learning this video thing, so I am open to other ideas.
Clark: As Zebra 2 shows you when you get to 100%, by backing off a little you are in the 90s, so what do you get from your Zebra 1 at 95 (90-100)? How do you use that information?
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Old February 26th, 2008, 04:18 AM   #21
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Hi guys,

I did a simple test, to ascertain what zebra 2 is set to; I make it 105.

I started off by setting zebra 1 to 100 then flipped between 1 and 2, I kept changing the level of zebra 1 and flipping between the zebra 1 and 2 until the zebra patterns matched, arriving at 105.

I hope this helps.

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