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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:51 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Craig Mieritz View Post

I don't know if this has any relationship to the problems you are having. There is apparently some issue with the gamma knees in the EX1/EX3 when using the standard gammas. Please read page 3 of Adam Wilt's review:

ProVideo Coalition.com: Camera Log by Adam Wilt | Founder | Pro Cameras, HDV Camera, HD Camera, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, RED, Video Camera Reviews

"when a highlight has a strong chroma component, the knee shuts off prematurely, allowing colored highlights to suddenly blow out."

The cine gamma are not affected by this.


Absolutely - this has been discussed in detail here:


The consensus between Adam and myself has been that Cine gammas are much safer to use in those circumstances. Therefore, all my "outdoors" PP's (apart from those for very low light) are based on Cine, while those PP's for indoors - on STD gammas.
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