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Old June 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM   #16
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Anthony, when I used to film with the DSR 300 I didn't even know where the zebra button was! I never used it as well as there was no need. But you have to use it on the EX3. Unfortunately the zebra lines tend to turn the picture seen in the viewfinder into a harsh image. I'm finding myself using quite a lot the review button so as to see what I'm actually shooting.

I have filmed about 20 weddings so far with the EX3 and I'm still learning how to produce accurate exposure all the time in any situation. Wedding videography is not easy at all with regards to exposure with the EX3. The worst situation is when the couple exits from a dark church out into a sun drenched environment!
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Old June 10th, 2009, 02:24 AM   #17
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The worst situation is when the couple exits from a dark church out into a sun drenched environment!
Yes Brian, I've noticed this as well.

I'll start to use the zebra more then Brian, thanks for the the advice.

We must have been spoiled, with the DSRs, They were a great camera.

Thanks Brian.
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Old July 5th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #18
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As I said in my first post about the background being a bit dark and some other clips as well. (used the PP in the vortex DVDs)
After I made my SD DVD playback on my HDTV looked alright, well, a wee bit brighter wouldn't have done any harm but when I played it back on my older Sony TV (not LCD) it played back a lot darker, Could this be the case.

Since this wedding I did what Doug suggested about changing the black Level and black Gamma settings up to zero and I think it did help but I'll know best when I start to edit the project.
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