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Old November 8th, 2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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Sharp edges look like green screen effect?

I shot my first footage of a stage show with the EX-1r. The more I look at it, the edges of my subjects (people on stage) look too defined. It looks like they are paper cut-outs placed on a background image. Almost looks like a very well done green screen shot. I don't know if this image will show it. Suggestions pls...
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Old November 8th, 2010, 12:15 PM   #2
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I always turn down the sharpness quite a bit in PP settings.

The stage lighting here seems pretty harsh, so a little less sharpening in the cam would help.

You should experiment a bit with different Picture profiles, to come up with settings that work for you.

A really good start is in the Vortex EX1 DVD and field guide. I highly recommend anyone using the EXcams gets one of Doug's Field guide books and or DVD's.
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Old November 8th, 2010, 12:18 PM   #3
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thx. Coincidently, I ordered both. Seems to be the only instructional series anyway but I like his approach.
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Old November 8th, 2010, 01:01 PM   #4
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The blue colour backlight (like 2xdaylight filter) often give some strange edges to the foreground. If you had put some backligt on the girls that maches the front - maybe 3200 kelvin - I am pretty shure you would have some more pretty edges.
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