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Old November 13th, 2006, 04:10 AM   #1
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A1 and 35mm adapter

Sorry I did run a search in the XLH1 forum, nothing came up. Theres a few options maybe I just chose the wrong words on the search but maybe useful here anyway.

In other cams I adjust these so am wondering what settings are people using when shooting with a 35mm adapter? particularly for the following:

Horizontal Detail Frequency
DTL HV Balance


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Old November 13th, 2006, 08:23 AM   #2
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You help me find the adapter, deal? I've got the FD lenses...

Anyway, without the adapter I use the following settings in daylight outdoor lighting to add some pop...

Sharpness +3
Horizontal Detail Frequency - High
DTL HV Balance - 0
Coring - 0
NR1 -0
NR2 -0


gain (-3db)
Aperture f4.8

Knee - Auto
Black - stretch
Gamma - Cine 1
Master Pedestal +1
Setup - 0
CGN - 32

The sharpness would seem a little high and I'm still tweaking but it doesn't halo, but if you don't like it go the other way with it.

If it's overcast or cloudy flat I would put Black on Middle and and take Master Pedestal down to 0.

Noel I like the video look, many and I think yourself included prefer more filmic, thus I believe I read you like Cine 2 which crushes a little too much in the details for me, but of course you can compensate for that somewhat with the Master Pedestal setting. I'm also shooting 60i, not 24/30F. That said, the Normal Gamma setting is too videoish even for me, and I've not been able to make it work in bright conditions, blows too many highlights, just my $0.02

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