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Chris Hurd May 6th, 2006 01:09 AM

XL H1 Custom Presets Download Library
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I'm no expert with Excel, but here's a spreadsheet covering all of the user-submitted XL H1 custom preset files that I've been able to dig up around here. So far there are seven from Alister Chapman; two each from Luis de la Cerda, Steven Dempsey and Lauri Kettunen; and one each from Oleg Kalyan, Daniel Epstein and Bill Taka. The sheet is called "v.20060604" in order to keep track of its date. I hope it grows up to be a lot bigger!

The actual .CPF files to follow in other posts below.

*updated 2006 / 05 / 20 -- added B&WJECTA and OLEGWARM*
*updated 2006 / 05 / 30 -- added DVXMATCH, EOSPHOTO, NATURALO and OUTSIDEN*
*updated 2006 / 06 / 04 -- added PANALOOK

Chris Hurd May 6th, 2006 01:22 AM

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Here are seven presets from Alistar Chapman. See http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showpost....81&postcount=8:
"If any H1 users out there want to try out some of my presets I have posted some H1 preset files here:
http://www.ingenioustv.co.uk/forum/f...57&posts=1#M76 They include a couple of film stock emulations.
They are not perfect but do show how tweaking the matrix can create quite different looks."

Some notes from Alister about the presets:
PRESET01.CPF: AC PREF1 -- Alister's prefered general setup.
PRESET02.CPF: AVG FILM -- designed to emulate an average film stock, best used with 24F / 25F.
PRESET03.CPF: 5248FILM -- supposed to emulate Kodak 5248 film stock, best used with 24F / 25F.
PRESET04.CPF: OPTICONT -- for optimum latitude, similar to AC PREF1.
PRESET05.CPF: 5296FILM -- should be like Kodak 5296 film stock, best used with 24F / 25F.
PRESET06.CPF: FACTORY -- simply the Canon factory default settings.
PRESET07.CPF: LOWLT12 -- for shooting in low light with 12db gain.

Please discuss these presets here: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showpost.php?p=416781

Chris Hurd May 6th, 2006 01:34 AM

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Here are the two "Terra" presets from Luis de la Cerda and the "Disjecta" preset from Steven Dempsey.

PRESET08.CPF: TERRA1 -- is a soft unsharpened image, shadows retain detail without looking washed out.
PRESET09.CPF: TERRA2 -- is like TERRA1 but sharper, with coring turned down to keep noise levels at bay.
PRESET10.CPF: DISJECTA -- most resembles the colors Steven Dempsey used with his Panasonic DVX100.

Please discuss Terra 1 & 2 here: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=66581
Please discuss Disjecta here: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=66605

To use any of these presets in your XL H1, just create a folder called "PRESET" on an SD card, download these .CPF files to that folder on the card and and insert it in your H1. Use the CP Select button on the camera to cycle through the available presets until you reach those that are on the SD card.

Chris Hurd May 7th, 2006 04:17 PM

Speadsheet and CPF download files updated. Replaced the single "Terra" preset by Luis de la Cerda with the two different versions (Terra 1 & 2) he describes in the discussion thread linked above.

Chris Hurd May 8th, 2006 10:12 AM

Speadsheet and CPF download files updated. Modified "Disjecta" per Steven Dempsey as explained in this discussion: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showpost....46&postcount=3

Chris Hurd May 11th, 2006 10:38 PM

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Speadsheet and CPF download files updated. Added "Nomagent" by Lauri Kettunen. This preset compensates for the Magenta cast that Lauri detects in the stock XL H1 image. Some folks feel that the White Balance on the XL H1 is slanted a bit toward Magenta; if you notice this then Lauri's "Nomagent" preset will correct it.

PRESET11.CPF: NOMAGENT -- negates the Magenta bias that some XL H1 owners detect in factory settings.

To discuss, please refer to the thread where Lauri first posted these settings:


Chris Hurd May 21st, 2006 01:06 PM

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Speadsheet and CPF download files updated. Added "B&WJECTA" by Steven Dempsey and "OLEGWARM" by Oleg Kalyan.

PRESET12.CPF: B&WJECTA -- B&W with detail in darks without blowing out lights, no diagonal stair-stepping.
To discuss, please refer to the thread where Steven first posted these settings:

PRESET13.CPF: OLEGWARM -- warm, saturated and film-like when combined with Skin Detail: Middle.
To discuss, please refer to the thread where Oleg first posted these settings:

See the first post in this thread for the presets spreadsheet download.

John Richard May 22nd, 2006 07:38 AM

Loading Card .cpf Files to Camera
Having trouble importing these .cpf files from the Card to the Camera.
I can copy these presets to the Smart Card from my laptop, but then when I put the Card into the H1, when I menu down to the Card>Camera option the Card is greyed out.

I tried initializing the Card again, copying the .cpf custom presets provided by you kind folks, but again the Card>Camera option is greyed out - unavailable.

What am I doing wrong - I can record Stills to the Card and play them back so the camera is seeing the Card.


Chris Hurd May 22nd, 2006 08:02 AM

Hi John, I see this is your first post here, welcome to DV Info Net.

You've got to have a folder on that card called PRESET -- just like that, all caps, and in the root directory of the card. All of the CPF files go in that folder. If for some reason you're still having trouble with it, I've got a trick that will help you out but it's a longer process. Try creating the PRESET folder first, and if that doesn't do the job, let me know.

John Richard May 22nd, 2006 08:39 AM

Presets Management
Thanks a bundle Chris - I'll try that.

This is an awesome forum - so much valuable info from so many knowledgeable, generous and helpful folk.

Glad to be allowed to participate.

John Richard May 23rd, 2006 03:50 PM

SD Card to Camera
Thanks Chris - your PRESET folder instruction did the trick perfectly.
Was that instruction in the manual somewhere? If so I missed it.

Great tool for sharing presets with other users and other cams in multicamera shoot.

Chris Hurd May 23rd, 2006 03:54 PM

Glad to hear it John. The manual leaves out a lot of stuff, but we're working on that here. You could say that's what this forum is for, I guess.

Bill Taka May 30th, 2006 08:25 PM


Some members may have use for a preset that resembles the natural outdoor colors as close as possible. I use this outdoor preset the most and I find that I do the least amount of CC with it. It also comes very close to my warm cards though not as "artificial".

GAM Cine1
NR1 0
NR2 0
BGN -2

Chris Hurd May 30th, 2006 09:42 PM

Thanks Bill, I'll add yours and a couple others to the spreadsheet!

Chris Hurd May 31st, 2006 12:40 AM

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Speadsheet and CPF download files updated. Added "DVXMATCH" by Daniel Epstein, "EOSPHOTO" by Mark Plomp, "NATURALO" by Bill Taka and "OUTSIDEN" by Lauri Kettunen.

PRESET14.CPF: DVXMATCH -- closely matches the Panasonic DVX100 at WB of 3200K; also try Knee: Auto.
To discuss, please refer to the thread where Daniel first posted these settings:

PRESET15.CPF: EOSPHOTO -- is optimized for Canon EOS photo lenses; much brighter with more contrast.
To discuss, please refer to the thread where Mark first posted these settings:

PRESET16.CPF: NATURALO -- closely resembles natural outdoor colors, requiring minimum correction.
To discuss, please refer to the thread where Bill first posted these settings:

PRESET17.CPF: OUTSIDEN -- gives the XL H1 a neutral image outdoors while managing bright whites.
To discuss, please refer to the thread where Lauri first posted these settings:

See the first post in this thread for the presets spreadsheet download.

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