Tricks and Traps of Gain with XL1 : LUSENET : Shooting DV Films : One Thread

I'm shooting a feature - as an experiment - with a CanonXL1-Pal. I would love to know some of the tricks and traps of using gain. Should I leave it at zero and adjust with lights? Is auto too much of a wash resulting more of a video look with less color saturation? My biggest concerns are in low-light situations.



-- Jerry McNutt (, December 14, 2000


Are you planning to transfer to 35mm?

-- Tate McGhee (, January 06, 2001.

Try solving low-light situations with the light and leave the gain at zero. This is the basic setup and offers you the best picture. Using gain toughes the picture quality as it's an artificial trick.

-- ron (, January 29, 2001.

Jerry i cant advise on your question, i have just started to work with the xl1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,is it possible to edit footage from the xl1 on my p.c?.......Kieran Ring Dublin Ireland

-- Kieran Ring (, April 30, 2001.

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