My DSR-450WSL was in 24pA mode w. a 1/48-sec. shutter, native 16:9, approx. f2.8, distance about 6-7 ft. from lens to subject, I did a manual white balance (not preset). I used Simon Wyndham's previous scene file "suggestions" because I hadn't seen his current suggestions yet, which are available here:
The "older" settings I used for this shoot were:
FLM GAMMA 1
APERTURE LEVEL -14
DETAIL FREQ +40
DTL H/V RATIO +10
WHITE CLIP 109.5
EDIT: The lighting consisted of: At about 5' to the camera's left, the key is a 32"x24" Photoflex CineDome Pro softbox with upper-left half (nearest to camera) of the front diffusion peeled off, mounted on a Mole 650w Tweenie fresnel. The back/hair light above & behind the subject's left shoulder was a 250w MiniMole fresnel with I believe one double scrim (I don't recall if I used diffusion). A second 650w Tweenie with I believe one double scrim & heavy diffusion was located about 5' from subject's right shoulder & about 8' from (and aimed at) the bookshelf. A 48" white reflector is located just off-camera's right near the subject's left shoulder, bouncing some of the key as fill on subject's face.
The footage was captured into an old version of FCP 3.0.4 I own via Firewire. These frames were exported out as PNG files, and then lightly compressed @ 96% JPEGs.
I'm looking forward to testing Simon's latest setting suggestions, as well as experimenting with variations on the cam's defaults.
My current lens is a very basic Canon YJ19x9B4KRS SD lens. At some point I hope to do some tests/shoots using a (rented/borrowed) high-end SD lens, or if I'm really lucky an HD lens.
All the best,
- Peter DeCrescenzo
Edited by Peter DeCrescenzo, 29 November 2005 - 10:57 AM.