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Does the XL2 have more resolution than the XL1s?


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#1 Dan Stone

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:14 AM

Since the XL2's 24p mode is true progressive, does it have more resolution than the XL1s's half-field 30p mode?
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#2 Peter J DeCrescenzo

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 01:00 PM

Since the XL2's 24p mode is true progressive, does it have more resolution than the XL1s's half-field 30p mode?

Yes, when edited and played as progressive video.

Also, I believe the CCDs in the XL2 have at least twice the resolution (# of pixels) as the CCDs in the older model XL1s. Because of this, the XL2's video will look sharper than XL1s' video whether shooting in interlaced or progressive mode. This will be especially true when shooting 16:9, since the XL2 CCDs are 16:9 and the XL1s CCDs are 4:3.
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#3 Jay Gladwell

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 06:25 AM

Yes, the XL2 is considerably sharper, although I do not recall what the exact percentage is. The color is less saturated than the XL1s, too.

The good news is if you're shooting footage on the XL2 that will be edited with footage shot on an XL1s, you can (will need to) adjust the settings on the XL2 to match the XL1s!

Those settings are:

Make certain the gain on both cameras is set to zero.

Make certain both cameras are white balanced the same.

On the XL2 set the color matrix/gamma to "Normal".

Set the knee to "High".

Set the black to "Middle".

Set the color gain to "+2".

Set the color phase to "+2" (toward red).

Set the RGB to: Red Gain "+2", Green gain "-2", Blue gain, "+2".

Set the sharpness to "-4 or -5".

Set the set-up level to "-2".

Set the master pedestal to "-4 to -5".

This may require some minor tweeks, depending on your eye.
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#4 AshG

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 12:11 AM

XL2 uses 4:3 960X720 CCDS with only the 16:9 portion, 960X480 active. It is considerably sharper and cleaner than the XL1 and XL1s.



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