Jump to content


Photo

experiences with how HVX handles blacks?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 seth christian

seth christian
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 189 posts
  • Director
  • Nashville, TN. USA

Posted 05 May 2007 - 12:07 PM

we have decided that our desired level of quality is
definitely NOT ever going to be the DVX100 ever
again. We've been considering the HVX; however,
I've heard that HVX doesn't handle blacks very
well either.

Experiences/opinions on black handling on the
HVX compared to other 24p HD cameras?
  • 0

#2 Tim Tyler

Tim Tyler

    Administrator

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1291 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Olympia, WA (US)

Posted 05 May 2007 - 12:14 PM

The BPRESS gamma setting on the HVX will get you cleaner, less noisy blacks than possible with the DVX.
  • 0

#3 Chris Keth

Chris Keth
  • Sustaining Members
  • 4427 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • Los Angeles

Posted 05 May 2007 - 01:06 PM

I just shot a horror short (i.e. lots of black), with the bpress setting that Tim mentions, and I'm quite happy with the look. It is very clean and quite a bit less noisy than I expected.
  • 0

#4 seth christian

seth christian
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 189 posts
  • Director
  • Nashville, TN. USA

Posted 05 May 2007 - 07:09 PM

I just shot a horror short (i.e. lots of black), with the bpress setting that Tim mentions, and I'm quite happy with the look. It is very clean and quite a bit less noisy than I expected.




got a link to view?
  • 0

#5 Chris Keth

Chris Keth
  • Sustaining Members
  • 4427 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • Los Angeles

Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:06 PM

got a link to view?


There's a bit in my reel at www.rit.edu/~cdk8380

The handheld shots with the 2 guys outdoors and the blood-spraying shot are from that movie w/ the HVX.
  • 0

#6 David Regan

David Regan
  • Sustaining Members
  • 218 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • New York

Posted 08 May 2007 - 04:46 PM

Changing the Master Pedestal subtly can also effect how crisp your blacks are. Be careful not to get crazy with it though as it does effect the whole image, just a step or two to tweak I would say.

Edited by David Regan, 08 May 2007 - 04:48 PM.

  • 0


Technodolly

Paralinx LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

Metropolis Post

rebotnix Technologies

Glidecam

Ritter Battery

Willys Widgets

Abel Cine

Tai Audio

CineTape

Aerial Filmworks

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Visual Products

The Slider

CineLab

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Wooden Camera

FJS International, LLC

Opal

Wooden Camera

FJS International, LLC

Paralinx LLC

CineTape

Glidecam

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Tai Audio

rebotnix Technologies

CineLab

Technodolly

Metropolis Post

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Rig Wheels Passport

Opal

Ritter Battery

Willys Widgets

The Slider

Aerial Filmworks

Visual Products

Abel Cine

Gamma Ray Digital Inc