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experiences with how HVX handles blacks?


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#1 seth christian

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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?
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#2 Tim Tyler

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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.
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#3 Chris Keth

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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.
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#4 seth christian

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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?
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#5 Chris Keth

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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.
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#6 David Regan

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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.

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