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#1 Jerry Doran

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 05:25 PM

I am doing a shoot with 2 Varicams and I was wondering about the process of matching the cameras up during checkout. Is there more to it than simply making sure the numbers are the same in each camera?
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#2 Chayse Irvin

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 06:03 PM

I am doing a shoot with 2 Varicams and I was wondering about the process of matching the cameras up during checkout. Is there more to it than simply making sure the numbers are the same in each camera?



Aye. There are all sorts of engineering menu's that other shows could have messed with, so you should check em all out. I've even had a camera that clairmonts film mode settings were tampered with... which is even deeper into the menu and the one thing I didn't mess with. Fortunately halfway through the shoot when i got a replacement body, i threw in my SD card to match settings and it was giving me a low contrast look, which is what i originally desired but couldn't achieve because of the the original body had been tampered with by another show.
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#3 Mitch Gross

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:07 AM

A good rental house should be able to match two of the same cameras on request. At Abel we always re-initialize the cameras and then put in our settings. In addition to this it is neessary to create lens files for your optics. Then your cameras should match without problem.
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