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SONY Z1 control of highlights


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#1 Evangelos Vlachakis

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:16 AM

I am shooting interiors and exteriors with a SONY Z1 with available light most of the time and I was wondering if there are some special settings for controlling clipping of extreme highlights like sunlight coming through a window.
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#2 Nadav Hekselman

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 03:31 AM

I am shooting interiors and exteriors with a SONY Z1 with available light most of the time and I was wondering if there are some special settings for controlling clipping of extreme highlights like sunlight coming through a window.
Thanks

Vangelis


The only way to control the highlight compression is through the PICTURE PRESET menu, under the CINEMATONE section. there are 2 settings, each compress the highlights a little bit more.

The problem with this setting is that its also compress the blacks so you loose details in the
shadow area...

I advice you not to use any of those settings because you loose latitude . underexpose a little bit just to retain the details in the highlights as much as you can. In my experience this camera normally (without CINEMATONE) handles the highlights very well , compared to the DVX100 for instance.

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