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#1 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 03:40 AM

Hey everyone,

I'm working for the first time with an F900R. We have a short prep period, most of the camera is pretty straightforward, but I'm still left with a question or two.

We have a B&W 1.5" viewfinder on there right now, and the zebra pattern we're seeing is horizontal...quite hard to spot in a monochrome viewfinder.

We went through the menu and couldn't find any way to change the zebras so they'd be diagonal. Is this a setting purely dictated by the choice of viewfinder?

We are getting a color HD viewfinder, so I'm curious if the zebra pattern will be diagonal once that's attached.
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#2 Serge Teulon

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:23 AM

Hey everyone,

I'm working for the first time with an F900R. We have a short prep period, most of the camera is pretty straightforward, but I'm still left with a question or two.

We have a B&W 1.5" viewfinder on there right now, and the zebra pattern we're seeing is horizontal...quite hard to spot in a monochrome viewfinder.

We went through the menu and couldn't find any way to change the zebras so they'd be diagonal. Is this a setting purely dictated by the choice of viewfinder?

We are getting a color HD viewfinder, so I'm curious if the zebra pattern will be diagonal once that's attached.


Hey Jonathan,

Its strange that they are horizontal...they should be diagonal.
As you probably know zebra displays straight and rounded patterns for differences in exposure.
At what percentage is your zebra set at in the menu? 70%, 85% etc...

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#3 Serge Teulon

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:31 AM

Here is a BBC standard zebra set up for the 900R


Zebra ON
Zebra select 1 1/2/Both
Zebra1 det level -70% - 50%~105% - Set for skin, 45=65% on grey scale - 65%
Zebra2 det level - 100% - 95%~105% Set for white, 0=100% on grey scale - 100%
Aspect Off Off/On Duplicates setting in OPERATION07 - On
VF detail level 0 (-99~99) - 0
VF DTL H level 0 (-99~99) - 0
VF DTL V level 0 (-99~99) - 0
Software detail enhancer, no affect on
recording or output (vf also has
peaking), helps with focus checks 0

if you send me your email I'll gladly send you the pdf.

Cheers
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#4 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 11:40 AM

Zebras are set at 95, we're setting exposure purely by white card.

And thanks Serge, we know about that portion of the menu. The DP thought there was a setting somewhere to change the zebra pattern itself, but it's not there :/
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#5 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 01:10 PM

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