Using an XL1S for the first time
Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:36 PM
I'm normally an 8mm/16mm man, but I have finally gotten an opportunity to use a Canon XL12 camera (Wish I could use a two, but I can't complain) for a documentary. First off, would anyone be able to recommend a source for info for first timers. Yes, I suppose I could read the manual, but I'd like to get a crash course in what to do/not do to achieve best results. Also, what is the average lifespan of a battery in an XL1s? I'd love to hear any info, and I can't wait to try this camera!
Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:02 AM
Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:59 AM
And keep full control of everything. Especially the gain and white balance. If you leave it set on auto you never know what it'll do in any given situation.
If you're using the autofocus lens keep it on manual focus. When you need to focus hit the autofocus button to get you in the neighborhood and then fine tune it yourself.
Posted 03 May 2005 - 08:38 AM
Edited by Brian Rose, 03 May 2005 - 08:47 AM.
Posted 03 May 2005 - 09:39 AM
I'm going to Washington this summer...
I own an Xl1S, i would use that over the smaller sony. For starters you will have a lot more control over your image plus its a cool looking camera! LOL What i mean by that is sometimes people take you more serious with larger cameras. "oh! your a camera man, go ahead" and people get out of your way!!
The image stabilization on the servo lenses is pretty good, that will help alot when your walking around. If you can't carry a tripod i would suggest getting a nice monopod like from bogan. They are great for quick shooting with smaller cameras.
Good luck on your Doc.!!
Posted 04 May 2005 - 09:56 PM