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Here's a Tip for Low Light Shooting with an XL


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#1 drew_town

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 09:37 PM

Greetings,

Shooting in low light with an XL?

Try this: Turn the shutter down to 1/30 and switch to "Normal" mode. It'll give you a motion look similar to "Frame" mode and allow you that little bit of extra exposure. 1/30 in "Frame" mode is stroby and has a noticable motion blur. Switching to "Normal" at 1/30 smooths out the strobe look but leaves a subtle motion blur that looks more like "Frame" mode than "Normal" mode.
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#2 Rik Andino

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:25 PM

I've actually done this with a PD150 and PD170
Which doesn't have progressive scan mode and it looks very good...
It's not shooting 30P but it looks damn close too it.


Good Tip.
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:46 AM

Let us not forget the extra resolution you gain by not going to frame mode.
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:14 PM

Let us not forget the extra resolution you gain by not going to frame mode.

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When decreasing shutter speed to 1/30th, if I'm not mistaken, the camera must still discard and interpolate one of the fields. When using Frame Mode, the green pixel offset aids interpolation - not sure if it's the same with a slow shutter.
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#5 Josh Bass

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 01:36 AM

You could be right. I didn't know that. I thought since it was still 60i, you'd still get full rez. My bad.
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