Color Bars Trick for GL1 Owners
by Chris Hurd on Jan 16, 2002 at 6:15:52 am
Howdy from Texas,
Back in 1998, I brought you the Canon XL1 color bars trick,
which became the very first tip on my then-fledgling website,
The XL1 Watchdog at http://www.dvinfo.net/xl1.htm -- well, four years
later, I never thought I'd be doing the same thing all over
again, this time with the Canon GL1.
Be advised, however, that just like on the original XL1, these color
bars are for test purposes only. You would not want to use them
to calibrate a monitor as the colors are set up all wrong. So
now that you've been warned about that, here's the trick.
Turn the GL1 on in Green Box (easy recording) mode, press and
hold the D.E. button and the Exposure wheel simultaneously for
about five seconds. There you go. They stay on when you switch
back to Green Box from other program modes.
Special thanks to Brooks Collins of Stanford, California for
discovering this undocumented feature (it's not in the service
manual). Brooks showed it to me in person -- and you know what?
You learn something new every day. Enjoy,