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joseph wilkins
Matching EX1 and HVX200
on Jan 23, 2009 at 5:03:12 pm

I have a 2 camera shoot coming up... shooting in a controlled studio

Problem is... I have a HVX200 and Sony EX1

I have no idea how to make both these cameras colors look the same..

When I do tests, the Sony looks washed out in color compared to the HVX200.

I am new to this stuff... Does anyone have a step by step guide to doing this?

I have Final Cut 6.03 and a SD semi pro monitor, but nothing that lets me do split screen comparisons...


thanks!


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Noah Kadner
Re: Matching EX1 and HVX200
on Jan 23, 2009 at 5:38:21 pm

I'd get them as close as possible with the monitor, waveform and vector scopes and then further finesse in post. But you have to be realistic, these camera will never shoot a similar looking picture that they'd be 100% interchangeable, to say nothing of media/resolution inconsistency. If it's truly important that everything match 1:1, you need to rent either a second EX1 or HVX200 and shoot two of the same camera.

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Don Greening
Re: Matching EX1 and HVX200
on Jan 23, 2009 at 5:47:29 pm

You can use the vectorscopes in FCP to get your colours and exposures close between the 2 cameras. There are also broadcast monitors you could rent that have built-in waveform monitors and vectorscopes. Connect the two cameras to the monitor and adjust the cameras until they read the same. The Panasonic BT-LH1760 is one such monitor. I believe it also has a split screen function.

http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelDetail?display...

Even if you don't end up renting a reference monitor such as the Panny if you go to the link above you'll have a better idea of what's available for you on set.

- Don


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Will Griffith
Re: Matching EX1 and HVX200
on Jan 23, 2009 at 6:02:13 pm

If you want the EX1 to look less washed out then you
will need to adjust your picture profile.


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Rafael Amador
Re: Matching EX1 and HVX200
on Jan 24, 2009 at 4:35:51 pm

Hi Joseph;
Please find below the PP of the EX-1 matching the HVX200 PPs.
I've picked them from DVinfo and the guy who post them (Andy Shipside. Thanks Andy) is a camera specialist from AbelCine Tech.
I haven't tried them because i don't work with the P2, but is good to have them in case:
Cheers,
rafael
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Here are print outs of my settings. All the other settings are set to default. I noted that the detail adjustment is subjective because I just eyeballed the difference. The EX1 is notably sharper even at the lowest level.

HVX Matches for EX1

PP1: Cine V
Matrix –
- Select: High Sat
- Level 0
- Phase +2
- R-G -11
- R-B -23
- G-R +38
- G-B 0
- B-R +17
- B-G -23
Detail –
- Level – 30 (subjective)

Gamma –
- Level -1
- Select: Cine 1

Black – -2
Black Gamma - -99

PP2: Cine D
Matrix –
- Select: High Sat
- Level 0
- Phase +6
- R-G +22
- R-B -36
- G-R +19
- G-B 0
- B-R +14
- B-G -16
Detail –
- Level – 30 (subjective)

Gamma –
- Level -1
- Select: Cine 1

Black – -2
Black Gamma - -96

PP3: HD NORM
Matrix –
- Select: Standard
- Level -5
- Phase +1
- R-G +8
- R-B -30
- G-R +15
- G-B -24
- B-R 0
- B-G +10
Detail –
- Level – 30 (subjective)

Gamma –
- Level +11
- Select: STD4

Black – -1
Black Gamma - -52

PP4: FLUO
Matrix –
- Select: FL Light
- Level -8
- Phase -5
- R-G -64
- R-B -24
- G-R +64
- G-B -18
- B-R +24
- B-G -23
Detail –
- Level – 30 (subjective)

Gamma –
- Level +11
- Select: STD4

Black – -1
Black Gamma - -52
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Camera Technology Specialist
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