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Tracy Peterson
HVX focus "Soft"
on Feb 12, 2009 at 4:55:13 am

It seems to me that no matter what I do with my footage, bracketing focus on a high detail area, then getting it as close as I can with the small monitor, the HVX shoots soft. I've even shot test footage racking it back and forth and the footage never achieves a crisp image. Am I doing something wrong or should I start suspecting the lens?

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Noah Kadner
Re: HVX focus "Soft"
on Feb 12, 2009 at 7:02:47 am

Yeah- could be a bad lens. Though I'd also tend to go with you need to spend time to learn the camera a bit better- it's tricky to get right out of the box.

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Jason Jenkins
Re: HVX focus "Soft"
on Feb 12, 2009 at 6:20:38 pm

What are you viewing the footage on?

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Tracy Peterson
Re: HVX focus "Soft"
on Feb 16, 2009 at 4:43:16 pm

That's a great question, a computer monitor. My experience with the shots being soft has been on Final Cut Pro and Avid, whereas Premiere looks nice and sharp. Go figure. I loaded it into premiere and it looks fine.

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Jason Jenkins
Re: HVX focus "Soft"
on Feb 16, 2009 at 5:47:48 pm

As you have discovered, you really can't make any judgment calls on the sharpness of the footage based on the NLE's on-screen viewer. You need to output to a broadcast monitor or, at the very least, a TV.

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