I can't give you any specific advice... other than to get in there and play with it.
The H1 is a FANTASTIC camera... but the default out-of-the box settings look like crap. Go into the menu and you'll find 23 (I think it's 23) different adjustable parameters that allow you to paint the camera to look exactly like you want. Set up a scene, light it well, and with a GOOD monitor one by one tweak each of these just a bit one way then the other until you find something you like... then move to the next one and do the same. Then you save it as one of the presets. Now you'll instantly be able to call up that preset and have a scene that looks exactly like you want. Some of these adjustable parameters will mean nothing to you, but you can consult the manual and it spells them all out for you (if they haven't updated the manual since they first came out, it's pages 82-84).
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