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HPX300 settings
HPX300 settings
by Bonnie Ernst on Aug 16, 2011 at 8:27:58 pm

I company I just started working for has this camera and it has rarely been used except for inside interviews. I'll be shooting some agriculture - fields, veggies, small plants and people soon. Any recommendations for tweeking the settings to get a better look? Right now the blacks are really black.

Bonnie Ernst
Located on the central coast of California.

Re: HPX300 settings
by Chris Tompkins on Aug 16, 2011 at 11:49:16 pm

Check the manual.
Format depends on the delivery.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC

Re: HPX300 settings
by Steve Eisen on Aug 17, 2011 at 9:23:34 pm

[Bonnie Ernst] "Right now the blacks are really black"

Like Chris said, read the manual and adjust the pedestal level if blacks are crushed.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group

Re: HPX300 settings
by Jim Carswell on Aug 18, 2011 at 1:44:32 pm

Here ( ) is a link to scene file settings for Panasonic cameras including the 300. Select that camera on the page> go to the drop down menu on the 300 page and select nature. That's a good place to start for an outdoor set up. Take a look and see if it helps. You might want to tweak it a little to fit your desired look.


Jim Carswell
Spyhop Productions, Inc.
Savannah, GA

Re: HPX300 settings
by Kevin Sio on Sep 1, 2011 at 5:18:08 pm

I have wondered about this also. Just got thru documenting Irene for my company and noticed (as before) that when shooting in bright sun the blacks are really compressed. Is this a small imager issue? Am waiting for a sunny day to play with Gamma and Ped.


Kevin Sio
Corporate Affairs
National Grid