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X5 - best video settings for BBC

Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5' started by Haakon, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Haakon

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    Hi

    I've got a little job to do locally for a BBC report - I'm currently on the latest firmware - what are the best video settings going to be - I'll be supplying the video to their production team straight out of the camera - I know there have been complaints in the past about D-Log.

    I've also seen advice to wind back the sharpness (-1), contrast(-3) and saturation(-3) - is that still the best advice?

    thanks for any advice,
    H
     
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  2. dronealps

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    Some firmware versions have terrible noise issues with D-Log. Test it first to see if that is the case with yours. If it is for a news broadcast, check if they will colour grade the footage or not. Always have sharpness at -3. If they will colour grade, then -3 for the other values too. Use D-Log or None.
     
  3. Phil-RCGeeks

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    I'm sure they'll specify for you but my go to settings would be..
    PAL
    1920x1080 or 3820 x 2160
    25p
    Colour profile: None or Cinelike-D

    Then obviously set white balance and exposure manually as usual
     
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  4. Charles.mabry

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    Why set the sharpness to -3?
     
  5. dronealps

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    It depends which firmware you have, but generally speaking you want minimal sharpness - as this can cause aliasing/moire when broadcast on TV.
     
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