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    Do you have grainy A1 footage?
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    Do yourself a favor and switch the AGC (auto gain control) OFF!

    Then you might want to head into the menu selection and set your gain to -3.
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    In addition to that make sure you go into the preset menu and set your knee control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncje
    In addition to that make sure you go into the preset menu and set your knee control.
    What would you suggest setting the knee control to?
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    Generally speaking I have my knee control on low.
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    Mine in SD was very grainy, how much will turning AGC off make a differnce?


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    It will make an incredible difference. Assuming you have some light on your subject or enough natural light and you dont turn the gain up.
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    So gain is bad for making the picture look smooth, what is the function of gain and when would it be a good time to turn it back on? Or to use a high gain setting?


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    gain = grain

    The function if gain is to artificially brighten the image; the side effect of gain is that it adds noise.


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    Is there any harm in leaving the gain at -3 all the time?
    Check out my footage from the Canon 7D, HMC-150, HVX-200, XHA1, 16mm film and more at www.spacedfilms.com


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    That's how I have my camera, it's always in the -3 phase but I set it for "0" the other day as I was shooting indoors on a rainy day. It was just too dark @ -3.
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