Using the custom presets on a XL2 camcorder
Article ID: ART155818 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

Using the custom presets on a XL2 camcorder

Solution

Using the Custom Preset

Setting the Custom Preset Settings

Activating the Custom Preset Settings

Importing a Custom Preset Setting from Another XL2

You can establish three preset registrations for the following 15 camera features: gamma curve, knee, black stretch/press, color matrix, color gain, color phase, R gain, G gain, B gain, V detail, sharpness, coring, setup level, master pedestal and NR (Noise Reduction).

You can also import preset settings from another XL2 and save them to your camcorder.

Gamma Curve (Color response range)

Select between standard gamma curve ([NORMAL]) and cine-like gamma curve ([CINE]) to achieve a more film like look.

Knee Point Adjustment

Adjust the dynamic range (knee point) in the highlight area of the image to prevent overexposure. You can select from [HIGH], [MIDDLE] or [LOW].

Black Stretch/Black Press

Adjust the dynamic range in the black area of the image. You can select from [STRETCH], [MIDDLE] or [PRESS]. [STRETCH] emphasizes contrast in the dark area, while [PRESS] enhances or deepens darkness.

Color Matrix (spectrum)

Select from two color matrix settings: [NORMAL] and [CINE]. Setting gamma and color matrix to [CINE] creates cine-like colors. The [CINE] setting produces a wider range of colors which may appear to have a low saturation level when viewed on a TV.

Color Gain (level)

Adjust the saturation of the color from off (black & white) (-) to oversaturated (+).

Color Phase (tint)

Adjust to [G] for adding more green to the image, and to [R] for more red.

R Gain (level)

Adjust to [-] for white balance toward cyan, and to [+] for white balance toward red.

G Gain (level)

Adjust to [-] for white balance toward magenta, and to [+] for white balance toward green.

B Gain (level)

Adjust to [-] for white balance toward yellow, and to [+] for white balance toward blue.

Vertical Detail

Adjust the vertical detail frequency for recordings in 30p or 24p mode. Select from [NORMAL] and [LOW].

  • When you play back a recording on an interlaced TV with [V DETAIL] set to [NORMAL], horizontal lines may flicker.

  • Select [NORMAL] for non-interlaced playback or editing on a computer, or for transferring to a DVD.

  • Image resolution will not change in the 60i mode.

  • When you select a custom preset setting with [V DETAIL] set to [LOW] in 60i mode, "CP" appears in yellow.

Sharpness

Adjust the degree of overall sharpness in the picture. Adjust to [-] for a softer picture, and to [+] for a sharper picture. When set to the [+] side, noise may become more noticeable.

Coring

Adjust the detail noise level. Adjust to [-] to add the noise, and to [+] to reduce noise. This function primarily affects the highlight portions of the image.

Setup Level

Adjust the black level of the video signal. Adjust to [-] to darken the picture, and to [+] to brighten the shadow area.

Master Pedestal

Adjust the master pedestal level. Adjust to [-] to make dark areas darker and increase the contrast, and to [+] to make dark areas lighter and reduce the contrast.

Noise Reduction

Select the variable range of noise reduction from [OFF], [HIGH], [MIDDLE] and [LOW]. With [HIGH], [MIDDLE] and [LOW], the noise reduction level is adjusted according to the gain. Select [HIGH] for maximum variable range.

  • When set to [HIGH], moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.

  • When the noise based on the gain setting is low, the NR effect may not be noticeable.

Setting the Custom Preset Settings

  1. Press the <MENU> button to open the menu and select [CUSTOM PRESET].

  2. Select [PRESET SETUP].
    The custom preset items appear.

  3. Select [SEL PRESET] and select the custom preset file you wish to change.

  4. Select the preset items, select the setting options and close the menu.

  • The custom preset menu consists of 5 pages. The items [SEL PRESET] and [ /CLEAR] can be selected on each page.
  • When you attempt to change a protected setting, "" starts flashing.

Protecting a Custom Preset File

Open the menu and select [CUSTOM PRESET], followed by [PRESET SETUP]. Select [ /CLEAR], set it to [PROTECT ] and close the menu.
To cancel the protection, reselect [PROTECT ].

Resetting a Custom Preset File

  1. Open the menu and select [CUSTOM PRESET], followed by [PRESET SETUP].

  2. Select [ /CLEAR] and set it to [CLEAR].
    A confirmation message appears.

  3. Select [Yes] and close the menu.

A protected preset file cannot be reset.

Activating the Custom Preset Settings

  1. Press the CUSTOM PRESET SELECT button.
    - The setting changes with each press of the button in the order of "CP1", "CP2", "CP3" and "CPOFF".
    - When you are not using the custom preset setting, set the camcorder to "CPOFF".

  2. Press the CUSTOM PRESET ON/OFF button.
    The setting is activated.

Importing a Custom Preset Setting from Another XL2

You can import a custom preset setting from another XL2 and save it to your camcorder.

Preparations

  1. Connect the camcorders with a DV cable.

  2. XL2 from which you wish import: Set the <POWER> dial to <EXT. CONT>.
    XL2 to which you wish to import: Set the POWER dial to a recording program other than .

Importing (Operation on the XL2 to which you import)

  1. Open the menu and select [CUSTOM PRESET] and [READ PRESET].
    The IMPORT PRES. menu appears.

  2. Select [SEL PRESET] and set it to the custom preset file you wish to import.

  3. Select [SEL POSITION].
    The SEL POSITION menu appears.

  4. Select [SEL PRESET] and set it to the custom preset file you wish to overwrite.

  5. Select [OVERWRITE].
    A confirmation message appears.

  6. Select [YES].
    The custom preset file is imported.

  • Make sure that protection is canceled when saving a preset setting.
  • You can review but not change the preset settings of the connected XL2.
  • [READ PRESET] can only be selected when another XL2 is connected.

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