Why shots get blurry with XL2?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Reza, May 24, 2006.

  1. Reza

    Reza Guest

    I am shooting some footage with Canon XL2. I always use a Tripod . I
    do not understand why the shots get blurry and fuzzy when the subjects
    move. It usually happens in close up shots. I turn auto exposure,
    image stabalizer and auto focus off. My shots still get slightly blurry
    when actors move. Any suggestion from XL2 users will be helpful.
    Reza, May 24, 2006
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    nappy Guest

    Are you sure you are on a fully manual setting ? Some of the settings on the
    dial ring don;t allow these funcs to be turned off.. Are you set on 'manual'
    ... I don't have an XL2 but I recall this being a small issue on the XL1
    nappy, May 25, 2006
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  3. Reza

    vidguy40 Guest

    Hopefully you don't have the famous soft-focus problem

    that plagued certain XL-1's ---- I had to get rid of mine back in 1999

    I'd zoom in --- get a manual or auto focus ---then pull out --and the
    picture would go a hair soft

    drove me NUTZ

    You might just be seeing slight artifacts in the DV compression
    scheme-- when your shot is locked down--- it looks great --- but when
    you or the subject moves --- you see a very slight jaggy effect ----
    nothing you can do about that

    vidguy40, May 27, 2006
  4. Experienced the same thing with my XL-1 even after complete servicing of the
    lens by Canon factory. I would get around it most of the time while shooting
    both my Vietnam War Movies (features) by holding down the "Push AF" button
    on the lens locking it down the entire time I was shooting the scene and
    this helped most of the time but even then while doing stunts the lens would
    rack focus on its own any time the stunt players moved too fast. Pissed off
    the stunt guys when I had to do another take. Only way around this seems to
    be get a better lens and more patient stuntmen.

    Good luck,

    Steven Kahler

    Scene 17 Pictures Ltd., Jul 6, 2006
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    Lr Guest

    This is not a solution, but since you have a XL-2 as I have, I was wondering
    if I shoot in 60i, why can I not change the 24 frames to 60 frames. I can
    not seem to find the 60 frames in the menu. Am I all screwed up. I looked
    at the manual, and nothing on shooting 60 frames. using 60i.
    Lr, Jul 6, 2006
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    Ty Ford Guest

    There's a switch on the side of the XL2; 60i, 30p, 24p.

    Ty Ford

    -- Ty Ford's equipment reviews, audio samples, rates and other audiocentric
    stuff are at www.tyford.com
    Ty Ford, Jul 6, 2006
  7. Reza

    Lr Guest

    I know that!....but when I use the 60i, I still get 24p on the menu and 60i
    on my viewfinder, maybe that is normal?
    Lr, Jul 6, 2006
  8. Reza

    Ty Ford Guest

    Really! I'll have to look again at that.


    -- Ty Ford's equipment reviews, audio samples, rates and other audiocentric
    stuff are at www.tyford.com
    Ty Ford, Jul 7, 2006
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