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  • Thu, Jan 12 2006 10:17 PM

    • aaron leyland
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    NTSC has Setup - to be checked or unchecked?

    hey guys,
    just had a film transfer yesterday and i'm going to begin capturing off mini dv tapes. i talked to the colourist and showed him some work we did in the past and we wondered why some our colours were washed. he told us it could be a setup problem in our NLE (xpress pro and fcp) and that setup is being added to the video. so i'm wondering if i should uncheck "NTSC has setup."

    i believe my deck (dsr 11 has remove setup option) and the tape, since its digital has no setup. duh. anyways, do i need setup, i'm not dealing with any analog footage, just mini dv and further down the road digital betcam. thanks!
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  • Fri, Jan 13 2006 2:48 AM In reply to

    • hbrock
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    Re: NTSC has Setup - to be checked or unchecked?

    That setting affects the analog outputs on the Mojo. Digital and analog sources in the NTSC world will have different black levels. You have to deal with that either during capture or by using the color corrector. If you turn the set up off you'll start seeing messages stating that you seem to be doing a Japanese NTSC project. Just leave it on. Be aware that if you're using the DSR-11 to feed your NTSC monitor you should adjust the black level to accommodate black without setup as that is what the DSR-11 puts out, I believe.
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