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Old Feb 2, 2009, 7:42 AM   #51
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Hi everyone,

I'm a new member so please be patient :?

Great photos from DonalDuc!

A quick question. Which settings do you use when taking pictures directly into the sun?

I just bought the SX1 a week ago and have shot around 550 pictures and have improved quite alot by playing with the various settings.
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Old Feb 2, 2009, 10:15 AM   #52
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I do not remember the settings - most of them should be in EXIF.







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Old Feb 9, 2009, 8:36 AM   #55
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Hello Donalduc,

I was quite impressed with your photos taken with the SX-1.

What really surprised me was the quality of the movie (MVI_0325), which I converted to MPEG, burned on a DVD and viewed on a 42" screen.

How did you get this sensational low-key result?

Reading the SX-1's online manual (pdf), it appears that only Auto ISO is available in the movie mode. From my experience with the S-1, I know that means the camera shifts into ISO 400+ and pumps up the exposure so you are left with a grainy, greyish mess with no real blacks and no atmosphere.

Is it perhaps possible to "fool" the camera into setting ISO 100 by using AE lock and exposure shift?

And one more question: How did you take those great movies using the 450d and live view? Can you provide a short description or a link to a website? I'm still undecided between the 450d and SX-1.

Thanks for your help and Gruesse an Salzburg!

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Old Feb 9, 2009, 4:16 PM   #56
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cooking with SX1



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Old Feb 9, 2009, 4:24 PM   #57
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@ emory1

You can make movies with every Canon DSLR with lifeview - but only in size of lifeview. size of 1000d is smaller then 450D and this is smaller then that of 40D.

You need only a little program, an USB-cable and a PC/notebook/netbook

Last version is 0.1.3 ---> http://valexvir.narod.ru/
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Old Feb 11, 2009, 9:09 AM   #58
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yes, i am interested too, in what software u use for converting to mpeg, and the setting u used in that program, can u help us?
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Old Feb 11, 2009, 7:50 PM   #59
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for converting I use SUPER - it makes really ALL ... and it's FREE

http://www.erightsoft.net/SUPER.html

there is a short macro movie, H264 converted with SUPER from 121 mb to 5.5 mb - with few loss of quality

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HI63I908
(1920x1080)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKeqqj_B_nE

http://www.vimeo.com/3181685





... and again - now from 80 mb H264 original to 4 mb mpeg with SUPER

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DH5EM92H (1920x1080)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5IE-7G14C8

http://www.vimeo.com/3181656







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Old Feb 12, 2009, 3:40 AM   #60
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which codec, bitrate setting u use for encode clips, thank u for answer
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