The ultimate XHA1 preset.
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When we use high end digital cameras, sporting more than 10bit, high res, no compression 4:4:4 color space, we want to shoot with few contrast, in order to correct it during the post production process.
With highly compressed HDV cameras featuring only 8 bit the trick above can't be done without affecting the quality drastically, because the camera only uses few of the 8 bits available to describe the image, obtaining banding and resulting in a heavily deteriored footage if color corrected.
Creating a preset that uses the most bits possible, with REAL BLACKS AT 0 IRE, and that can be used without any CC
This preset sports high contrast, 0 IRE blacks, less banding and better SN ratio.
VISION02 SETTING PARAMETERS
all other parameters at 0 (default)
This clip is original from camera converted to H264
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LOWER THE NR2 SETTING IF YOU WANT SOME MORE SHARPNESS AT THE PRICE OF A BIT OF NOISE.