Getting that film look with the Canon XL2

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
I was watching Kingdom of Heaven on cable and was wondering how do you get that nice clear look? how do you set up the camera, specifically the Canon XL2 to get something like that??



specifically, that nice clear crisp look...for some reason when I shoot in 24p with this camera it looks fuzzy...sort of...

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    lexicon5lexicon5 Posts: 572member
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    Originally posted by O-Mac

    I was watching Kingdom of Heaven on cable and was wondering how do you get that nice clear look? how do you set up the camera, specifically the Canon XL2 to get something like that??



    specifically, that nice clear crisp look...for some reason when I shoot in 24p with this camera it looks fuzzy...sort of...




    I don't think the XL2 was used in KoH....

    Add to that, lenses that cost literally tens of thousands of dollars. Post production facilities also add their touches...

    Looking at the number of people involved in Post...I'd say there was a whole lot of processing going on. Especially if shot in digital:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320661/companycredits



    If it was shot in digital...you're talking a gig per minute minimum. DV which is the format used in the XL2 is a gig for 5 minutes shot. That's quite a bit of compression which adds it's own artifacts.

    I saw a picture of Ridley Scott setting up a shot and that cam appeared to be a film cam...but if they did shoot to digi, it would be something akin to this:

    http://www.panavision.com/product_de...e=c0,c203,c204
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