PXW-FS7. Turn OFF white clip if using Hypergammas!

I’m doing some work on some scene files for the FS7 and one little thing I found is that the default white clip of the camera is set to 105% and if you use HG3, HG4, HG7 or HG8 this means that the camera clips before you reach the near flat top of the hypergamma curves. This results in hard clipping of highlights rather than a more gentle roll-off.

So if using Hypergammas it’s also a good idea to turn off the white clip for the best results.

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2 thoughts on “PXW-FS7. Turn OFF white clip if using Hypergammas!”

  1. Hello sir,

    Do you have an idea why Sony chose 105 and 108% (NTSC) instead of 100% (that would make the signal legal) or 109% ?

    Thank you very much.

    1. Not really sure why 105/108 was chosen. Some overshoots above 100% are normally allowed up to 104 or even 105%.

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