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2007 July 6th, 01:37
Yesterday I just bought a polarisation filter for my HV20. It's Cokin Circular polarisation filter 43.0 mm. The price I payed was 30€.
It's obvious difference when shooting during the sunny day. Clouds are more defined, the sky is dark blue...
Tomorrow I'm going on a vacation to the Adriatic sea and will do some shootings.
I'll come back to the forum when I return!
2007 July 6th, 01:44
Great thing you purchased one, because I've been interested in getting a polarized filter as well. I was also considering a graduated filter and contrast filter, but am not sure if it's worth the price. I've read quite a few articles and books that all recommend getting filters, even for DV cameras. There's just such an abundance of them, that I'd hate to purchase the ones that wouldn't get the best out of the HV20. Please let us know how things go with it and post some comparison footage if you can in the near future.
2007 July 6th, 02:45
Yesterday I've made some test shots and it looks perfect! As far as I tried it in a short time I gained the contrast for at least 30%. Picture looks like turning on Vivid effect, but without quality graduation. I shoot in auto mode, just to see if camera is capable of doing autofocus. It is capable and performs out well!
I will be back at the forum with sample clips to show you that it's worth of buying a filter like this.
The only thing you need to do with filter is to adjust which surface with excessed light reflection you want to polarise. You simply rotate the filter to get the optimum polarisation.
See you in two weeks!
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