Control Over Sharpening
While playing with an HV20 in Best Buy the other day, it seemed like the camera only had three settings for sharpening control... -1, 0 and +1. My question is this: does the setting of -1 completely remove any internal sharpening process in the camera?
I am currently using a Sony HC5 on loan, and I couldn't stand the look of the default sharpening in that camera... however, the HC5 has 8 settings for sharpening and on the lowest setting, appears to apply no sharpening at all which makes me very happy.
I hope to buy an HV20 soon for short film applications. I want footage that mimics film in every way possible and any kind of post-processing sharpening looks very "DV," but also just ugly in my opinion. I know in cine mode the HV20 applies little or no sharpening, but while playing with the camera, I couldn't figure out how to engage cine mode and a shutter speed locked at 1/48 at the same time. A 1/48th shutter speed is even more important to me than a lack of sharpening so if these can't be combined, I wont be using cine mode. I don't understand why Canon wouldn't make it possible to do these both at once, as I would expect many people attracted by one of those features would also be very interested in the other.
I've been searching without success... is there a place I can find still frames from the HV20 showing effects of the three different sharpening levels?
Last edited by icjefferys; 2007 June 15th at 02:05.