DVX100/DVX100A Suggested settings for Transfer to Film or Use with DVFilm Maker
Settings marked in red are the most important. Other settings
may be varied if you have a studio-quality monitor (>500 lines
resolution) to check the results. Omitted settings are up to the
user to determine for best results. Also it is important to use
an optical 16:9 adapter with this camera, for transfer to 35mm.
See Panasonic accessory AG-LA7200G
SHUTTER = OFF (1/50th). 1/60th sec may also be used, but only to reduce flicker with florescent or arc lighting in 60Hz countries (like the USA).
ATW (Auto Tracking White Balance) = OFF
1. More info on DETAIL LEVEL
DETAIL LEVEL of -7 should turn off all sharpening in the camera processor, which is typically best for transfer to film. However some sharpening may be necessary to overcome the smearing introduced by the CCD sensor where charge leaks from one pixel to another during the sample. Users report that DETAIL LEVEL greater than -3 gives unacceptable sharpening when viewed on a computer screen with high enlargement (which is what happens in a transfer to film). A studio monitor with 500-800 lines resolution should also be able to reveal this effect. Shoot a white or black card against a gray background with best possible focus. A white area with a false dark outline, or a black area with a false light outline indicates too much sharpening.
2. More info on MASTER PED
According to this table from 24p.com, a MASTER PED setting of -6 with SETUP = 0% gives you the ideal black level.
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