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May 11, 2016 15:41 |  #706

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I think your model moved.


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May 11, 2016 15:41 |  #707

Geez Scott, I though I was the only one taking selfies:-P


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May 11, 2016 19:54 |  #708

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If you know you are going to mask your subject, why don't you just shoot green screen?

Green screen is fine when you have full control.

I do event photography where people show up wearing whatever. St. Patricks day and Oktoberfest present some real issues. Even switching to blue or red chromakey backgrounds does not solve anything.

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May 11, 2016 22:29 |  #709

Freeze Masking with the CL-600X and Photoshop


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May 12, 2016 03:55 |  #710

thenextguy wrote in post #18003836 (external link)
I think what he's saying is you take two shots. One of the model and one of the background. The difference between the two frames is your mask. I'm not sure if that would work, but I think that's what he's suggesting.

Yes, as your lighting doesn't change, background will be the same on both shot, only difference will be the model. So a difference keyer will find it perfectly without having to woring about move...

This technique is used in animation compositing where subject do move.


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May 12, 2016 07:39 |  #711

Just once more because I think my question either got overloooked or just ignored:
Do your ad600s powe off automatically after the standard 1 hour idle time?

I had mine turned on over night and it did not turn off.
Even tried a reset but it did not help.

I am just wondering if it is my unit or a common bug in the firmware that will hopefully be patchable.




  
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May 12, 2016 07:52 as a reply to  @ rala's post |  #712

Can't be certain of 1 hr, but I forgot to turn mine off last night. They are off this morning. Battery shows full charge so not because of dead battery :)


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May 12, 2016 07:55 as a reply to  @ abbadon31's post |  #713

Scott, this is spectacular. Love it! Thanks for taking the time to post this. Can you go over your lighting set up to achieve the photo set?

You have a sequence where it takes a shot of just the background lit to create the silhouette, then a second shot where both the background and subject are lit. Mask out the background using the silhouette as the mask and then drop the subject into your chosen background.

What is your transmitter setting to make this happen?


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May 12, 2016 09:14 as a reply to  @ bigVinnie's post |  #714

Thanks for your notice.

It is definitely not working with my unit.

I have sent an e-mail to Godox now. Maybe they know a way to solve it.
(I hope they answer. I heard it is not really easy to reach them/get them to respond.)




  
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May 12, 2016 09:19 |  #715

Anyone using a light meter less and less often? I have a Sekonic L-358 that I lived and died by when remote power control wasn't matured or even a thing yet. Though I still see the value in a light meter, I'm thinking about selling my l-358 (if it's worth selling - if it's worth under $100 bucks used, then I'll just keep it for the hell of it).


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May 12, 2016 09:20 |  #716

Of course this comes out just when I purchased the X1C-T.
I heard the rumors that Godox might come out with a better version but never thought it would be so soon.
The X1C-T seems obsolete right now.

http://flashhavoc.com …32-transmitter-announced/ (external link)

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May 12, 2016 09:22 |  #717

rala wrote in post #18004529 (external link)
Of course this comes out just when I purchased the X1C-T.
I heard the rumors that Godox might come out with a better version but never thought it would be so soon.
The X1C-T seems obsolete right now.

http://flashhavoc.com …32-transmitter-announced/ (external link)

https://www.facebook.c​om …Fposts%2F158663​5231648911 (external link)

Obsolete? I don't think so.

The XT32 does not do TTL, but the X1 does. This may or may not be important, depending on which version of the 600 you have. All three of mine are TTL, so while I may add the XT32, I will not replace my X1.


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May 12, 2016 09:22 |  #718

jbm7777 wrote in post #18004461 (external link)
Scott, this is spectacular. Love it! Thanks for taking the time to post this. Can you go over your lighting set up to achieve the photo set?

You have a sequence where it takes a shot of just the background lit to create the silhouette, then a second shot where both the background and subject are lit. Mask out the background using the silhouette as the mask and then drop the subject into your chosen background.

What is your transmitter setting to make this happen?

Masking uses the UNIT/ALT functions accessible via the Menu on the 600.
UNIT is set to 2MASK. ALT is set to 1 on foreground light(s). ALT is set to 2 on background light(s).

These settings tell the light that there will be a two shutter press sequence. First shutter press fires foreground light(s), second shutter press fires background light(s).

The transmitter has nothing to do with the feature or setting on the lights.

There is talk that a similar functionality will be incorporated in the XT-32 but that is not a confirmed part of the feature set as far as I've been able to learn to date.


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May 12, 2016 09:41 as a reply to  @ v35skyline's post |  #719

If that is indeed the case then you are right, of course.
I automatically thought it would support TTL.

But looking at the technical specs it really seems that TTL was omitted from this transmitter.
That's too bad, I really like it that it has more buttons for all the functions (ready beep, modeling light, etc.).
It is interesting that they still have not added a button for 2nd-curtain sync.
(Also, why is the shutter speed range in 2nd-curtain mode so limited with the AD600? The shutter must be in the range 30s-1/30. 1/30 is not really fast enough for my style, 1/10th or 1/5th would be way better.)

Why do they release a new transmitter with less functionality anyway?
Or did I miss something else? (I assume they could easily add more groups to the X1C-T, so I don't think that is a good reason to develop, manufacture and sell another transmitter.)




  
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May 12, 2016 09:46 |  #720

rala wrote in post #18004546 (external link)
If that is indeed the case then you are right, of course.
I automatically thought it would support TTL.

But looking at the technical specs it really seems that TTL was omitted from this transmitter.
That's too bad, I really like it that it has more buttons for all the functions (ready beep, modeling light, etc.).
It is interesting that they still have not added a button for 2nd-curtain sync.
(Also, why is the shutter speed range in 2nd-curtain mode so limited with the AD600? The shutter must be in the range 30s-1/30. 1/30 is not really fast enough for my style, 1/10th or 1/5th would be way better.)

Why do they release a new transmitter with less functionality anyway?
Or did I miss something else? (I assume they could easily add more groups to the X1C-T, so I don't think that is a good reason to develop, manufacture and sell another transmitter.)

You can control the modeling light and ready beep with the X1.

Double click CH key to turn ON/OFF Modeling lamp.
C.Fn-07 – Turn remote flash beep Off / On – [– – = OFF] [on = ON]

And the XT32 does not have fewer functions, just different ones. For one, it supports 16 groups. And some that don't need TTL will switch to it just for the interface.


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