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Post-processing Workflow / Canon colors to Cinestyle footage in Resolve
« on: September 30, 2020, 03:09:31 AM »
I generally like Canon colors so I let's see how close I can get. As a reference I used a Colorchecker shot using my favorite picture style: Neutral with saturation +1. First I applied the S-curve LUT. Secondly I focused om matching the tone curve using the bottom row of the chart.


Lastly I focused on the matching the primaries in Hue vs Sat.


I could go further but maybe not without reaching a point of diminishing returns. Left is JPEG, middle is Cinestyle, right is the result.

The main visual difference right now is that reds and oranges are more muted in the result.

Next step is to try some real life footage. Especially something with people subjects, because complaints of poor skin tones with Cinestyle are numerous. Canon JPEG colors have a good reputation for skin tones on the other hand.

Do you struggle with Cinestyle footage? Have you found a better method to correct Cinestyle footage and want to critique my method? Let me know!

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Post-processing Workflow / Remove aliasing and moire on 1:1 H.264?
« on: September 18, 2020, 06:48:53 PM »
I wanna try improving some existing 1080p H.264 footage.

I'm considering:
1. Scale back to native 1736x976 using an AviSynth script
2. Perform some type of processing to reduce aliasing and and moire.
3. Perform a higher quality upscaling to 1080p.

It seems MLV doesnt support importing H.264, even though I would like to try out the details panel for the second step.

What would be some other options?

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Do any cameras other than 5D Mark III have the possibility of reduced aliasing without using in a large crop like 3x?

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Shoot Preparation / LV colorimetry
« on: September 24, 2016, 05:13:11 PM »
On my 600D H264 uses BT.601 color matrix. Jpegs use sRGB (BT.709 equivalent). Does anyone know if LV in shoot mode uses a consistent sRGB/BT.709 colorimetry?

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Shoot Preparation / Emerald picture style
« on: September 15, 2016, 08:29:04 PM »
I tried out the extended picture styles on canons site without expecting much but found Emerald to look very usable after some tweaking. I normally use Faithful contrast:2 saturation:2 which doesn't need grading in post but I after today's short test I can see myself trying Emerald on next shoot. I think anyone that likes the warm tones of faithful will like this one.

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Feature Requests / Auto disable "absolute zero sharpness" when not recording
« on: September 13, 2016, 02:20:46 AM »
I like enabling absolute zero sharpness under video tweaks to avoid any ugly haloing in H.264 video but I don't like that it overrides picture style sharpness when not recording as this makes LV Digic peaking a little less effective.

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Shoot Preparation / Concert shooting
« on: August 23, 2016, 12:41:28 PM »
I'm gonna film a small concert from a tripod in the sound booth and dont plan to do much postprocessing if any. I'm Looking for suggestions on picture styles and settings. I plan to use 1080/30fps at 1/60, max zoom max aperture with AF lock. Is there any benefit to stopping down the kit lens at this resolution?

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