Author Topic: Canon colors to Cinestyle footage in Resolve  (Read 340 times)

markanini

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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!
Gear: Canon 600D & Magic Lantern Nightly.