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Luc Majno
Suggestions For Fatter and Richer Color...
on Mar 30, 2008 at 5:40:29 pm

While searching for help on HIGH LIGHT, I came upon Philip Bloom, a suggestion from someone at 2-popforums.com, who is delighted with his array of PP settings, although, he says, that could change tomorrow. He suggests the following, and I thought it worked well for me today, recording in High Light and snow!!


Matrix ...............on
Select................std
Level..................0
Phase.................-5
R-G...................75
R-B...................0
G-R...................-18
G-B...................-32
B-R...................-27
B-G...................13

Color Correction..............off
White.............................off
Detail.............................on
Detail Level.....................0
Detail Freq......................0
Skintone.........................off

Knee..............................on
Auto knee......................on
Point.............................90
Slope............................0
Knee SAT level...............50

Gamma Level..............-8
Gamma Select.............CINE1
Black..........................-12
Black Gamma..............0

Please let me know what you might add (or delete!)

LM


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randy Strome
Re: Suggestions For Fatter and Richer Color...
on Mar 30, 2008 at 6:35:36 pm

In addition to what I wrote on your other post, note that black at -12 is 8 under the floor. If there are near blacks or blacks in your scene, it is likely that you will block them up with this setting.



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Kevin Jones
Re: Suggestions For Fatter and Richer Color...
on Mar 31, 2008 at 4:11:31 am

Randy,
I've had some concerns about this low black setting as well.
For average/balanced lighting conditions, what are you using for your black setting?

Thanks.

Kevin Jones

2.5GHz Quad-core PowerPC G5
Final Cut Studio 2


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randy Strome
Re: Suggestions For Fatter and Richer Color...
on Mar 31, 2008 at 1:03:07 pm

Hi Kevin,

I am using -4 for Black.

I have been looking at the curves quite a bit by viewing the SAW gradient in the maintainance menu, and loooking at the live curves through SDI. This showed that regardless of Gamma setting, Black defaults to +4 IRE (although the PP Black setting reads 0). Adjusting down to -4 pulls Black to the floor.

Not sure if it is OK to post outbound links here, but I am unsure how else to post photos here.

These were done to show some other PP settings, but each shows the Cine1 curve at -4 as well:

Here are a few more examples of some curve adjustments.

The first two are related to the Gamma setting:

http://www.dvinfo.net/gallery/showim...3&userid=50923
http://www.dvinfo.net/gallery/showim...3&userid=50923

The second two show the max adjustments of the Black Gamma setting:

http://www.dvinfo.net/gallery/showim...3&userid=50923
http://www.dvinfo.net/gallery/showim...3&userid=50923

Hope these are useful for visualization of these settings.


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Bill Ravens
Re: Suggestions For Fatter and Richer Color...
on Mar 31, 2008 at 3:20:12 pm

I love the way people "take" others' work without reference. The original work for this matrix was done in my own lab, according to the procedure popularized by Paulo Ciccone for the JVC HD110. Indeed, the black settings are for VERY carefully controlled lighting situations. For everyday use, a black setting of -4 will yield more headroom, less crushed blacks. My negative experience from sharing my work will, most assuredly, make me think twice before I post info like this again.

Philip Bloom was mature enough to credit me for this matrix in his post. I expect others', less mature, to do the same.



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randy Strome
Re: Suggestions For Fatter and Richer Color...
on Mar 31, 2008 at 5:27:37 pm

Hi Bill,

I am unsure if you wrote this about me, but as it was in direct response to my post, it might have read read as though you had.

Please visit the thread here where this conversation began

http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/142/857733

where I was clear to state, "I have also been using those color settings (credit due to Bill Ravens)."

As far as my additions here in terms of curve adjustments, those are my own findings and it would not seem that any foot note is due.

I am certainly not looking to represent anyone elses ideas as my own. :)



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