i'm on my first shoot with the sony ex1r - i'm viewing the footage we shot today in the xdcam ex clip browser and the color looks quite flat and desaturated. i can't find any settings in the manual or on the camera that would have created that effect. has any one encountered this problem?
Picture Profile. If you haven't touched them it defaults to STD3 (Standard Curve 3) which looks very flat.
Read about Picture Profiles in the manual although it really doesn't tell much about them. See about page 71 on in the camera PDF manual.
Alister Chapman has a good basic overview on YouTube.
You can use the Matrix setting in the PP and set to HighSat and even dial up the Saturation up.
[martha stiegman]"i'm viewing the footage we shot today in the xdcam ex clip browser and the color looks quite flat and desaturated."
The viewer of the Clip Browser on your screen is not a reference for color.
Download your QT files and try to have a look in a decent monitor.