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Guilherme Peralta
Different cameras color match (5D, 60D and JVC)
on Dec 5, 2011 at 3:55:51 pm

I made a video with 4 cameras:

5D (front)
60D (left side)
JVC (right side)
Canon Vixia (camera on the table)

Something was not configured correctly on the JVC camera (right side) and the color/texture/saturation is too different from the other cameras.

Take a look:

Front camera (5D):

Right side camera (JVC):

Is there anyway to fix it? I tried a feel color correctors for final cut and after effects but i can't get to a good match in the cameras.

Thank you.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Different cameras color match (5D, 60D and JVC)
on Dec 5, 2011 at 3:59:37 pm

Sorry, but it you've already played around with Color Finesse (which comes bundled with AE), you may be down to the trial-and-error stage where you compare the look of the corrected footage to the proper-looking footage.

If you have NOT investigated Color Finesse, I should add that there are some pretty good Color Finesse tutorials here on the COW. But the large white areas of the overexposed shot may lack some detail even after correction.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Brent Dunn
Re: Different cameras color match (5D, 60D and JVC)
on Dec 5, 2011 at 4:58:13 pm

I mix a sony ex-1 with a 5D & 7D. I usually start with the 3 color corrector tool in final cut. Start with the white eyedropper and adjust, then mid, then crush, - 4 to -10 on average on the blacks.

Usually the blacks on the 5D and other colors are more detailed. It's hard to say exactly since your settings will vary. Next time, use a warming card to help match your JVC.

Brent Dunn
Owner / Director / Editor
DunnRight Films
Video Marketing

Sony EX-1,
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 7D
Mac Pro Tower, Quad Core,
with Final Cut Studio

HP i7 Quad laptop
Adobe CS-5 Production Suite

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