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Brent Dunn
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on Jan 6, 2011 at 2:49:42 pm

I use profile settings for my video camera. Does anyone have some good profile settings for the 5D MII or 7D?

Brent Dunn
Owner / Director / Editor
DunnRight Films
DunnRight Video.com
Video Marketing Toolbox.net

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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Peter Burger
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on Jan 6, 2011 at 4:32:07 pm

Most of the time - when not working with the built-in profiles - I use "superflat" and do colour grading in post.


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ben traylor
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on Jan 6, 2011 at 4:39:17 pm

peter, i just uploaded superflat to my 7D yesterday. do you use superflat during the day in sunny conditions? do you use it to shoot interviews? i've read it's hard to color correct faces or give faces color.

http://www.bentraylor.com


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Peter Burger
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on Jan 6, 2011 at 7:01:04 pm

I personally use "superflat", when I have (extra) time for cc in post. If it has to be fast, I use "neutral" (with sharpness and contrast turned down completely and saturation turned down two ticks) which is a bit easier to grade but won't give you the possibilities "superflat" does.

I use these profiles for almost any kind of situations but must admit, I haven't shot any interviews with my DSLR, but haven't had problems with skin-tones with either of them.

I work a lot with Premiere (levels, primary and secondary colour correction) and also use After Effects a lot (levels, curves, hue/saturation and/or Magic Bullets Colorista).

You might want to take a look at "Marvels Cinegamma" (http://marvelsfilm.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/canon-7d-picture-style-with-cine-gamma-s-curve-free-download/). It's a great profile for working cinematically.


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ben traylor
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on Jan 6, 2011 at 8:16:08 pm

awesome! thank you

http://www.bentraylor.com


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Peter Burger
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on Jan 6, 2011 at 8:36:35 pm

Glad, I helped!

You might have already seen these most helpful tutorials by Andrew Devis. They cover basic and advanced colour correction in After Effects:

http://library.creativecow.net/devis_andrew/Primary-Color-Correction/1
http://library.creativecow.net/devis_andrew/Secondary-Color-Correction_AE/1


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Michael Folorunsho
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on Jan 8, 2011 at 5:20:43 am

There are mixed opinions on using custom 'flat' picture profiles on DSLRs. I have a couple of them stored on my T2i but have to admit I don't like the look of them. They make skin tones look weird especially IMO. I prefer to use neutral with contrast, saturation and sharpness dialed down.

The canon DSLRs as far as I know don't have a great amount of dynamic range compared to traditional video cameras. Blacks look especially crushed particularly in underexposes areas. Flat picture profiles are supposed to increase dynamic range but to me, all they do is reduce contrast to the extent of turning blacks grey and introducing extra noise in the darker areas of the image. You get a little bit of extra detail in the dark areas but in a way where you're compromising overall image quality.

Everyone has different preferences and workflows so I'd say do your own tests and come to your own conclusion.

My advice: shoot neutral, use a fast lens when possible and don't underexpose.

Michael Folorunsho - Videographer & Editor
http://www.mikedoesmedia.com


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Peter Burger
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on Jan 21, 2011 at 2:04:37 pm

Posted this in another thread above today, but thought it might be of interest here as well: There is a new version of the "Marvels Cinegamma" preset, which seems to be improved for skintones.

Couple of quite interesting thoughts about profiles on the site as well. Well worth a look:

http://marvelsfilm.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/finally-the-new-marvels-cine-pr...


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ben traylor
Re: Profile
on Jan 21, 2011 at 2:37:33 pm

awesome! thanks peter

http://www.bentraylor.com


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Peter Burger
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on Jan 21, 2011 at 5:55:07 pm

Glad I helped!
Did a short test today with the new style and it looks way better than "superflat" imho. Haven't been able to do some grading tests but hopefully will be toworrow. Seems to be a great style!


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