I've been playing with the Technicolor Picture Style that is called "CineStyle," and I appreciate the many posts in this forum on the topic - especially the advice on how to implement it in Movie Mode.
I'm curious as to how this style is actually created. When I load it up and hit the "info" button, all I see is Sharpness and Contrast all the way down (to the left) and Saturation and Color tone normal. Is that all there is to it? Or are there complicated curve and level adjustments going on "inside" the CineStyle?
Don't ask me how this can work, but that's what I read in the Technicolor Cinestyle FAQ PDF, which can be found on the Technicolor website:
When the Technicolor CineStyle is selected in the camera it
puts the standard H.264 REC709 color space into a log color
space. Video images are recorded in log space. Still images are
also converted into the same log color space. This is the first
implementation of its kind for the Canon EOS line of cameras.
So, it seems to be more than just a tweaking of the internal camera picture controls
[Bob Cole]"all I see is Sharpness and Contrast all the way down (to the left) and Saturation and Color tone normal. Is that all there is to it?"
Take a look at the Picture Style Editor software that came with your camera. It allows you to create custom picture styles to load onto your camera - with controls that go far beyond what you can manipulate on camera.
This is what folks are using to create the 'super-flat', high dynamic, and stylized in-camera looks.