Some people have been asking, in multiple threads, for the PICTURE PROFILE settings I use in my NX5U. Here is the profile I use for nearly all my shoots that are not cinematic. Great look but leaves room to make adjustments in post.
PICTURE PROFILE SETTINGS
BLACK LEVEL: master -4, r 0, g 0, b 0
BLACK GAMMA: range middle, level 0
KNEE: auto 95% middle
COLOR MODE: ITU709 MATRIX, level 8
COLOR LEVEL: +3
COLOR PHASE: 0
COLOR DEPTH: all 0's
DETAIL: level +7, manual - v/h balance 0, b/w balance type 4, black limit 3, white limit 7, crispening 7, hi light detail +2
SKIN TONE DETAIL: Off
What have you noticed with these settings compared to factory default? Since I typically always edit my own shoots, I've gotten into the (perhaps bad) habit of shooting with the most basic default settings, then making all my adjustments in post. But on occassion I've seen other people's work that has a wonderful look to it, and when I ask what filters they used they say none, it's all camera settings!
Since I have 2 NX5Us I plan to do a side by side test of my settings compared to yours. I'll report back if/when I do it.
These settings give you a higher contrast and saturation than factory default, which is very flat. The colors are more vibrant. You also get a much sharper image, which you can't do in post. You'll save yourself A LOT of post time by just setting your camera up to get the image you want instead of spending all that time FIXING it in post. I tweak my stuff in post to match any given look I'm going for but it's minimal compared to the work I'd have to do if I shot factory default. My settings for the NX5 also can be easily matched up to with other model cameras. I just did a shoot where I was able to slightly tweak the picture profile settings in an EX3 and it made both cameras look identical.