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Jason Berger
any tips on color correcting these two clips? wildly different DSLR settings
on Apr 13, 2016 at 7:06:22 pm

I'm on Final Cut Pro 7, so somewhat basic options.

I've obviously got no hopes of matching this footage, but I want to at least make it obvious that it both cameras were shooting the same event.

One was a Canon EOS5 MKIII, so a 1.8 lens on a full frame camera. The other was a Nikon D3300 with a variable frame lens, 3.5 to ??? (5.3 maybe?) on automatic (grainy, different light levels) on an APS-C sensor. I had never shot video on DSLR before and the other shooter was a photographer who had never shot video before and we never had much prep time, so we were not in sync at all. It was a great learning experience, but the footage looks wildly unrelated.

(I was also surprised to see that, while the full frame Canon was obviously more capable in low light, in well lit situations and with a fast lens the APS-C Nikon performed just as well as the Canon and, in a few clips, better.)

The only things I've really been able to do with any success are pretty basic. Lining up the bloodline in the vectorscope, deepening the darks. Right now I'm playing around with converting all the footage to black and white which makes things match slightly better, but takes a lot of the sparkle out of her performance.

Any tips? Using Final Cut Pro 7.

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