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Victor Nguyen
how to best color grade a dslr?
on Sep 15, 2011 at 10:17:36 pm

I have a t2i and I been hearing around that for good color grading in post you have to set the camera to neutral. Which is to turn sharpness, contrast, and saturation all the way down. What's your opinion on this?


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Walter Soyka
Re: how to best color grade a dslr?
on Sep 15, 2011 at 10:27:12 pm

[Victor Nguyen] "I have a t2i and I been hearing around that for good color grading in post you have to set the camera to neutral. Which is to turn sharpness, contrast, and saturation all the way down. What's your opinion on this?"

I say go for it -- if you can't nail the look right on in-camera, you can save these decisions for post. See Stu Maschwitz's blog [link] for more.

The Technicolor CineStyle [link] is another option.

You may want to do a couple identical test shots (with the defaults as well as these different profiles) to see the degree to which they impact your ability to correct the footage.

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Victor Nguyen
Re: how to best color grade a dslr?
on Sep 15, 2011 at 10:59:00 pm

is it okay to install technicolor when I already have magic lantern on there?


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ben g unguren
Re: how to best color grade a dslr?
on Sep 16, 2011 at 12:09:26 am

Use the t2i preset for neutral rather than turning everything down....

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Peter Burger
Re: how to best color grade a dslr?
on Sep 18, 2011 at 9:36:19 am

[Victor Nguyen] "is it okay to install technicolor when I already have magic lantern on there?"

The picture styles you install won't interfere with Magic Lantern. No problems with that.

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