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Bob DixCinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:44:08 pm

Has anyone used Cinestyle from Technicolor/Canon successfully ?

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Dave LaRondeRe: Cinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by on Oct 11, 2012 at 2:00:27 am

I don't know if anyone in After Effects Land is a very big fan of setting a camera up to record anything but the most accurate representations of the colors possible.

Sure, there might some instances when it's handy, but working with effects easily can accomplish the same thing. You can do it either in AE or in an editing application.

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Bob DixRe: Cinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by on Oct 11, 2012 at 4:27:22 am

Thanks Dave,

That is what I thought.

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Walter SoykaRe: Cinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by on Oct 11, 2012 at 3:02:16 pm

[Bob Dix] "Has anyone used Cinestyle from Technicolor/Canon successfully ?"

Many people have.

What specifically do you need to do?

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Bob DixRe: Cinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by on Oct 12, 2012 at 7:11:04 am

I am a still photographer and go into video when anything moves, particularly travel docs.

This is not for stills, and I think the Raw files run through Canon Digital Professional have a superb dynamic range.

I thought it may slightly improve the HD 1920 x 1080p video although I have my doubts. We work in Premiere Pro CS5.5.2. The video results are usually stunning straight from the camera.

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Paulo JanRe: Cinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by on Oct 12, 2012 at 12:38:52 pm

It depends on your workflow. If you are going to do no grading (or minimal grading) on your footage, then it's not worth it. If you are going to do extensive color grading, though, it can be useful.

Cinestyle, in my experience, is most useful when it comes to preserving shadow and highlight detail. Try importing a neutral image and lifting the shadows, and see how much detail you get. Now try with a Cinestyle-shot image. You'll be surprised. The same goes with noise. Try zooming into an area of your image that is dark but textured, and compare the amount of compression artifacts that you get with the "normal" profile and with Cinestyle.

The drawbacks? Giving more detail to shadows and highlights means less bits for the midtones. If you shoot stuff with big, flat areas with subtle color gradients (a wall, for example), you're more likely to get banding with Cinestyle than with the regular styles. Also, you need to know how to grade and treat log footage. This post might be useful:

http://mikemost.com/?p=251


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Bob DixRe: Cinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by on Oct 12, 2012 at 7:03:23 pm

Thanks Paulo,

Very interesting.A comprhensive report.



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Sareesh SudhakaranRe: Cinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by on Oct 11, 2012 at 4:32:53 pm

Short answer: Not worth the trouble. Here's a quick test I did last year: http://wolfcrow.com/blog/technicolor-cinestyle-vs-neutral/

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Bob DixRe: Cinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by on Oct 12, 2012 at 7:04:28 am

Thanks Sareesh,

Yes, well it would not blow you away. I thought as much

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Warren EigRe: Cinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by on Jan 3, 2013 at 6:51:11 pm

I'm coming late to this game, Sareesh and Walter, what about using Cinestyle for shooting Video? Sareesh's test I read on his site was for shooting stills.

I've been doing test and shot 1080p 24fps @ 1/50 to simulate a 1980 shutter with Cinestyle and processed with 5DtoRGB Batch. Now it does look flat across the board but there seems a little more latitude for color correcting.

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Sareesh SudhakaranRe: Cinestyle Technicolor Effect for CANON 5d MARK II & III
by on Jan 4, 2013 at 11:27:52 am

Just to clarify,Warren, they are stills from video.

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