March 14, 2015 at 7:10AM

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CineStyle

Dear friends,
I want to know about the CineStyle in Canon DSLR that boosts the dynamic range of the pictures in the camera.

Pictures taken with this has the images appear flat; but colours can be played extremely well in post.

Now I use is MAGIX Editing software. It is enough for CineStyle post or does it requires the big players like FCP and Adobe Premier for a good colour boost?

Please suggest.
Regards.

Anirban

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Friends any help please?

March 15, 2015 at 4:30AM

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Anirban Ray
Film-Maker, Journalist, Photographer
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I honestly don`t know... I use both Magix Movie Edit Pro 16 Plus and Adobe Premiere. I shoot with a GH3(main camera), mostly at 72mbps all-intra. I only use Magix for easy stuff, like freelance work where I only need to put some titles, clean the audio (it`s better than what Premiere can do in my opinion) or adjust some of the colours, since it doesn`t have all the bells and whistles for colour correction/grading as premiere has. I also noticed that high quality video out of the GH3 crashes my Magix every time I import footage and the only thing I can do is shoot with my second camera (JVC Everio, cheap but reliable), or record with a lower bitrate, but Premiere can handle everything you may throw at it. So, as I said, if you`re looking for colour manipulation in post, my obvious choice would be Premiere, whereas if you`re doing just some superficial adjustments, Magix can hold up to the job pretty well. I just finished a trailer for a documentary entirely edited in Magix (and shot with both GH3 and my JVC Everio) for some friend where I go in vacation (Transfagarasan, Romania). It`s in Romanian (and it`s about a local church), but what matters it`s an example of what you can achieve with Magix. The insert shots with the candle, the picture and the closing shot were all done in HitFilm 2. If you have some advice for the future, or just some criticism, I would appreciate it, because I want to learn more. I`m only 16, so I`m pretty inexperienced, this documentary being my second ``major`` production (other than live and freelance) that I have managed to pull off.

Felix

March 15, 2015 at 12:03PM

I use a lot colorista II from red giant.

March 16, 2015 at 4:19AM

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Ragüel Cremades
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I used to use Cinestyle (I edit/grade in Vegas) - personally I found it a bit too flat. I'd recommend the VisionTech and VisionColor styles - they cost about $6 and I much prefer the image they give me. You can also try Flaat styles which are free. Basically, try a range of tools rather than relying on one, shoot tests, play around and see what suits a particular lighting/shot set up.

Hope that helps!

March 16, 2015 at 6:20AM, Edited March 16, 6:20AM

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Jon Mills
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Davinci Resolve 11 (light) is free and great for color grading flat videos. Denver Riddle offers a number of "getting started" tutorials on his Youtube Channel as well - he's quite the DR guru.

March 16, 2015 at 6:14PM

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Thanks friends.

March 17, 2015 at 6:42AM

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Anirban Ray
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I use Lut Buddy from red giant in PP, after that some colorista II and looks.
Pretty happy with the end results

March 17, 2015 at 7:02AM

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Alejandro
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