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The Sony FS100 is a fantastic large sensor video camera for the money, but one of the chief criticisms is that its highlight roll-off is less than pleasant. If you’re trying to squeeze as much dynamic range out of that camera as possible, your options are limited, as it does not provide any sort of log mode like its big brother the Sony F3. By utilizing scene files, we can make the most of the limited color space and dynamic range. Andy Shipsides, who is an essential resource for all things color profiles and crop factors, recently updated his custom scene files for the FS100. More »

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For those who are looking to immediately get a specific look with their C300, or are looking to match some Canon DSLRs in-camera, AbelCine has created some custom scene profiles. These profiles have a range of uses, but they are ideal when using minimal color correction in post, because most of them push the highlights quite a bit. The standard Canon Log profile is still good for getting a flat image as it retains as much detail as possible in the highlights and shadows. More »

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Picture profiles have taken HDSLRs to another level in terms of getting a gradeable image out of our favorite low-cost hybrid cameras. As far as Canon DSLRs are concerned, Technicolor CineStyle is the official “flat” setting and a top user-created choice is Marvels Cine, out of which I’ve had problems getting useable skin tones (but I have not tried the latest version, designed to fix this). Joining the fray is new entrant Similaar Flaat, by NoFilmSchool frequenter Samuel Hurtado, which is designed to offer a similarly flat setting with improved skin tones. There are a number of profiles, so grab them yourself and see if it’s worthy of the extra “a”… More »

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The Sony F3 has a wealth of image adjustment options, befitting its pro price tag. Users can create custom scene files and upload them via SxS card, and while I’m sure we’ll be seeing hundreds of custom styles released in the coming months (none of which have any effect should you shoot in the upgradeable S-Log mode), AbelCine is the first to my knowledge to release ten styles of their own: More »

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The previously announced Canon-Technicolor joint picture profile, “CineStyle,” is now available for Canon DSLR shooters as a free download. We’d heard from Technicolor that the picture style would allow for greater control and latitude, but the question on everyone’s mind is, how much can a picture setting do without changing the limited 4:2:0 h.264 codec? I haven’t put it to the test myself, but crooked path films did: More »

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While Sony is charging $3,300 for its S-LOG upgrade to the F3, Canon and Technicolor are releasing a Log-based picture profile for Canon DSLRs for free. Because the downloadable picture style won’t be available until April 30, it remains to be seen how much more latitude the new setting will offer over user-generated flat picture styles. If the new Technicolor color science is substantially superior to what’s available today, Canon’s plans to release it free will, as Technicolor’s rep says, “make up for it in volume.” Dan Chung has more details: More »