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Creative District LaunchTechnicolor’s latest endeavor isn’t a picture profile for your camera, but an online profile for your career. While many professional networks already exist for filmmakers, the backbone of Creative District is in its grant program, offering monthly grants (to U.S. residents) of $5,000 to projects in every stage of production. Click through to read more about Creative District and see if the social network might be in your future. More »

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In the whirlwind of hyperactive change that is Moore’s Law, branding can be a prime anchor point. Brand identity fights the tendency toward ‘the new’ with powerful invocations of the past: nostalgia, reliability, simplicity, and the association of that brand name with the creation of very dear memories. Granted, nostalgia alone can’t save anyone from bankruptcy — but it’s a start. Polaroid, Technicolor, and Kodak are prime examples of this interplay, and each is adapting in its own ways — though there’s some overlap. Not one, but two of these traditionally film-based companies are even releasing digital cameras. In whatever the way, each of the three is working toward the preservation of its own historic brand name — which do you think will pull through? More »

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I’m confused. In the DSLR Guide’s chapter on ISO noise, I originally stated that it was optimal to shoot at ISOs divisible by 160, because the camera’s noise levels were lowest. Then I was told that this came at the expense of highlight headroom, so I recanted a bit. Now, as part of the Technicolor CineStyle picture setting release, the user manual mentions that one should shoot at “multiples of 160.” I assume Technicolor knows what they’re talking about, but the question remains. 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 »

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Canon and cinema mainstay Technicolor have announced a “strategic alliance” designed to improve cinema-style shooting on HDSLRs. After reportedly working with professional cinematographers and colorists over the past year, the two companies will jointly unveil a new CineStyle picture profile on Canon DSLRs at NAB, along with a new suite of creative tools designed to “give post-production professionals image files with much greater latitude and versatility when color grading EOS footage.” More »