July 26, 2017 at 12:58PM


Cinestyle vs. _____?

Hello all.

I'm looking for some input on a current situation I'm having regarding the Technicolor Cinestyle picture profile. I use the Cinestyle picture profile on both my Canon 70D and M5. However, I have been having problems with digital noise when using this profile in low light situations. I cannot set up any controlled lighting, as I mainly shoot weddings. I'm also aware of the fact that Canon cameras have less noise at ISO 160, 320, 640, 800, etc. I rarely, if ever, go above ISO 800, yet I'm still encountering this problem.

Has anyone else had this issue?

Is there a solution to this issue?

Is there a different picture profile anyone recommends that increases dynamic range, other than Cinestyle?

I appreciate the input.


I've been using VisionColor (also VisionTech) color profiles for some time with very pleasing results in Canon DSLR cameras. They are no exactly final looks, you need to grade them to get the most of your image. I suggest to try them out and do extensive testing. Hope this helps.

July 28, 2017 at 1:25PM

Ulises Bravo
Filmmaker, DP

As far as for noise, well, most cameras produce some kind of noise under certain conditions, and it will be even more noticeable using log or flat profiles. These profiles should be graded and if exposed and graded correctly most of the noise will be gone (some codec online compression also will take the noise out by softening). I'm yet to see a camera that doesn't produce any noise at all. If you want a 100% noiseless image, be prepared with something like Neat Video.

Ulises Bravo

August 3, 2017 at 6:57AM

Your Comment