February 24, 2017 at 11:14AM
Correct exposure for post. How far can I over expose with the 6d...?
I’m working on a shortfilm where I’ll be using low-key and middle low-key lighting. I’ll use the Canon 6D for this. In order to get a proper exposure that works in post production, I've been told to over expose the image while shooting. Then, in post, I can shrink down the shadows and get nice contrast, along with a correctly exposed image.
So, I have a few questions:
1. I want to know how far I can over expose on Rec 709 (wich is the color space I'll use, since the Canon 6D doesn't record Log files), to then be able to restore skin tones and texture in the characters’ clothings and skins. And also be able to have a nice register of the shadows, wich I will shrink down later in post.
2. Is there a way to bring the over exposed highlights down to what I was seeing on set, by not having to isolate or apply a mask in, lest’ say, Davinci Resolve? Remember I’m working on 709.
Thanks in advance.