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Old March 12th, 2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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C100 - grading Cine Log (sample & advice)

Hello all,

I'm loving the capabilities of the C100. Have just done my first short piece in Cine Log and am thrilled with its dynamic range (especially in the kind of lighting you see here). I'd love any thoughts/advice on how best to harness the Cine Log and how best to grade it (I have Magic Bullet and have done some work on the contrast and saturation). Here it is, a short promo for a local sporting league:

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Old March 28th, 2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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Real nice piece Tim. I love it!

What did you do in Magic Bullet to grade it so nicely. I love those earthy tones.

Did you shoot to SD or external recorder?
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Old March 28th, 2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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Thanks much Richard!

Recorded just with the camera's internal codec (and the Vimeo isn't even the original 1080 file -- I didn't bother, because its intended use doesn't mandate that).

Anyway: for Magic Bullet, I just worked with the curves a tad, raising the contrast (as it was filmed in Cinema Log) and lowered saturation just to give it the particular look of that "commercial".

I've kind of been thinking to myself: next time I have a wedding, do I dare film it all in Cinema Log? Do I bother? (I've been using the High Dynamic Range setting and love it).
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 11:03 AM   #4
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Looked great, real organic feel to the footage. As a side note what did you record audio with?

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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Thanks, Steve!

For the speaking: Sennheiser G3 Wireless lavalier
For the "foley" type stuff/ambient sound, merely the Rode Videomic that on the camera's shoe mount.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 10:32 AM   #6
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OK......I've never color graded one single frame of video before. We do have the CS6 Suite. Can you use Speed Grade to color grade C-log footage?
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I like the video too but the way I start with log gammas is to apply an S curve with the middle of the S placed onto the ire level of the face, and then twist the handle to change the shape of the S, as desired.
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Really nice work. Good color palette.
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