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Old February 9th, 2011, 06:07 AM   #1
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5D best settings and best for Premiere CS5

What are the best settings for Canon 5DmkII about contrast and so? Some recommend lower contrast?

And what do i have to change in Adobe Premiere CS5 get it right again?

Any god plugin i shal look for?
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Old February 9th, 2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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By reducing contrast and sharpness, you can capture more range and keep the image smooth. You can simply jack the contrast back up in Premiere as needed.

That said, here is my preferred workflow (when quality is more important than quickness.)

1) I do a rough edit to figure out what clips and will - and won't use. (I actually use Vegas for this.)
a) I do this after converting to Cineform. (A must-have codec.)
b) I have three Cineform folders - original, graded, and active.
c) Put the converted footage in the original and active folders. Edit from the active folder.
2) For a given scene or sequence with a similar look, import those clips (MOVs from the camera) to After Effects.
3) Apply the Neat Video plugin. (God plugin #1.)
4) Apply Colorista II. (God plugin #2) Grade the image to taste and match the look of the various clips.
5) Render each clip to the "graded" folder using the Cineform codec. Copy these to the "active" folder.
6) Resume editing. You are now working with beautifully graded, low-noise video.
7) If you need to adjust the grading, go back to your AE grading projects, readjust, and go back to step 5.

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Old February 14th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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Hi Jon

Have you contrasted this workflow to native editing the 5dM2 files in Premiere CS5?
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Old February 20th, 2011, 04:35 PM   #4
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you guys should be investigating this workflow...

Canon DSLR Footage 10-Bit Colorspace Up-conversion Tutorial using Cineform

it will create much better results than naive CS5 will... Plus the styles setup is a must...

The output render from AE is going to give you a better file for color grading and the noise gets fixed.
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