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Old November 15th, 2011, 06:14 AM   #16
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Re: Blacks are VERY black with the EOS 5D Mk2 - (or is it me)?

Ah, well there you have it. I guess better to over light (what you do when your signal looks too dark) than underlight. It can be graded more contrastily (a new word?) Plus, we have no accurate way to monitor via HDMI, so NTSC SD it'll have to be.

Not trying to match with anything, just find it mildly amusing how the "low contrast" setting on the neutral pp is still way contrasty.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #17
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Re: Blacks are VERY black with the EOS 5D Mk2 - (or is it me)?

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Regarding the color range, avoid Quicktime decoding. The last I checked it messed with the gamma in 8-bit space. That's bad form!

The simplest approach for me is to transcode to Cineform with NeoScene. It's about $100 and has a free license for a week, so you can try it out. It moves the full range signal (0-255) to a ten bit space and sets black and white at typical video levels (64-940 in 10 bit land.)
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I downloaded the trial and transcoded to ProRes 422 then I alternated clips transcoded this way with clips transcoded by Final Cut Pro X - and to be honest, they looked identical to me - both on the Mac and on DVD.

The histograms were definitely identical.

Am I missing something?
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