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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:06 AM   #151
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Thank you for comparison, Steve. I can see my settings give some reddish cast opposite to Bill's. I will try his preset in tungsten and daylight. I use my TC's version indoor only. At this reason I raised PED and SET to get more details of blacks. I left RG, GR, BG etc. the same of Paolo Ciccone. I lowered KNE at L to avoid overexpose the whites.
Yes, Artur, I suspected that was the reason for your PED and SET settings. After I applied NeatVideo noise reduction to footage that I shot with your preset, the footage looked very clean and pleasing, aside from the reddish cast that I observed in the conditons I outlined above.

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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:52 AM   #152
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What's funny is... I noticed on the last set of photos Steve posted there's discrepancy between the thumbnail representations and the images opened... but only on the LCD connected to this PC

Thumbnails:
original TC has the blue cast many have noticed.
the other two, mine and Artur's look fine.

Opened images displayed:
original TC looks great. No blue! White is white! :D
mine and Artur's white's have a reddish cast! :D

Bring these into PS CS2 using the "auto levels" or "auto color" on all three, the original isn't altered much and looks quite good, while mine and Artur's will get noticeably washed out looking. :D

I know this isn't a correct method of comparison, but it was a funny observation.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 12:26 PM   #153
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What's funny is... I noticed on the last set of photos Steve posted there's discrepancy between the thumbnail representations and the images opened... but only on the LCD connected to this PC

Thumbnails:
original TC has the blue cast many have noticed.
the other two, mine and Artur's look fine.

Opened images displayed:
original TC looks great. No blue! White is white! :D
mine and Artur's white's have a reddish cast! :D

Bring these into PS CS2 using the "auto levels" or "auto color" on all three, the original isn't altered much and looks quite good, while mine and Artur's will get noticeably washed out looking. :D

I know this isn't a correct method of comparison, but it was a funny observation.
Haha! That is strange! For grins, I just repeated what you did, minus importing into an NLE for adjustments. Below is a screen grab of my picture post above that is juxtaposed to the three opened images on the right, shown in their respective windows, and positioned in roughly the same orientation. I can't see any difference between thumbnails and opened images on my monitor.

Steve
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Old September 11th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #154
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We're all just FUBAR'd :D
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Old December 16th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #155
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I used the trucolor preset for my latest tourism project. Very happy with the vibrant colors

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Old December 16th, 2009, 03:53 AM   #156
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And what do you say for that? I suppose the wings are white?
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Old December 16th, 2009, 05:12 AM   #157
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Artur beat me to it. Your images have that dreaded blue cast, Mark...unless, of course, that's the look you're after.

BTW, nice video. I like the shot walking out of the hangar. Very "Top Gun."

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Old December 16th, 2009, 05:50 AM   #158
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Thanks for the test Artur. I was using the factory preset previously, so was impressed with the more vivid colors of trucolor. I didn't pick up the blue cast, wings were white. Back to the drawing board :(
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Old December 16th, 2009, 06:17 AM   #159
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There is something strange. Greys and blacks are nearer to right values. Whites tend to blue, isn't it? Take a look at this:
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Old December 16th, 2009, 06:39 AM   #160
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Back to the drawing board :(
Why, Mark? It's done for you. Try the slightly revised preset in post #144 of this thread. I did and it completely removed the blue cast whilst maintaining the other colors wonderfully. I've been shooting outdoors with it and I can say that the footage straight from the A1 looks just terrific.

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Old December 16th, 2009, 03:47 PM   #161
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Just a favor to ask, if you 'tweak' a preset and post it here, give it a new name. I see 3 or 4 versions of TruColor on this thread.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 06:18 PM   #162
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I just completed a tourism project using the truecolor preset. Videos can be viewed here :

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