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Old April 23rd, 2010, 10:56 AM   #1
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Favorite) both Vibrant & "Warm" preset poll

With so many presets out there to choose from and considering I only obtained occasional access to an A1 fairly recently (a month + ago), I want to optimize the available time it's in my hands and get the best color possible that's both vibrant, inviting, warm & pleasing to the eyes. Thus far I haven't found it.

In you valued opinion and experience, what preset should I be utilizing that matches the criteria above and/or what would or do you actually use the most & why? The name of the preset and where it could be found (if not on DVinfo.net) would be truly appreciated. What are your top 2 or 3 picks?

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Old April 23rd, 2010, 10:04 PM   #2
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In my opinion you should use NO preset and do all your CC in post, you'll have way more options. If you settle with a preset and then dont like it your screwed.

Theres not a preset out there that I can't reproduce in post. That's just me though..
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 11:05 PM   #3
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Steven Dempsey's "Vivid RGB".

Search around here, it'll come up.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 11:16 PM   #4
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Depends on what and how you're shooting and how much time you want to spend in post. For doco style 3 or 4 good custom presets that you know are much better than CC in post.

Stopping to add or correct colour can overturn the creative cart spilling it the show and you all over the place. If I spend a while editing a sequence and at the start of each day .. I like to play from the head of the show to refresh my memory as to the pace and feel of it.

So I like to work fast in post and I have Panalook, VividRGB, Panavision, PFvision (for low light) and Panalook2. Those names written on the back of the enclosed battery and I'll shoot Panalook for darker scenes and VividRGB for lighter scenes with say 3 different grays and blacks. For skin tones outdoors I'll use Panalook2.

I use the standard Expodisc for white balancing mixed lighting and the warm version for interviews. But it's a matter of preference and how you like to work. hth.

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