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Old September 6th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #1
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Custom Presets and Color Correction

After reading a couple of threads I wondered if every setting in a custom preset can be equally accomplished in post. I thought it would be really helpful to have a cheat sheet of precisely what color correction technique or tool corresponds to the knee setting, for example.

So, for each CP setting, I would like to see the corresponding color correction adjustment in Adobe Premiere or FCP. This would be a great way for me to learn CC because right now I know very little.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 04:07 AM   #2
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Sorry Alex .. the settings in the camera custom presets are so precise in far more areas than the colour correction controls in the regular NLE editing rigs.

If those CC settings you ask for were available, they would be up on the forums by now and people would use those, in lot of cases rather than the popular VIVIDRGB etc.

There's no alternative to *properly* learning CC .. than reading about it and spending time heaps (read HEAPS) of time doing it. But don't forget the bottom line is, it's all in the eye of the beholder :)

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Old September 7th, 2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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You may want to try True Color preset. It was designed to give the widest color spectrum for post. Only time I don't use it is low light conditions; then I use PFvision.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #4
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I used the PFVISION preset for a dark reception this past weekend and it was AWESOME !!!
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Old September 7th, 2010, 04:36 PM   #5
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I only started this thread because somebody in another post claimed that he could do everything a preset could do in post - and that presets were a waste of time.

I have also used Panavision with mixed results depending on the place. At this point I am not experienced enough to judge what settings will work in a given situation. My biggest problem is video noise. I can't use the "denoise" feature in the custom presets because it leaves a trailing image in my video. Most of my shoots are in pretty dark places, so I will check out the PFVision.
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