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Old June 10th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #1
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Indoor preset for wedding?

In two weeks time i'm shooting a wedding for a friend. I plan to use Steven Dempsey's vivid rgb preset for the external shots but i'm not sure if i should use something else for the indoor stuff. Unfortunately i have not been to the location so am not sure what the light will be like, All i know is that its in a country house, not a church. Should i stick with Steven's preset or switch when i go indoors? I've considered using the factory setting indoors because i'm a keen colourist and can get the look i want in FCP.
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Old June 10th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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Hi Dom. Based on my experience, I'd stay away from the VividRGB preset with tungsten lighting. Skin tones seem to take on more reddish cast. However, if you're indoors during the day & there's more dominant natural sunlight coming through windows, etc., it might be ok, or Panalook in this case would look good as well.

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Old June 11th, 2007, 06:03 AM   #3
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I've shot three or four using Pana and been happy with the results.

Just used Vivid a couple of weeks ago but it was for a beach wedding then a marquee so i can't really comment how it looked in true indoors.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 09:38 AM   #4
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Ok, thanks guys. So its panalook indoors and and vivid outside. I like both these presets and hate the factory setting, but if the indoor lacks natural sunlight i might have to give it a go and sort out in post.
BTW, this is my first real wedding, can anyone suggest a useful info site with some good tips?
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Old June 13th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #5
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shot with vividrgb

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Ok, thanks guys. So its panalook indoors and and vivid outside. I like both these presets and hate the factory setting, but if the indoor lacks natural sunlight i might have to give it a go and sort out in post.
BTW, this is my first real wedding, can anyone suggest a useful info site with some good tips?
i shot the following using vividrgb plus white balancing was on manual and so was my shooting mode. lighting stayed the same so i did not have to worry about anything.

also check out :- http://www.bealecorner.com/trv900/wedding.html

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Old June 14th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #6
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Thanks Kalulu,
That looks like a really useful link. I'll have a good read this weekend.
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