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Old March 7th, 2005, 05:24 AM   #1
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Hi everybody!

Finally I can post my first test about Canon XL2 Cinelook...

It's a kind of tribute to David Lynch...

I shooted in countryside a very bad and cloudly day, with 20x lens, manual focus, flat cine settings, PAL 25p, widescreen. Then I edited it in Premiere Pro 1.5 using Magic Bullet Editors to correct the color. No any kind of grain settings.

Here many Americans can read my post: I love the look and the feeling of US movies; I'm not speaking about themes and stories, but only about Photography and color correction. I think US movies have a fantastic image impact. In Italy there are several beautifull movies, wonderfull stories (life isi beautifull...) but our images are poor, flat.
I'm saying that, to introduce my test: I tried to simulate as I can as it's possible these american images.

I'd like to read your impression, critic and feelings.

Thanks everybody.

Michele Lombardo

my test:
http://utenti.lycos.it/canonxl2/Sant...20Lynchano.avi

right click "save as..."
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Old March 7th, 2005, 09:39 AM   #2
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Looks like you used two settings from Magic Bullet.
Some desaturation setting and a brown one.
Very Nice!
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Old March 8th, 2005, 01:22 AM   #3
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No other replies?!...

I'm curious to know what you think...

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Old March 8th, 2005, 08:22 AM   #4
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Hi Michele,

Your footage looks realy good!
I realy like the colors you used. It sets a beautifull tone.

I'm also a big fan of color grading.
I correct every project I make. My thought about it is that you can set a final mood with colors. And that's why I use it.

My inspiration comes from french movies, such as Amelie and Vidocq. Also the Lord of the Rings is a very good example. Take a look at the making of. I believe you find it on on of the special edition DVD's. There's a whole chapter about Digital Grading.

I'm currently doing manual color grading in Discreet Combustion.
Because you have the tools of the high-end machines such as Flame and Inferno. The reason I use Combustion is that I want total control and because I mainly do leader packages at work.

But for a long movie, the best solution is Magic Bullet, cause you can use it in Premiere.

I saw Lustre at work on the IBC in Amsterdam...
talking about Color Grading....
http://www4.discreet.com/lustre/
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Old March 8th, 2005, 12:04 PM   #5
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Wells it's about time someone posted some Pal footage. It really looks great. I was stunned when i found out there was no adapter on that footage. It's really amazing and it looked like the image from 28 Days Later. Now i can't wait to get me Xl2. Could post some footage and maybe what the raw footage looked like?
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Old March 8th, 2005, 08:03 PM   #6
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cant see it

I downloaded it, but WMP seems to not be able to find a codec???

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Old March 9th, 2005, 01:16 AM   #7
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It's encoded with a DivX codec...

Downloaded from DivX.com
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Old March 10th, 2005, 04:24 AM   #8
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Hi Everybody, I uploaded an high quality version...

it's about 25 mb... always DivX

http://utenti.lycos.it/canonxl2/Sant...ynchano_HQ.avi

Right click, save as...

I'm waiting for your impressions!!
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Old March 10th, 2005, 04:17 PM   #9
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I thought it was very "French New Wave". I love the look of this camera with Magic Bullet.
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