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Old May 18th, 2006, 06:35 PM   #1
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Another Preset Discusion - with Frame Grabs

Here are a few Frame grabs from my last post's Discusion. Here's the link on this topic.. http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=67016


These were the first few test shots with my new XL2. I came up with a basic preset and with the help of others modified it a bit. I am going for a film look with a retro feel for my next film. Ash, suggested I warm balance so I added some examples of white and two warm balances. I personaly like the third one down.

This was shot inside under normal light conditions.

This frame grab is white balanced 24p / 16:9 / f2.4 / gain +6

http://www.photochimps.com/gallery/s...500&ppuser=436

This frame grab is warm balanced (light blue) 24p / 16:9 / f2.4 / gain +6

http://www.photochimps.com/gallery/s...500&ppuser=436

This frame grab is warm balanced (lighter blue) 24p / 16:9 / f2.4 / gain +6

http://www.photochimps.com/gallery/s...500&ppuser=436

preset settings were:

Gamma = Cine
Knee = Low
Black = Press

NR = Off
VDetail = Normal
Color Matrix = Cine

Color Gain = +3
Color Phase = 0

Red = 0
Green = 0
Blue = 0

Sharpness = -5
Coring = -5

SetupLevel = -6
MasterPed = -6
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Old May 19th, 2006, 09:49 AM   #2
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Hi Scott,

For some reason the XL2 grabs all looked very dark on my monitor. So the first shot looked best on my PC. The other looked a little too muddy. That could well be due to my PC though. I have a Dell and they tend to be darker than most.

This is off topic I know, but I just wanted to tell you that I liked your photos.
I especially like the Hall Curve shot. Do you work exclusively in B/W?

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Old May 19th, 2006, 11:21 AM   #3
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If the warm gets TOO warm, you can turn down the red a couple notches and move the color phase a notch or two toward green.



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Old May 20th, 2006, 07:39 PM   #4
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will do Ash and thanks again.

Colin- at first it was a little dark on my pc as well but I also noticed my brightness on my monitor was turned down a bit. However, it looked nice on my "film" monitor but when I grabed it and looked on my pc I was also surprised to see it a bit dark.

Also, thanks for the compliments regarding my stills. Yes, when I shoot stills I only shoot B+W. I don't know why, but I have this thing with B+W film. There is something about loading B+W into my old F3 that makes me smile. Do you shoot B+W as well?

Oh - I am on your website now and that has answered my question. NIce Work!!!!
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Old May 21st, 2006, 11:47 AM   #5
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will do Ash and thanks again.

Colin- at first it was a little dark on my pc as well but I also noticed my brightness on my monitor was turned down a bit. However, it looked nice on my "film" monitor but when I grabed it and looked on my pc I was also surprised to see it a bit dark.

Also, thanks for the compliments regarding my stills. Yes, when I shoot stills I only shoot B+W. I don't know why, but I have this thing with B+W film. There is something about loading B+W into my old F3 that makes me smile. Do you shoot B+W as well?

Oh - I am on your website now and that has answered my question. NIce Work!!!!
Thanks Scott,

I only shoot digital now. I use virtualPhotgrapher to do all my conversions to B/W. I used to shoot 35mm and loved using Ilford B/W filmstock.
If my friend and I can work out how to do it I want to eventually make a version of virtualPhotographer that will work on video.

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Old May 22nd, 2006, 02:10 PM   #6
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colin this is the fist time I heard of virtualPhotographer...I looked it up and it appears to be a free download/plugin for PS. I'm going to give it a try. I agree with you that it would be great to see this available for vids...so keep workin on it. :)
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