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Old January 28th, 2008, 01:34 PM   #1
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(How) Do you use custom presets?

I was wondering how many of you do use the Custom Presets? Do you use them always or only in certain situations? I like the natural look of the Canon XL-H1 (Factory default) but I think there is too much magenta. But I also see too much magenta in Steven Dempsey's Panalook custom preset. I think from all the presets, I like the Kodak filmstock emulation best.

But I am now doing some advanced testing with my camera in a studio environment. I am matching my lightmeter and camera so I can use my lightmeter to access a scene. I also hooked it up to Canon Console for use with the waveform monitor so check exposure/overall brightness.

The thing is that custom presets have influence on the images (light/shadows) so I need to stick to one preset to keep things matched.

So should I stick with factory default or use one of the presets? The preset should be easy to work with in post so I guess a natural colored preset.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #2
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After one year of non stop shooting / I have decided to stick to Alistar
Chapmans presets CP 1 general prefered setup & CP 4 Extra Latitude.

I think Alistar did a great job with the 2 x prests.

I never use the factory default preset / Tendancy to blow out the highlights.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 09:07 AM   #3
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Hi,
Tried searching for the presets you mention - can't find them.. Would like to try them - where can I find them please?
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Old January 29th, 2008, 09:36 AM   #4
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Dave, see http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=66776
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