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Old March 3rd, 2007, 06:49 AM   #1
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The Best Possible Settings

I've looked at some of the other settings posted around but haven't found any I like as much as my own. I produced them through using the camera and reacting to what I see. I would like to know if people agree with me. To me, this produces the most realistic pleasing picture:

Master Black: Normal
Detail: Depends on HD or SD.
Black: Normal
White Clip: 100% for simple video work, 108% if doing more post work on footage
Knee: Manual 85%
ADV PROCESS:
Cinelike: Off
COLOUR MATRIX: Standard:
R Gain -2
R Rot 1
G Gain -2
G Rot Norm
B Gain Norm
B Rot Min
Gamma: Cinelike
Level: Normal
Colour Gain: 3
White Paints R&B: Normal
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 07:36 AM   #2
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Hey, I will try out your settings this week and see how they compare to Paolo's.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 08:07 AM   #3
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Thanks Steve,

I'd be interested to see if you agree. I did a direct comparison to Paolo's and I preferred mine.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 10:06 AM   #4
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This is a very touchy subject because there's no definitive right or wrong. Image preference is highly subjective and depends on each person. What one person likes, another won't. So honestly there is no "perfect" setting for a camera. It depends on the look you want and the content.

What are you shooting with these settings?

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Old March 3rd, 2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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That's very true. But if you want the most "Accurate" picture, then certain settings are better than others.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 11:43 AM   #6
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What are you shooting with these settings?
All sorts, daylight, tungsten, mixed. I have tweaked whenever I see an issue under any conditions. This is what I have come up with.

My work is mainly corporate, so is a lot of run and gun and very varied.

This is my best "General Use" setting.

In response to the subjectivity, that's exactly why I posted it. Some people may like to try it on their camera. If they don't like the look, I don't mind. I'd just be interested to see what people say.

Mike

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Old March 3rd, 2007, 03:59 PM   #7
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I agree Mike. If I had my camera with my right now I'd run the settings right into it. But alas, I don't so I'll have to test it latter.

I'm not saying the set up won't work great at all, they look really good. But even you have said that it's the best general setting and that you tweak it. I'm anxious to try it and see what it produces.

In my opinion if a particular setting works for at least 85% of the work you do, then that's the setting to go with. There's always times you have to tweak but that's expected. I'll give the settings a go when I can. Thanks.

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Old March 3rd, 2007, 06:17 PM   #8
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I'll give the settings a go when I can. Thanks.
I'm be interested to hear what you think.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 07:13 AM   #9
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anyone tried it?
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Old March 12th, 2007, 04:41 AM   #10
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Can you upload some stills using these settings?


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Old March 13th, 2007, 03:39 PM   #11
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Can you upload some stills using these settings?
I could email you, but you really need a side-by-side to compare them. Best to dial them into a camera and flick between settings.

Anyone tried the settings yet?

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Old March 13th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #12
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I have on the HD200 - not much difference bettween the two i must say
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