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Old December 29th, 2006, 07:45 AM   #1
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Acheiving Filmic look with DSR 570 and filters

Hello Everyone,


I have recently been asked to DoP a 10 min drama, with the aim being to make the product look as filmic as possible with the use of a Sony DSR 570. I am taking into consideration movement of shots and cinematic-style composition, but I was wondering if anyone knew what are the best menu settings for the DSR 570 to achieve a more filmic look? I have used the camera numerous times, but never really had the chance play with the settings and see the results.

I know that I need to try and achieve more detail in the blacks and lose the brassness of the entire image-would turning detail off and adjusting black stretch achieve this?

Also I will be using a matte box and filters and have been thinking about a promist to help soften the overall image, does anyone have any suggestion to which? The shoot will mainly be interior with some exterior shots also.

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated!

Many Thanks

Garath
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Old December 29th, 2006, 08:53 AM   #2
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I've never really gotten a good film look just using the menu of the DSR 570, usually there's been some work done in post. Getting the detail down would help, you could try testing the menu settings at Swiss Effects:
http://www.swisseffects.ch/english/e...ges/e_tape.htm

There's also the FILMLIKE file in the camera menus that you could check out, however, it's nothing like film

Warm 1/8 & 1/4 Promist filters work well on the Sony cameras.

Better still use a Panasonic SDX 900, with or without progressive frames, it's much more filmic looking than the DSR570.
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Old December 30th, 2006, 06:57 PM   #3
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Hey

Thanks for the reply Brian, the webpage given seems a good source.

The DSR 570 is all I have available to me, so hopefully can still create a good look through lighting and composition etc.

Thanks for the advice
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