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Old July 21st, 2016, 11:42 AM   #1
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Grading Cinelike D from the G7

What are you using to get the best colors out of the G7?
Are you using any LUT as starting point before grading ?
Do you have the feeling the Cinelike D setting is that much better than Natural?
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 07:24 AM   #2
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Yes Larry use cine like then punch everything down, use fast color corrector to white balance, then put on film convert preset for cine like and play around, excellent. Or i have a great simple lut in vision tech that gives it a pop without using anything else. steve
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 08:07 PM   #3
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Re: Grading Cinelike D from the G7

Steve,
Thanks for your answer.
I have a decent monitor and I think I do know how to use my G7.
I simply can't see how better the Cinelike D is!
Sure, there might be a tiny bit of a better DR but the colors are really not that great particularly the skin tones. Using Standards or Natural yield better results.
I posted my original post just to see if others would see what I'm seeing, but I guess not! You do think Cinelike D is better!
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 07:44 AM   #4
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Re: Grading Cinelike D from the G7

I have played around with most of the profiles. I shot the same scenes in the different profiles, and after analyzing and grading the footage I thought that "Natural" gave me the best look after grading. My next choice would be "Standard". Cine D gives a bit wider dynamic range, but as was noted, the skin tones were off in my opinion.
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 03:02 PM   #5
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Re: Grading Cinelike D from the G7

Kevin,
I came to the same conclusion and I'm glad I'm not the only one.
I think that Cinelike D profile is just an attempt from Panasonic to make us believe we're holding a film camera in our hands. It's a decent cam, but it's a 8 bits 420 cam and the footage simply can't be pushed to much in any direction. Yes, Natural and Standard are indeed the best settings, from my experience.
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