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Old January 4th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #1
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What gamma setting are you feature-film specialists using?

Hi all. . .

I'm interested in learning what gamma setting you feature-film specialists are using on the HVX-200 for eventual film-outs. I have heard mixed things about Cine-D (looks great, too noisy) for that function.

Any thoughts?

Thanks much.
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Old January 4th, 2007, 07:17 PM   #2
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Stephen,

That question will get you a thousand different answers; it's dependent on the preferred look that you (or the producers) want, your own style preferences and whether or not you have to match to a film stock or other footage.

The HVX is capable of mimicking various looks from Skip-Bleach, high-chroma (my personal fav), desaturated etc, etc.

Barry's book has several examples of possible color/gamma setups and the implications of each setting.

As of yet I have not yet done a film-out with any HVX footage however, one of my clients has used a few of my stock HVX clips in their commercial spots where they wanted a high-chroma match to 35mm film and they were happy with the results. I have not seen the finished footage myself so I can't comment on the results.

You won't be able to simply pick a camera setting, shoot an entire project and hope for the best in film transfer ; the truth is, in order to get a good end result you'll have to spend some time - and money - testing clips with various settings and actually having those clips transferred into it's final output form, then you'll know for sure exactly what camera settings you prefer and what work in POST you'll need to do to get the look you want. It's a laborious process but I guarantee you'll have better results than the "shoot and pray" method.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 08:30 AM   #3
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Thanks much, Robert. . .

My current specialty is the "shoot and pray" method.

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Old January 8th, 2007, 11:14 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Stephen Pruitt
Thanks much, Robert. . .

My current specialty is the "shoot and pray" method.

:-)

LOL

I think we all do a little of this. As Robert says, thorough testing is the only solution to finding the prefered 'look'.


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Old January 8th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Stephen Pruitt
Thanks much, Robert. . .

My current specialty is the "shoot and pray" method.

:-)

LOL

I think we all do a little of this. As Robert says, thorough testing is the only solution to finding the prefered 'look'.


Andrew
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