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Old February 15th, 2008, 02:42 AM   #1
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Setp and settings for a museum shoot

I'm doing a shoot in a natural history museum in a couple of weeks and wondered what settings/look you might consider using? The museum is a fantastic Victorian vaulted ceiling with intricate steel and glass and has a load of halogen lit sparkly glass cabinets. The overall ambient lighting will be fairly low due to the natural lighting arrangement and the time of day we'll be shooting. Will be filming a group of young kids as they look at the dinosaur exhibits etc. Final output will be to an interactive CDROM (FLV 4:3 format), so a lot of the glorious HD loveliness of the F350 will be lost unfortunately :(

I don't want to go overboard with grading the film etc but was just wondering if some subtle mods/settings would work well? I'm still experimenting with the settings in the F350, so any pointers would be appreciated :)

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Old February 15th, 2008, 01:19 PM   #2
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I'd probably try cinegamma 2 or 4 with the hisat matrix. You might want to boost the reds a little to bring out the colour of the stone.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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Thanks Alister - I'll have a play and see what it looks like here.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 03:03 AM   #4
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Hey Alister,

I did this shoot yesterday late afternoon.

Cinnegamma 4, highsat, black gamma 10, high sat maxtrix, 25P HQ. Here's a few stills for interest:

http://www.siliconpixel.com/xdcam/still1.bmp

http://www.siliconpixel.com/xdcam/still2.bmp

http://www.siliconpixel.com/xdcam/still3.bmp

http://www.siliconpixel.com/xdcam/still4.bmp

The last shot shows a lot of CA of my Fuji lens (full wide). Obviously the window panes were well blown out and using cinnegamma 4, DCC wasn't available. I didn't get any time to experiment as we only had an hour for film a load of clips with non-professional talent! I wonder what the difference would have been (if much/any) using DCC or at least a tweaked manual knee setting?

Shots came out really well though although one or two of the outside shots were oddly soft (light was failing). I'm wondering if this is a result of the new noise reduction (set to one).

Paul.
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