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Old December 8th, 2015, 10:34 PM   #1
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NX3 Picture Profiles

I'm looking for some guidance with picture profiles on the NX3. Specifically, I'm concerned about losing lots of detail in the highlights with the stock profiles, but I remain hopeful that a good picture profile can address that without killing contrast or other detail. I've also had very bad luck finding any concrete information online about picture profiles, and even less information pertaining to the NX3 in particular.

Does anyone care to share what they use in different situations?
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Old December 18th, 2015, 10:10 AM   #2
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Re: NX3 Picture Profiles

I don't know if this is much help or not, but here's a comparison of various Picture Profile settings for the Sony PXW FS5.

I use PP4 on my NX3 and am generally happy with it. That said, I need to do comparisons of the different profiles.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 12:19 PM   #3
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Re: NX3 Picture Profiles

Those are helpful, but the FS5 is even further removed than the FS100, the camera for which custom profiles are readily available online that I have been using as a jumping off point for the NX3's picture profiles.

Even so, the FS100 is a considerably different camera to the NX3, hardware-wise. The FS100 (and the FS5 for that matter) are larger single sensors. Certainly, being Sony cameras of relatively similar age, they share certain features and color science. But, they all respond to light differently. The FS5 has much more dynamic range than the NX3, and so you can't just take a picture profile from one camera and expect it to work the same way on another, even if they have the same picture profile menu settings.

I've settled on slowly building my own, through trial and error. It's a bit of a painful and unscientific process, but I think it's the only way.
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