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Old September 24th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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EX3 at night PP settings?

I'm going to be shooting at night, outdoors, with the EX3. Does any one have any recommendations for how to tweak the Picture Profile to get good clean pictures? I found some here a couple of years ago for the V1U and they worked out great!
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 02:49 PM   #2
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I use the Indoor/Night profile with my EX3, a modified Alister Chapman suggestion, I like a more sharper look than most using Cine Gammas, but I mostly do TV commercials and they look better (I think and my clients also) on our UK Terrestrial transmission system.
The Dark profile I use in REALLY dark areas, tunnels and caves (don't ask!!) it works well, again a modified
Alister Chapman suggsestion.
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NAME INDOOR/NIGHT

MATRIX ON
CINEMA
LEVEL +35

COLOUR CORECTION OFF

WHITE OFFSET OFF
PRESEST 3200

DETAIL ON
LEVEL -4
FEQ +20
CRISP +20

SKIN DETAIL OFF

GAMMA LEVEL 0
CINE 4

BLACK -3

BLACK GAMMA 0

LOW KEY SAT 0






NAME DARK

MATRIX ON
STANDARD

COLOUR CORECTION OFF

WHITE OFFSET OFF
PRESEST 3200

DETAIL ON
LEVEL -15
FEQ +30
CRISP +40

SKIN DETAIL OFF

KNEE ON
AUTO KNEE OFF
POINT 60
SLOPE +50
KNEE SAT 50

GAMMA LEVEL 0
STD4

BLACK +4

BLACK GAMMA -3

LOW KEY SAT -4
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 01:09 PM   #3
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I would agree with Mark these days and use Standard Gamma 3 or 4 when you are trying to maximise sensitivity without resorting to gain. If you are using gain it is beneficial to use the Cripening setting to prevent detail correction being added to noise. For high gain shooting I would set crispening to +70.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 08:19 AM   #4
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Thanks Mark and Alister. Going to try that at my next wedding Disco.
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