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Old April 26th, 2007, 06:17 AM   #1
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Looking more colourfull

I want to produce video that I recorded with my camera with 1 CCD to look more colourfull simulating high professional camera with 3 CCD, something like film look.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 10:41 AM   #2
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Not to be flippant but there is an old saying
"You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear"
If you could make the 1 chip camera output look like 3 chip in post there 'might' be a problem selling the more expensive 3 chip cameras:o).
That said you could probably ply with the primary and secondary color correctors but I don't think you would be satisfied with the results.
Puttin the wet stuff on the red stuff!

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Old April 26th, 2007, 10:47 AM   #3
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It's actually a myth that 3 chips are better than one; it's more about the quality of the sensors and how they're timed, mated, etc.
The bigger question is "Can I make a single chip-acquired image look great?" The answer is "yes."
Be cautious about oversaturation, plan on using chromablur, and acquire as cleanly as possible/as much light as possible. If you shot in dark areas with low light, if you shot with bad exposure, or if you have any number of other challenges in the footage, it's difficult to pull rich color, sweetly contrasted video from that footage. One chip vs three chip isn't really part of the equation.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #4
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what do you mean by chroma blur? Is that a vegas effect, or is it a technique with the camera?
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Old April 26th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #5
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Chroma blur is a vegas filter. Apply it at the event or track level. It blurs the chroma :) and leaves the luma untouched for a, umm..., softer(?) feel to the colors. Perhaps an increased softness to the transitions between colors.

Chroma = the color components of the video signal, aka chrominance.
Luma = the grayscale or B&W components of the video signal, aka luminance.
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