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Old July 6th, 2010, 06:14 AM   #1
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Best Methods to setup PP for ex1r, z7u, v1u...

I am trying to get my cameras to match as best as possible. I like the Pd PP setting on our z7u.
My question is what would be the best method to setup a Picture Profile for all three of these cameras to match. I realize the cmos size difference, but I am having a hard time with what to do in my picture profiles to set each camera up for different lighting conditions and have them give similar results.

Any advice on what color chart to use, and how would I use the vector scope with adobe on location to get a more accurate setting.


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Old July 6th, 2010, 07:48 AM   #2
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You will need to get a calibration chart from DSC to do it properly although you can get part of the way there by shooting calibrated color bars (see Wolfgang's website link below). The ChromaDuMonde one is considered the variety to use. You can find a here that will show them to you with some explanation towards the bottom of the page. They are not cheap but essential.


Here is another page of a guy who explains how he calibrated one of his prosumer cameras. This person's findings were a part of a discussion here on DVinfo a couple of years ago...

JVC HD100 Calibration

Also you should thoroughly read the Picture Profiles thread. Bill Ravens goes into a lot of detail about what he did to set up his EX1 and recently Wolfgang Winne did a thorough explanation of how he set up his camera but his website is in German. You can use a translation engine to get the gist of what he did. Very worthwhile in my view. Here's a link to the start of the Picture Profile thread.
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