•Feb 2012 Update•.
I redited this test with FCP X.
This is a side by side comparison of two profiles. The Neutral is always left, the Technicolor CineStyle is always right.
At first, I push the Neutral to a flat image like CineStyle. Then I push the CineStyle to a normal picture as Neutral. And then I grade the two profiles. There is an outdoor scene, a inside scene (difference light at least 4 f-stops) and three actress with different skin tones.
No surprise, ProRes 422 is better than the AIC. But my conclusion is always the same, I don't see in the picture, the value of using the CineStyle. And I think Neutral is much better for the human faces.
Sorry for my bad english.

One more test shoot : Technicolor CineStyle vs Neutral.
I shoot Cinestyle with technicolor indication 0,-4,-2,0
and Neutral 0,0,-1,0.
I did it primarily for myself, for the next short film that I'll start shooting next week.
Edit and color adjustment were done in Final Cut Express. I made a very simple color correction.
Just one color corrector filter or on color corrector filter plus a LUT applied with Magic Bullet LUT buddy.

There's a interior shoot illuminated with daylight bulbs. Outdoor shoot from a window (with moir? on the roof) and a shoot with the face of one of my actresses (for skin tone; she's a south french girl).
I edit to view side by side on the same picture, both neutral and cinestyle picture style.

For my part I will continue to use the neutral picture style. I don't see on my pictures, the interest of using the technicolor cinestyle. But I see the difficulties of using this profile. It's harder to focus and to choose the right exposure. And color adjustment is longer. The application of the LUT needs render time.

Sorry for my bad english.

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